Digital Literacy: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education: 2017 NETP Update
From the USDOE, this document is an outline of the policy precepts and systems, and the teaching skills and practices, that need to be in place for effective implementation of educational technology.
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How Investment in Technology Can Accelerate Collective Impact in Adult Learning
This resource is an essay summarizing the purposes, factors, and benefits connected to technology use in adult literacy programs. Several tech tools and program-based applications are described related to building adult learners' digital literacy.
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Swiping Right for the Job: How Tech is Changing “Matching” in the Workforce
This resource is an overview of the benefits and challenges of using online employment venues from the viewpoint of both employers and job seekers.
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Using the PIAAC Framework for Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments to Guide Instruction: A Introduction for Adult Educators
Intended for teacher classroom practice, this research brief outlines the steps involved in setting and achieving goals, especially with regard to technology-based exercises and projects.
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Aspirations Toolkit
The Aspirations Toolkit is a set of counseling and instructional practices and tools contributed to the National College Transition Network (NCTN) by adult educators around the country and compiled. Contributors implement these lessons and activities with adult learners in various class types (e.g...
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Distance Learning and Digital Literacy Research and Evidence-Based Practice Resources
The SABES PD Center for Distance Learning and Technology has gathered this resource list to provide you with research-based evidence to support your decisions around distance learning, digital literacy, and technical support.
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Blended Learning for the Adult Education Classroom
This online publication by David Rosen and Carmine Steward from Essential Education gives examples of what blended learning is all about.
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IDEAL Distance Education and Blended Learning Handbook
Newly revised by Ideal Consortium, this handbook looks at how to run successful distance learning and blended learning programs. Although the handbook takes a more national perspective, with data from many different states, it doesn’t supersede Massachusetts guidelines (as each state has its own...
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Low-Cost Options for High-Speed Technology for Adult Education Staff and Learners
Most smartphones have data usage plans for accessing the Internet. However, if students use their own devices’ data plans for their WiFi connection, they can go through their data limit in a hurry. Here are some resources to explore for low-cost options for high-speed technology: Guide to Low-Cost...
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Capitol One - Future Edge Digital Literacy Challenge
The Capitol One – Future Edge Digital Literacy Challenge in a new assessment that tests for the following ten core digital competencies: Computer fundamentals Searching, Microsoft Word Digital communications Digital etiquette Security Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Focus on Work LinkedIn and...