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Developing ICT skills to benefit ESOL learning

Developing ICT skills to benefit ESOL learning

Summary How can developing ICT skills benefit ESOL learning? It is often argued that ICT is a powerful means of raising levels of adult literacy and numeracy. It is also claimed that learners who use ICT for functional skills can double the value of their study time by acquiring two sets of skills at the same time. But is their any evidence to support these claims? A study carried out for the National Research and Development Centre (NRDC) for Adult Literacy set out to find out. It also set out to identify effective ways of supporting the learning of other Skills for Life, at the same time as identifying effective ways of learning ICT skills.
Resource Type: Report
Web link for this resource: 20090320163320 ESOL and ICT13.pdf