Evaluation of Educational Freeware and Shareware Software Programs as Effective Resources for Adult Literacy Training Programs (2004)

This document describes a project carried out by the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) to assess the value of a collection of freeware and shareware software intended for use in educational settings. The software programs, which offered instruction in literacy, basic math, and computer skills, were evaluated by adult learners at literacy centres in six communities across Canada.

The author points out that the project benefitted both participants and adult literacy practitioners. Because the software had already been evaluated by its intended users, trainers and program coordinators were spared the time-consuming process of finding and assessing software.

As well, project participants grew as learners; developed pride; gained technological literacy; and developed interpersonal skills.

NALD is now known as Copian and can be found at http://en.copian.ca.

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2004-04-08
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Roberta F. Hammett. Evaluation of Educational Freeware and Shareware Software Programs as Effective Resources for Adult Literacy Training Programs 2004. Web. 5 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/hammett/project.pdf>
Roberta F. Hammett (2004). Evaluation of Educational Freeware and Shareware Software Programs as Effective Resources for Adult Literacy Training Programs. Retrieved August 5, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/hammett/project.pdf
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