Heidi Silver- Pacuilla from the American Institutes of Research discusses her research report titled Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills required for independent online learning.
The report examines the “threshold” levels of literacy and language proficiency needed to use the internet for independent learning. The study drew data from three sources, large scale surveys, a literature review, and from field surveys. It points to the importance of ongoing support for learners, including distance coaching, face-to-face facilitation and readily accessible technical support so that they can maximize the benefits of online learning,
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