Thursday, 11 October 2007

How Could Internet Resources that are Specifically Designed for Adults at the Lowest Levels of Literacy Skill Benefit their Teaching and Learning?

Research seminar

Thursday 11th October 12.00-13.00 RC204
Simon Burtoft

A great deal of the current research into Adult Basic Skills Education has focussed on two areas which are the need to encourage adults to improve their literacy skills, particularly by accessing good resources to help them improve their reading skills and also the need to increase technology skills in adult education. Whereas these issues are often studied in isolation, the aim of my research is to combine these two important elements, that is to encourage and help adults with low literacy skills to improve their reading skills through the production of guidance for improved and more accessible Internet resources which should encourage them to use the Internet as a learning resource to practice their reading and improve their technology skills.An important element of my research will be to design a prototype website that aims to overcome the current problems with Internet resources, or indeed the lack of such online resources, that can be accessed by adults at low levels of literacy skill. The guidance that will be produced following the design and testing of the prototype website will hopefully address my main research question of ‘How Could Internet Resources that are Specifically Designed for Adults at the Lowest Levels of Literacy Skill Benefit their Teaching and Learning?’

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