Literacy in the 21st century goes far beyond books. Digital literacy - the ability to use today's digital technologies to engage fully in adult life - is rapidly becoming a crital component of Adult Basic Education (ABE) programs.
Our technology services staff work with teachers, volunteers, administrators, and support staff at programs across Minnesota to increase their capacity to use technology to improve educational outcomes and the efficiency and effectiveness of their programs. We provide leadership through technology training and mentoring, curricular and programmatic expertise and distance learning software training and support. We are also the fiscal agent for two computer based programs: the Learner Web activities in Minnesota and the Northstar Digital Literacy Project.
- In 2010-2011, more than 450 ABE teachers attendended technology workshops.
- Two dozen ABE teachers received intensive one-to-one technology mentoring in 2010-2011.
- More than 1200 online users - adult learners, volunteers, teachers, and ABE staff - accessed a course on our online training site.