Digital Literacy and Technology Integration in Adult Basic Skills Education: A Review of the Research

June 2022


Digital Literacy

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Author(s): Dr. Jen Vanek – EdTech Center at World Education; Dr. Kathy Harris – Portland State University; Alisa Belzer – Rutgers University, Research Briefs Editor

The research brief explores the integration of digital technologies in adult basic education (ABE) to enhance digital literacy skills and learning outcomes. It highlights the challenges faced by adults in accessing broadband and digital devices.

The paper emphasizes the importance of relevant technology use, content creation, sustained partnerships, effective professional development, and equitable access to foster digital literacy. Further research is needed to support effective technology integration in ABE settings.

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