Technology

An Instructional Approach for Workforce Literacy (2003)

As the workforce of the 21st century becomes increasingly reliant on electronic communication, it is essential that workforce preparation programs include opportunities for learners to improve their literacy skills for writing in electronic contexts.

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2005-06-17

Workforce Literacy Instruction and Electronic Writing: A Study (2003)

The 21st century workforce demands an array of skills which includes the ability to effectively use some form of technology. This may require educators to rethink approaches to literacy instruction in adult literacy programs.

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2005-06-17

Writing Assessment in Electronic Contexts (2004)

As electronic writing increases in today's society, workforce literacy educators must provide learners with opportunities for communicating within electronic contexts.

This paper describes the assessment of electronic discussion entries produced by 47 workforce literacy learners over 11 writing sessions. The context of the writing sessions is discussed, as well as the development and implementation of the assessments.

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2005-06-16

Innovative Technology Integration within Teacher Education (2004)

One of the challenges in teacher education is to prepare pre-service teachers to integrate computer technology into curriculum. A further challenge is to embed the use of technology within a Bachelor of Education program in order to help teachers develop their creativity, problem-solving skills and innovation.

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2005-06-15

Guidelines and Support Materials for the Acquisition of Computer-Based Adult Literacy Systems (1994)

Deciding whether or not to introduce a computer-based system into an adult literacy program elicits many questions. Does the approach used by the technology support the educational goals and philosophy of the unit? What changes occur in classroom practices? What will be the effects on the learners? Is the expense of setting up a computer-based system worth it? If trouble arises, who is there to help?

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2005-02-15

Case Studies of Internet Use in Alberta Schools: a Summary Report (1997)

A case study approach was used to collect data on how Alberta schools were currently using the Internet and how teachers were learning to use it, as well as data on the perceptions of educators and parents of its value as an educational tool.

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2004-11-16

Putting Learning Technologies to Work for Literacy (2004)

The goals of this project were:
-To examine the extent to which adult literacy learners in Nova Scotia have access to learning through technology.
-To determine to what extent community-based literacy organizations use learning technologies effectively and with optimal outcome in their operations and service delivery.

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2004-10-21

Interview: Heather Menzies - Technology in Women's Lives (1987)

Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1987 - Vol. 5, No. 3

This is an interview with Heather Menzies, an Ottawa-based writer and sometime film-maker whose books include Women and the Chip and Computers on the Job.

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2004-09-08

Foreigners to the Culture: Women in Trades and Technologies (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1991- Vol. 9, No. 2

In 1983, women made up about three percent of the apprenticeable trades and slightly more of the technologies. This number had barely increased from ten years before. It seems, that although there is an increase in the number of women entering the trades and technologies, many are not staying. The reason is not that they don't like the work, but because they can't stand the environment.

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2004-07-28

AlphaCom Guidebook - Version 5.0 (1998)

Discussion groups are a convenient way for large groups to gather and share ideas, while reducing the need for face-to-face meetings. AlphaCom offers private discussion groups to literacy organizations free of charge. It provides registered users with moderated discussions, password-protection and the ability to attach files. The AlphaCom Guidebook aims to teach novice users how to register and participate in these discussions.

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2004-07-26

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