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David Rosen djrosen at comcast.net
Thu Jan 11 12:50:12 EST 2007


Hello Terry,

Many of the discussions and resources which appear on the Technology
list will be found at the Adult Literacy Education Wiki in the
Technology topic are.

http://wiki.literacytent.org

If something should be added to the wiki, you can also add it
yourself. That's the beauty of a wiki -- it;s a tool for a community
of practice. Incidentally, the Technology area is one of the topic
area that is still looking for a topic area leader. If someone on
this list is interested, let me know.

David J. Rosen
djrosen at comcast.net
Wikiteer and ALE Wiki Organizer


On Jan 11, 2007, at 12:40 PM, Terry Shearer wrote:


> Hello Mariann,

>

> I also have two areas to add.

>

> 1. I would like to see a discussion of low tech instructional

> media such as DVD/Video based instruction.

> 2. I would like to see a website where all of the links and pages

> suggested on the discussion list like the comic strip and others

> written about in the list, so that they are easlily accessible from

> one source. The list serve has so many good ideas that it is hard

> to keep all of the messages and links on the users hard drive or e-

> mail accounts.

>

> Hello Mariann.

>

> I have 2 areas to add:

>

> 1) I would like to see a discussion of how the NIMAS legislation

> and requirements have been implemented (or not) in various states,

> the potential impact of digital text access for increasing literacy

> for all students, and the barriers/problems that states are facing

> and how they are being addressed.

>

> 2) I would like to see a discussion of the actual impact of

> Universal Design for Learning approaches & strategies on literacy

> access and literacy levels for students - perhaps discussing from

> the focus of various group needs and interests - ELL, gifted &

> talented, special needs, early chidhood, elementary, secondary,

> post-secondary.

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov on behalf of Mariann Fedele

> Sent: Thu 1/11/2007 10:02 AM

> To: The Technology and Literacy Discussion List

> Subject: [Technology 799] Discussion topics for 2007

>

> Hello Tech list Colleagues and happy New Year to all,

>

> In mid-December I sent out a message requesting your feedback and

> recommendations for possible topics you would like to see covered

> in the

> upcoming year on the Technology list. Following are the suggestions

> you

> sent either to the list as a whole or to me off-list. I did a little

> editing and added the words "I would like to..." in front of each

> statement so that it would be easier to read as a compilation. If when

> you read this you feel that something wasn't included that you would

> like to see discussed, please send me a message and I will add it. I

> will resend this message with the updates next week.

>

> Thanks to all who contributed,

>

> Mariann

>

> Technology Discussion List Topic Recommendations for 2007:

>

> 1. I would like to learn more about teaching our students make better

> use of their cell phones. Most students have them but many don't know

> how to use their voicemail, pictures, downloading, etc., especially

> older students.

>

> 2. I would like to see discussed the issue of slow computer learners-

> either due to lack of experience, age, low literacy skills, lack of

> interest/need, no computer in the home.

>

> 3. I would like to see the Technology list introduce our field to some

> technologies in the context of their use/possible use in adult ed.

> These

> might include, for example:

>

> 1) mobile phones

> 2) web-accessible PDAs

> 3) tablet PCs

> 4) e-books and e-book readers

> 5) wikis for writing projects

> 6) electronic white boards

> 7) inexpensive (under $500) multimedia (e.g. LCD) projectors

> 8) video Ipods with high quality video goggles (intended for video

> but maybe useful for reading text?)

>

> 4, I would like to see discussions about technology in the context of

> specific adult literacy setting, similar to the discussion we had

> about

> technology and learning disabilities; for example, technology and

> workforce development, technology and English language instruction,

> technology and reading acquisition.

>

> 5. I would be interested in more discussion about on-line learning,

> distance learning, and using these technologies to extend the reach of

> the classroom.

>

> 6. I would like to learn more about the basic skills students need to

> engage effectively with computers and make the most of computer

> assisted

> instruction or computer-based instruction.

>

> Mariann Fedele

>

> Associate Director,

>

> NYC Regional Adult Education Network

>

> Literacy Assistance Center

>

> Moderator,

> NIFL Technology and Literacy Discussion List

> 32 Broadway 10th Floor

> New York, New York 10004

> 212-803-3325

> mariannf at lacnyc.org

> www.lacnyc.org

>

>

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David J. Rosen
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