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Digital Literacy to prepare adult learners for the 2020 U.S. Census

Hello Colleagues,

As you may know, the 2020 Census will be online. This provides another reason, and perhaps opportunity, to offer digital literacy to your adult basic skills (including ESL/ESOL) students.

Has your program, state, county, city or town been planning how to prepare those who lack digital literacy skills* for the 2020 Census? If so, tell us about those plans.

What definition of digital literacy do you use ?

Hello Integrating Technology Colleagues,

You probably have heard the term "digital literacy," and you may use it with colleagues or with your students. There are now many definitions of digital literacy, and I have included four of them below. At the end of this post, I'll tell you mine, and ask for yours.  Consider which of these definitions you prefer, and why; if you have a different definition, what is it?

Education Week's Real-World Literacy Summit 2019

  • Date: 
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    Online Summit

Schools are under growing pressure to make sure that students are ready for work or job training, as well as college, when they graduate. But employers often complain that their young hires haven’t learned the reading, writing, speaking, and digital skills they need on the job. How can educators bridge the gap between reality and expectations, when it comes to these complex skills?

Chicago digital literacy survey findings, digital literacy assessments, and free or OER resources

Hello colleagues,

In a recent Digital Promise article, "Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy/" you will find these interesting findings from adult basic skills programs in Chicago:

Are digital literacy skills important for all kinds and levels of work?

Hello Colleagues,

I invite your comments on this question: Are digital literacy skills important for all kinds and levels of work? What are you seeing in your community?

Digital Learning Effective among ABE Learners?

The following study is a recent addition to our LINCS Resource Collection:  Murphy, R., Bienkowski, M., Bhanot, R., Wang, S., Wetzel, T., House, A., Leones, T., Van Brunt, J. (2017).Evaluating Digital Learning for Adult Basic Literacy and Numeracy. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.  

Final Call: Seeking Educators for Illinois Digital Learning Lab, Fall 2017 --> Join Us!

Greetings, my name is Alecia and I'm based in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I'm excited to be part of the CoP here on LINCS and wanted to share an upcoming opportunity with you which will kick off Thursday, October 26th in Bloomington, IL. In coordination with Grand Victoria Foundation and the Joyce Foundation, we are launching the Illinois Digital Learning Lab to explore the use of technology in adult education classrooms.


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