LINCS Discussion: Research on Using Tech in Basic Skills Learning

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Event Title: Research on Using Technology in Adult Basic Skills Learning
Event Type: LINCS Community Discussion
Date(s): May 9 - 13, 2016

Dear LINCS Community,

LINCS is excited to announce its next discussion: "Research on Using Technology in Adult Basic Skills Learning."

From May 9 - 13, a panel of researchers will focus on recent adult basic education research on technology. Some of the discussion topics will include: problem solving in technology-rich environments, and findings on the use of online learning to support literacy and math skill development in low-skilled adults.

The week-long panel discussion will feature the principal investigators in three studies:

  • Dr. Robert Murphy, from SRI International, with the Technologies for Adult Basic Literacies Evaluation (TABLE) evaluation;
  • Dr. Jill Castek, from Portland State University (Oregon), with the study, Exploring How Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments Can Be Used to Design Responsive Programming; and
  • Adam Newman, from Tyton Partners, a marketing research firm in Boston, with the survey Learning for Life, the Opportunity for Technology to Transform Adult Education.

This discussion will enable adult basic skills practitioners, researchers, and professional developers to learn about findings from these studies that they may apply in programs, that may inform other research, or that may be relevant to professional development.

Bring your questions and comments!

The discussion kicks off May 9thin the LINCS Technology and Learning group.

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