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Read or add to the following discussions which were originally held on the National Institute for Literacy/U.S. Department of Education LINCS Technology and Distance Learning discussion list ("listserv").

  1. Integrating Technology in the Classroom ClassroomPractices
  2. Distance Learning DistanceLearning
  3. Learning About and Keeping Up with Changes in Technology AleTechnologyKeepingUp
  4. Pure Distance Learning AleTechnologyPureDL
    • Participants consider delivery of adult education through pure distance learning, for example in a scenario where, because of a widespread flu epidemic, all schools and education programs are closed. Many of the ideas presented are also useful for less dire circumstances.
  5. Assistive Technology AleAssistiveTechnology
    • Participants discuss Universal Design and the possibilities that technology offers for assisting learners with various physical and learning challenges.
  6. Online Learning and the Adult User: New Findings and Applications OnlineLearningAdultUserNewFindingsApps NEW!!
  7. Growing Learners' Skills Through Virtual Literacy VirtualLiteracyDiscussion
  8. Technology and Distance Learning and WIA Reauthorization Technology_and_Distance_Learning_and_WIA_Reauthorization
  9. Assessing Adult Learners' Readiness for Online Learning '
  10. Using Social Media in Teaching and Professional Development
  11. Ideas for using iPads in the classroom
  12. Exploring Three Online Tool Resources for Adult Educators: OTAN, MARTI, and the LINCS Technology Resource Collection ExploringOnlineTools
  13. Using Video with Adult Learners Using_Video_with_Adult_Learners
  14. Search Categories for Online Tools, based on Instructional needs, problems or objectives

Public Policy



Promising Practices

Using Video with Adult Learners (links and resources)


Other Technology Topics

How to Add Text
  1. If you haven't registered, select Register. You will need an Adult Educator Code which you can get by emailing djrosen[at]
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  3. Select edit at the top of the page where you want to add to or change text. This will bring you to an editing window where you can add or change text. If you aren't sure where to add your text, use the blue slider, scroll to the bottom of the page and type in your text. You could also put your text in where you think it is supposed to go. If you get it wrong, don't worry. You can change it, or someone else will. In other words, you can learn how to add text to the wiki -- with formatting and in the right place -- or, if you don't have the time or patience, just add text at the bottom of the page. The topic area leader or ALE Wiki organizer will make the adjustments for you.
  4. Select Show preview at the bottom of the edit page to see the changes. If they look good, scroll to the bottom and select Save page. You can select Show preview and make changes as many times as you want before you Save page. You can even make changes after you Save page.
  5. Add your name and maybe your email address after your comments so readers can contact you.
  6. Consider adding a brief bio to the WhosHere page

Most important: you can't mess things up. Even if you accidentally erase a page it can easily be restored. So, don't worry. Give it a try.

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