Digital Literacy in Adult Education – Virtual Panel

Digital equity is defined as a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in society. Adult education programs help individuals develop their literacy, numeracy and language skills. In this symposium we suggest that digital literacy needs to be an essential component of adult education programs as well. Many programs do not have staff capacity to teach classes that are only on digital literacy. One possible solution is to integrate digital literacy instruction into other content that is being taught. The papers in this symposium describe the efforts that are underway to understand the digital literacy needs of adult learners and ways to integrate digital literacy into different types of content instruction.

SIG Virtual Rooms, Adult Literacy and Adult Education SIG Virtual Session Room