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Technology and Distance Learning for California Adult Education

Posted on 06/21/2022

2020-2021 TDLS Report Cover

OTAN recently submitted to the California Department of Education a report entitled Technology and Distance Learning for California Adult Education. As the Introduction states, "This report provides a broad overview of the state of distance learning in Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funded adult schools and colleges in California with recommendations for further research." The report is meant to capture both qualitative and quantitative analysis and evaluation based on data from both OTAN and CASAS from Program Year 2020-2021 of what, and how, adult education agencies are serving California.

The report covers a wide range of topics, including enrollment data, student access to and use of technology, teacher use of technology and thoughts about technology integration, waiting lists, and barriers to learning. There is also a section devoted to case studies of large, mid, and small size agencies. Finally, the report concludes with a section on factors that should be considered for future research and reporting.

If you have any questions about this report, please contact OTAN at or call our office at 916-228-2580.

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.