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Learning to Bridge the Digital Divide
Traditionally, basic adult education has had a particular concern with the skills of literacy and numeracy, seeing these as essential for entry to the world of work. Adult education teachers may therefore be reluctant to adopt ICT, unsure of the part it should play, and worried about the time it takes away from the development of these basic skills. As we enter the 21st century, however, ICT has already become a necessary and important component of adult education. Formal and non-formal education are being delivered at a distance via technology — particularly the Internet — with the promise that learning can take place at any time and in any place.
Originally published by the OECD © 2000.
Ginsburg, Lynda; Sabatini, John; and Wagner, Daniel A., "Basic Skills in Adult Education and the Digital Divide" (2000). Book Chapters (Literacy.org). 17.
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Date Posted: 05 July 2018