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Propelling Education and Innovation For a few, full sail ahead; for others, paddling by fiery remains breeze Six Great Motivations to utilize Data and Correspondences Innovation (ICT) 1. PCs and the Web are valuable in our own lives and in our understudies' lives, for instance, for:
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Dispatching Literacy and Technology For some, full sail ahead; for others, paddling by fiery remains breeze

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Six Good Reasons to utilize Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

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1. PCs and the Internet are valuable in our own lives and in our students’ lives, for instance, for: Communicating with family and companions: email, key buddies, electronic records, computerized telephony, electronic visiting with companions and associates in removed spots Shopping : carrier tickets, books, CD\'s, PCs, autos Information looking : “Googling,” discovering lost companions, perusing daily papers (in one\'s first dialect,) discovering bearings, and so on

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Managing individual funds : paying bills, saving money online Entertainment: home motion pictures, child book Web pages for relatives a far distance, computer games, music, requesting DVD films

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2.â  Computers and the Internet give helpful apparatuses to mentors and learners to finish learning errands: Word preparing : writing in class and homework PowerPoint presentations : by coaches and learners Spreadsheets for budgetary proficiency: arranging and observing one\'s close to home spending Information seeking: CD ROM and Web-based references, for example, reference books and lexicons, utilizing web crawlers to discover data on Web pages, or in Web databases

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3.â  Computer programming, Web pages, TV shows and tapes are a wellspring of direct guideline. PC helped direction (CAI) or PC helped dialect learning (CALL) for English Language learning On-line and CD-ROM-based courses Instructional Web pages , and Television arrangement, for example, NALA’s Read Write Now , or the U.S. TV411 , Crossroads Cafe , or Workplace Essential Skills offer learners sorted out guideline for free learning, and augmentations of educational cost.

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Online lessons and entire courses can be outlined by coaches for their understudies, and can track learner advancement http://www.thestudyplace.org Online reproductions , for instance essential abilities in the working environment reenactments, can be utilized autonomously by learners or with a mentor or in little gatherings http://www.workingsimulations.com/theOffice.html

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4.â  Technology gives new chances to expert improvement, for example, Electronic records/discussions for grown-up education and ESOL/ESL guides. http://www.nifl.gov/lincs/discourses Special accumulations of full-archive (downloadable) materials in regions, for example, family proficiency, ESOL, working environment training, innovation, evaluation, wellbeing and education, learning handicaps, and others. http://www.nifl.gov/lincs/accumulations/collections.html or http://www.nald.ca/

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Online expert improvement courses, asset books, guides,and manuals for grown-up instruction mentors http://www.alri.org/tackle/harnesscolleague.html

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5. Innovation offers incredible instruments for venture based learning Tutors can add undertaking based figuring out how to their classes (notwithstanding aptitudes based and substance based learning.) Technology is valuable when grown-up learners need to: hunt down data (CD-ROMS, Web page and online database pursuits) research employments and occupation arrangement, family wellbeing issues, childcare, government funded schools, advanced education, home purchasing help and other group administrations. http://alri.org/esquare/

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record discoveries (word handling, note taking utilizing compact console pda’s or portable workstations, tape and tape recorders, cameras, scanners) word procedure reports distribute or present their undertakings (utilizing desktop distributed, Web pages, or PowerPoint)

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6. Innovation can help learners who have physical or learning inabilities (or contrasts) through the utilization of assistive innovation and all inclusive configuration. http://www.cast.org/http://www.nifl.gov/cgi-canister/lincs/look/asset/teacher.cgi?special_collection=learning_disabilities

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The Massachusetts Adult Literacy Technology Team (MALTT) Plan “Never belittle the capacity of a little gathering of conferred people to change the world. In reality they are the main ones who have” Margaret Mead, Anthropologist

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About MALTT http://maltt.org/about.htm The MALTT Plan http://maltt.org/productions/maltt1.htm The MALTT Plan Evaluation http://maltt.org/distributions/malteval.pdf “This is an arrangement for fusing innovation, principally PCs and videocassette hardware, in grown-up proficiency training projects crosswise over Massachusetts. Its motivation is to empower grown-up fundamental training understudies, those at the essential and pre-school levels, selected in openly financed grown-up proficiency, grown-up essential instruction, grown-up auxiliary training or English for Speakers of Other Languages projects, to get to and use innovation for learning, discovering data, and for correspondence. Its guarantee is to empower the folks of K-12 kids and other grown-up inhabitants of the Commonwealth who are seeking after essential aptitudes direction to get to and procure the innovation abilities they have to help their kids and themselves at work, at home, and in their groups in the Massachusetts of the twenty-first century. “

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“This arrangement requires a noteworthy interest in data and correspondence innovation in grown-up essential training projects, one which will get ready grown-up learners to utilize innovation skillfully and easily at work and in day by day living errands, for example, composition letters, staying informed concerning family costs, getting family wellbeing data, discovering a vocation, discovering childcare, shopping, paying charges, and recording family occasions. In a state which depends for monetary development on a profoundly talented workforce, one whose organizations increasingly” as sume utilization of PCs even in low wage employments, it is basic that grown-up instruction projects plan understudies to ace and be quiet with the capable apparatuses of electronic innovation.

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E-consideration/Access to Technology/Closing the Digital Divide The Rand Corporation Study of 1995, Universal Access to E-mail The Pew Foundation Study of 2003

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In 1995, in its historic study, Universal Access to E-mail, the Rand Corporation recognized an issue and authored the term"the Digital Divide," to depict it. The issue was the immense hole between the knowledgeable and well-to-do, who had entry to the Internet, and the colossal lion\'s share of Americans, particularly poor people and ineffectively taught, who did not. That study encouraged that everybody in the U.S. should have email inside of 10 years, mind boggling at the time, closer to reality now, yet at the same time a long way from being accomplished. Source: http://www.rand.org/distributions/MR/MR650/

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Where are we now, right around nine years after the fact? A late 2003 Internet utilization study by the Pew Foundation found that 63% of Americans utilize the Internet at home at this point. This is an enormous increment over the less than 5% of Americans who utilized the Internet as a part of 1993. The rate of development, then again, has leveled in the previous two years. By chance, the Pew study found that Internet clients accomplish more online now, for example, getting wellbeing data, getting to government information, purchasing items, and taking an interest in on-line barters. Source: Pew Internet & American Life Study http://www.pewinternet.org/

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One likely result, if development of Internet access continues,is access to web learning for grown-up proficiency, fundamental abilities, and auxiliary level aptitudes. This may empower us to serve more individuals, or serve the individuals who go to classes with a more serious administration arrangement of both class and online direction. However, development in Internet access for low-salary grown-ups will rely on upon proceeded with government backing to libraries and group innovation focuses to bolster their entrance and utilization of the Web for learning.

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Web Resources for Tutors who are new to Technology

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What\'s "out there" that is great? Where would I be able to begin as a learner? The Literacy List http://www.alri.org/literacylist.html Harnessing Technology to serve Adult Literacy http://www.alri.org/harness.html LINCS http://www.nifl.gov/lincs In the U.S. LINCS is the grown-up proficiency group\'s passage to the universe of grown-up instruction and education assets on the Internet. LINCS highlights sight and sound educational module created by professionals, unique accumulations on significant proficiency themes, the most recent proficiency related exploration and measurements, and open doors for correspondence with partners specifically and through online talk.

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LINCS Special Collections http://www.nifl.gov/lincs/accumulations/collections.html LINCS Discussion Lists http://www.nifl.gov/lincs/exchanges/discussions.html

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What are some great cases of Web-based reading,writing and numeracy guideline for low-proficient grown-ups? Rebecca\'s EZ Pages http://www.alri.org/ltc/ezpage/One of the activities, "What the Landlord Must Do," shows understudies fundamental wording about lodging and proprietor obligations. At that point, it gives a composed activity in which the understudy clarifies the obligations furthermore depicts the elements of specific parts of the house. The Web webpage gives the understudy a rundown of words that connection to pictures about parts of a house. On the other hand the client can tap on diverse parts of a representation of a house, which then demonstrate the fitting word. The cooperation in the middle of content and pictures, alongside the composed activity, permits understudies to backtrack and forward between the photos and the words as much as expected to succeed at the errands.

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E-square http://www.alri.org/esquare This is a "electronic square" or town intended for grown-up learners with low fundamental proficiency aptitudes. There are various storefronts ( wellbeing focus , occupations focus , library , family focus , PC focus , early youth focus , group expressions focus , and hom

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