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Computer-mediated Workplace Literacy Project
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, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Abstract: The project entails the production of a series of computer-mediated instructional modules that will assist adult learners to enhance their functional and effective use of concepts and critical vocabulary related to three technical vocations (e.g, carpentry/woodworking, food services and general office computer knowledge). The rationale for this project is provided by the proponent's experience working with adults who wish to enter the workforce but who often possess low levels of literacy which serve as an impediment to employment. This finding is supported by the “Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey” which identified that more than 50 per cent of survey respondents tested at or below Level 2 literacy, which would reflect a “…low or very low level of functionality with basic literacy and essential skills for the workplace.” (Desjardins, Werquin, Murray, & Clermont. 2005).

Citation

Glassman, M. (2007). Computer-mediated Workplace Literacy Project. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 68-72). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 21, 2019 from .

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