Emerging technologies in adult literacy and language education
Corporate Name: National Institute for Literacy (U.S.)
Publisher: National Institute for Literacy
Published At: Washington, DC
Date Published: June 2010
Distributor: National Institute for Literacy
Source Address: 1775 I Street, NW, Suite 730
Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20006
Phone: (202) 233-2025
Material Type: Information Analysis
Intended Audience: Policy Maker
Physical Media: Print
Physical Description: 32 p.
Subjects: Educational Technology; Adult Education; Adult Literacy; English (Second Language); Professional Development
This paper addresses the potential contribution of emerging technologies to adult literacy and language education and to professional development and discusses the opportunities and challenges involved. Technologies described include audio and video production, games, wikis, and blogs. Also described are netbooks and smart books, nettops, rich clients, and cell phones, and the use of open-source software. Instructional uses identified are multimodal communication, collaborative writing, language analysis and structure, and online networking. The authors summarize relevant research and list extensive references.