How Do Adults Acquire Digital Literacy Skills? Exploring Tutor-facilitated Learning and Teaching Within Community Based OrganizationsPresentations and Publications
SponsorThis research was supported by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to Portland State University (LG-06-11-0340-11).
- Information literacy,
- Computer-assisted instruction,
- Digital divide -- United States -- Case studies
AbstractThis paper examined the learning and teaching strategies for working with economically vulnerable, under-served, and high-need adult populations across different learning environments to facilitate their digital literacy acquisition. Initial analysis has identified unique and important insights about the learning processes of these under-served populations who come to public access computer labs in libraries and community organizations for tutor-facilitated support.
Citation InformationCastek, J., Reder, S., Withers, E., Pizzolato, D., Pendell, K., & Jacobs, G. (2014, April). How do adults acquire digital literacy skills? Exploring tutor-facilitated learning and teaching within community-based organizations. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.