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ALE Journal, Call for Papers

Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy is seeking submissions for a special issue on online learning, technology integration, and digital literacy. Jen Vanek, Director of Digital Learning and Research at the EdTech Center@World Education, will be the Special Issue Guest Editor.

Digital and online learning skills needed for college success

Hello LINCS colleagues,

I have three questions about the digital and online learning skills adults need to be successful in college distance and blended learning courses. Let's assume that an adult learner already has the kinds of basic digital skills addressed by the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment or other basic digital literacy skills assessments. What other digital skills do adult learners need if they are to be successful in community college or in four-year post-secondary education?

Digital Equity Podcast: Exploring This Modern Civil Right

Did you know that an estimated 1 in 4 Americans - or 62 million – do not have access to the internet in their homes?  12 million of these individuals live in rural areas, and the other 50 million in cities.  How does this fact impact your adult learners?

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?

Enhancing Learner Critical Thinking Through Social Media: Questions, thoughts and ideas (#FLALITCON)​

The Open Books Open Minds Florida Literacy Conference #FLALITCON hosted a LINCS session on Enhancing Learner Critical Thinking Through Social Media - Numeracy and Digital Literacy Instructional Strategies on May 2, 2019.

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:


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