Summer Reading

July 20th, 2015 by Maria Moriarty

While they’re not exactly “beach reads”, these two recently released reports make for very interesting and relevant reading for anyone interested in how to support adult students in navigating the digital world for employment, and in how to use technology to bridge time and distance.

First up is, Adults, Computers and Problem Solving What’s the Problem? from the OECD providing an analysis of he results from the Survey of Adult Skills related to problem solving in technology-rich environments.

The report shows that the ability to use computers is not only becoming an essential skill, but proficiency in computer use has an impact on the likelihood of participating in the labour force and on workers’ wages” (p.3)

Second is Blended Learning for the Adult Education Classroom by David Rosen and Carmine Stewart two experienced educators in the field of adult basic education and adult literacy. This guide is addressed to adult educators and provides a very clear and accessible “road-map” to the what, the why and the how of blended learning.