Finding Our Way: Digital Technologies and E-Learning for Adult Literacy Students, Educators and Programs (2011)

Literature Scan: 2005-2011

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server, where it can be downloaded in PDF format.

The author says the goal of this document is to spark a national discussion about what is happening, and what needs to happen, to harness the potential of digital technology and e-learning in the service of adult literacy teaching and learning.

Because there is relatively little literature specifically related to that topic, the scope of the review was widened to look across the education spectrum, including K-12 and postsecondary education materials. The search was restricted to the time period 2005-2011 and confined to sources from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand because each of these jurisdictions has well-developed adult education and adult basic education sectors.

The author has grouped the findings according to a variety of themes, including digital reading; digital skills and employment; learning disabilities and assistive technology; the digital divide; anywhere/anytime learning; collaborative learning; and professional development in technology for literacy educators.

AlphaPlus is a provincially-funded Ontario organization that provides expertise to support adult educators.

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Maria Moriarty. Finding Our Way: Digital Technologies and E-Learning for Adult Literacy Students, Educators and Programs 2011. Web. 2 Mar. 2021 <http://alphaplus.ca/en/web-tools/online-publications-a-reportsgroup1/finding-our-way.html>
Maria Moriarty (2011). Finding Our Way: Digital Technologies and E-Learning for Adult Literacy Students, Educators and Programs. Retrieved March 2, 2021, from http://alphaplus.ca/en/web-tools/online-publications-a-reportsgroup1/finding-our-way.html
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