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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:

Northstar Digital Literacy Project

The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules.  Read Jen Vanek's blog post about using Northstar.



Digital Literacy Assessment

Hi All. I recently joined the assessment group, and I'd like to introduce myself and share my interest about assessments with the group members.

Digital Promise Blog article on Digital Literacy and Problem Solving


In February I moderated a round table on digital literacy and problem-solving in Washington, D.C. as part of the U.S. Department of Education (OCTAE) PIAAC engagement process. I have written a short blog article for Digital Promise on the results. You will find this at I would welcome your comments and questions about it here.

David J. Rosen

Free online tools to assess technology skills

Colleagues, Since no has yet responded to my previous posting highlighting these free tools, initially shared by David Rosen, I wanted to repost. These resources seem especially relevant as we transtition to the new computer-based testing.

If you have an interest in ensuring adult learners have the technology skills they need, check out these free resources and let us know how you might integrate them into your program.

Cheers, Susan

Assessment Moderator 

New issue of Digital Life and Learning


I'd like to recommend the latest issue of Digital Life and Learning , especially the following articles:

Online Writing Instructional Videos, by David J. Rosen (me)

The article introduces a new project that I will be writing more about on the Reading and Writing CoP. The article focuses on adult secondary education and transition to higher education writing instruction videos for adult learners, as well as writing professional development videos.

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