What is in a Technology Competency? A recipe for the skill(ed) use of digital tools

September 19th, 2011 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

AlphaPlus has just published What is in a Technology Competency? A recipe for the skill(ed) use of digital tools – the third in our series of reports. This report was prepared by Matthias Sturm, AlphaPlus’ Distance Learning Coordinator.

The technical paper explores the skills needed for the use of digital technology, within the context of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF), the workplace and lifelong learning for adults.

The report aims, ultimately, to spark a national discussion among educators, researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders, about the use of digital technology as an essential skill for all adults in Canada.

We will publish five additional research reports in the coming year, in support of our goal to uncover greater uses and possibilities for the integration of technology in adult literacy education.  

In describing the importance of the recently published paper, Michael Coteau, Executive Director at AlphaPlus said: “Technology is an increasingly relevant and revolutionary tool in today’s society. It is crucial that the adult literacy field and adults in general keep up with the changing times, which means having the necessary skills to participate fully in our economy, our culture, and our communities.”

We encourage you to share the information in the report with your network, and to send us your feedback. Enjoy the read!

Click here to access the document in PDF.