Tim Nicholls Harrison discusses Reconceptualizing Adult Basic Education and the Digital Divide

September 21st, 2010 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Tim Nicholls Harrison, literacy instructor and Manager of the Adult Learning Centres, Grey-Bruce-Georgian in Ontario, discusses Reconceptualizing Adult Basic Education and the Digital Divide developed by Elisabeth Hayes -University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Based on the premise that computer-based instruction offers learners engaging, motivating, and effective learning opportunities, and that “digital literacies” play a crucial role for adults in accessing information, obtaining better jobs, and helping children succeed in school, Hayes presents an interesting argument that adults without access to technologies are disadvantaged and that curriculum without their integrated use further reinforced the digital divide.

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