[Technology 869] Re: Technology Digest, Vol 17, Issue 16

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John Warrior john.r.warrior at cox.net
Thu Feb 15 02:25:26 EST 2007


I have a question for those of you on this list. My school is considering
implementing an electronic portfolio to manage and track the progress of our
ESL students within our program. I have some personal experience with the
system provided by Chalk and Wire, but beyond that I am in the dark about
other providers and software options.

Our plans are to incorporate student data as well as artifact files, such as
text, pdf, video and audio files. We have options to either go client side
or server side with the data files. I will appreciate any information and
experiences that any of you may have.

Thank you,

John Warrior
Tulsa Community College
John.r.warrior at cox.net


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1. [Technology 865] New from NCSALL (Kaye Beall)
2. [Technology 866] Re: New from NCSALL (Eduardo.Caso at wellsfargo.com)
3. [Technology 867] computer competencies and assessment
(Nima Salehi)


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Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 13:25:59 -0500
From: "Kaye Beall" <kabeall at comcast.net>
Subject: [Technology 865] New from NCSALL
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Adult Literacy Research: Opportunities and Challenges by John Comings and
Lisa Soricone
This occasional paper has two goals that support the building of a stronger
research base for the adult literacy field. The first goal is to interest
researchers in pursuing rigorous scientific research in this field. Despite
the many challenges to research, this field offers researchers some
opportunities to have a positive impact on education, increase the research
base, and advance their careers. The second goal is to identify these
challenges and approaches to overcoming them so that future research could
design more successful studies. Addressing these challenges to research is a
critical step toward building a larger and stronger foundation of evidence
to support practitioner decisions.

To download the paper, go to the NCSALL Web site: www.ncsall.net/?id=26#opps



Evaluating and Interpreting Research Syntheses in Adult Learning and
Literacy by Harris Cooper
This occasional paper introduces the methods of research synthesis and
meta-analysis to researchers and consumers of research in the field of adult
learning and literacy. The first section defines key terms and offers a
brief history of how the methodologies developed. The second section
provides a conceptualization of research synthesis that views it no
differently from other research endeavors in the social sciences. Then, the
tasks of research synthesis are presented within the context of a
hypothetical example drawn from the literature on adult learning and
literacy.

To download the paper, go to the NCSALL Web site:
www.ncsall.net/?id=26#syntheses





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Kaye Beall

World Education

4401 S. Madison St.

Muncie, IN 47302

Tel: 765-717-3942

Fax: 617-482-0617

kaye_beall at worlded.org

http://www.worlded.org





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Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 12:59:30 -0600
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Kaye,



Thank you so much for sending this information



Eduardo



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Adult Literacy Research: Opportunities and Challenges by John Comings
and Lisa Soricone
This occasional paper has two goals that support the building of a
stronger research base for the adult literacy field. The first goal is
to interest researchers in pursuing rigorous scientific research in this
field. Despite the many challenges to research, this field offers
researchers some opportunities to have a positive impact on education,
increase the research base, and advance their careers. The second goal
is to identify these challenges and approaches to overcoming them so
that future research could design more successful studies. Addressing
these challenges to research is a critical step toward building a larger
and stronger foundation of evidence to support practitioner decisions.

To download the paper, go to the NCSALL Web site:
www.ncsall.net/?id=26#opps



Evaluating and Interpreting Research Syntheses in Adult Learning and
Literacy by Harris Cooper
This occasional paper introduces the methods of research synthesis and
meta-analysis to researchers and consumers of research in the field of
adult learning and literacy. The first section defines key terms and
offers a brief history of how the methodologies developed. The second
section provides a conceptualization of research synthesis that views it
no differently from other research endeavors in the social sciences.
Then, the tasks of research synthesis are presented within the context
of a hypothetical example drawn from the literature on adult learning
and literacy.

To download the paper, go to the NCSALL Web site:
www.ncsall.net/?id=26#syntheses





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Kaye Beall

World Education

4401 S. Madison St.

Muncie, IN 47302

Tel: 765-717-3942

Fax: 617-482-0617

kaye_beall at worlded.org

http://www.worlded.org





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Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 13:16:39 -0600
From: "Nima Salehi" <nsalehi at themlc.org>
Subject: [Technology 867] computer competencies and assessment
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Julie Stuart wrote:



I would be very interested in learning more/seeing the computer

literacy assessment briefly mentioned.

Julie



There are two sets of Basic Computer Skills Competencies for adult
learners (Kansas and CASAS) linked to this website.
http://www.themlc.org/compskills



The Kansas Competencies also include complete assessment measures, pre
and post tests for basic computer skills for adult learners.



Nima



Nima Salehi

Educational technology specialist

Minnesota Literacy Council

Email: nsalehi at themlc.org

Phone: 651-645-2277 ext. 224

http://www.theMLC.org/edtech









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