Adult literacy educators' perceptions of technology integration
LE3 .A278 2004
Master of Education
This study explored adult literacy educators' perceptions of technology integration. Forty-six adult literacy educators in Atlantic Canada completed a mailed survey that focussed on their experiences with and attitudes toward computer technology. Six adult literacy educators acted as key informants through two informal, semistructured interviews and a focus group meeting to further investigate issues surrounding technology integration within adult literacy education. Adult literacy educators viewed the role of technology as having an increasing importance within adult literacy education because their definitions of literacy have expanded to embrace interactions with multimedia. However, nearly half of educators did not integrate computers within literacy instruction. Barriers to integration included a lack of funds, technology, professional development, time, skills, and comfort level. Nonetheless, educators expressed a great interest in increasing their levels of technology integration and believed that computer technology has the potential to play an important role within adult literacy education.
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