Adult Literacy and New Technologies

Adult Literacy and New Technologies

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Technology offers a promising alternative to the labor-intensive, tutorial-based teaching that makes up the bulk of today's literacy training. This technology, which includes multimedia (speech, video, and graphics), and telecommunications, offers new hope to those who have failed in paper-a-pencil educational activities. The report estimates that at least 35 million adults have difficulties with common literacy skills. Over 80 charts, tables and photos. Glossary.There are signs that software development in the adult literacy submarket could follow a similar pattern. ... on topics of interest to adults (e.g., using credit cards and medical concerns) for those reading between the Stb- and 9th-grade levels and The New Reader Bookstore, a CD-ROM-based curriculum with over 120 hours of audio-based instruction to help adult nonreaders develop decoding skills.

Title:Adult Literacy and New Technologies
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1993-09-30


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