digital skills

Supporting task-based programming related to using digital technology: Developed for Literacy and Basic Skills practitioners in Ontario - Package 1 (2012)

Includes sample tasks for using digital technology for employment and for managing money

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

This resource has been designed to support the use of digital technology in Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs within the context of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF). It features two theme areas: work using digital technology, and managing money using digital technology.

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The Need For Increased Integration of Technology and Digital Skills in the Literacy Field in Canada (2011)

The author of this report notes that technology has become an integral part of both the learning experience and everyday life. Therefore, there is a greater need than ever before to integrate technology into the literacy profession in Canada.

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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.

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