Integrating Digital Literacy and Problem Solving into Instruction accelerates learning for adult students by improving their use of technology to solve problems and communicate with others, while increasing their digital literacy and access. The project-based lessons can be adapted for use in most ESOL or ABE classrooms and used to provide reading and writing as well as speaking and listening practice while students improve their 21st century skills of problem solving, technology use and teamwork. One of the goals is for adult students to learn about low-cost broadband opportunities for adult students. Lessons involve students in learning about which libraries have free computer access, and then using Google maps to locate them. Another lesson educates learners about low-cost deals through Everyone On and asks them to share the information with others via posters or presentations.

By Steve Quann, World Education. Published by World Education, 2015. Supported under the LINCS Regional Professional Development Center for Adult Education, PR/Award Number V191B1100002, administered by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U. S. Department of Education. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the positions of policies of the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education or the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. 

Integrating Digital Literacy and Problem Solving into Instruction

 

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