Technology

Technological Literacy and the Matrix (2001)

An Instructor's Guide

This literacy and basic skills resource for instructors and their learners focuses on learning activities and demonstrations which help learners to use technology.

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2002-07-10

Electronic Conferencing (2000)

This article discusses the pros and cons of electronic conferencing, a communication method that relies on Internet technology. The author then provides tips on how to encourage participation in electronic conferencing, to make the process more enjoyable, efficient and convenient.

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2002-06-10

Web-based Demonstrations Clearinghouse - Final Report (2001)

This is the final report of the “Clearinghouse for Demonstrations" project of the Simcoe County Literacy Network. To purpose of the project was to provide a one-stop shopping centre that would allow practitioners to post demonstrations they have developed to the Internet and to access demonstrations developed by other literacy practitioners.

The final report is composed of three sub reports each submitted by a project team member:

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2002-04-02

Computer Basics 2000 (2000)

This easy-to-read, basic computer guide is a project from Literacy Nanaimo, written by Brian O`Rooney. Parts of a Computer and What they Do, Starting Up, Using the Mouse, Shutting Down, Working in Windows, Word Processing, Managing Files & Folders, Internet and Email are all covered here.

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2001-08-01

Using Technology Effectively - Final Report (2000)

In 1997-98, technology was introduced to the former Southwestern Ontario Adult Literacy Network (SOALN) through the "Preparing for Technological Change" project. One of the objectives of this project was to provide every program within the network with assistance on obtaining the equipment, software and basic training to begin using the Internet, E-mail and the AlphaCom facilities.

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2001-02-08

Adult Literacy, Learning Disabilities and Technology (2001)

Annotated Bibliography, An

This bibliography is intended to provide some context to the discussions around adult literacy and learning disabilities. The collected annotations are provided in the hope that they will inspire further research and lead to some common understanding of the ways that literacy and learning disabilities may or may not related.

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2001-01-01

Literacy and Technology Website Review (2000)

Frontier College presents Literacy and Technology Website Reviews of sites within these 6 categories: Children, Youth, English as a Second Language, Adult Literacy Activities, Resources and Mathematics.

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2000-09-21

On the Margins (1998)

Creating Opportunities for Learning with Computer Technology for Homeless People

Beat the Street is a program of Frontier College offering basic literacy instruction and upgrading to street youth and homeless adults. A computer lab with Internet access was donated to Beat the Street in 1996. This report is about Beat the Street's study of computer technology and how it can be used effectively.

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2000-08-22

Integrating Technology into Canadian Adult Literacy Programs: the Need for a Curriculum Deliberation Process (2000)

For adult literacy practitioners, the issue of whether or not to integrate computers into the curriculum is the subject of some debate, not least because resources are scarce. This paper discusses various factors surrounding this issue and identifies the need for a curriculum deliberation process in the field of adult literacy.

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2000-05-24

Integrating Technology into Canadian Adult Literacy Programs: Curriculum Evaluation Considerations (2000)

The integration of technology, especially computers, into adult literacy teaching is generally considered a good idea, although there are definite concerns. Three such concerns include:
1) philosophical (i.e., the place of technology within literacy teaching and learning);
2) the practical (i.e., the use of very scarce resources--money, time and personnel--to support technology); and,

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