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Technology is not just for young learners. Adult education can also be enhanced with online tools. Check out the following resources that combine technology with adult education.

(1) Adult Education and Technology Blog




The 411; This blog provides adult educators with the latest information about technology in the classroom. The author, Marian Thacher, is director of the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) for adult educators in Sacramento, California. She shares trends in technology and examples of how technology can be used in the classroom. Thacher also addresses how technology is being utilized around the world, and she provides readers a list of other technology-related blogs, wikis and organizations that may be helpful for adult learners.

(2) Adult Ed Twibe



The 411: A Twibe is a group of Twitter users interested in a common topic--in this case, adult education. Members of the Adult Ed Twibe include OTAN, the Toronto-based AlphaPIus Centre for advancing adult basic education, and a number of individual educators. When members of the Twibe update their Twitter accounts with information about adult education, such as links to Web 2.0 resources for adult literacy, the Twibe home page is automatically updated. Users can also subscribe via RSS to be notified when new posts appear on the Twibe.

(3) Adult Education Technology Wiki



The 411: This wiki is an online community for adult education practitioners who work with technology or would like to learn more about working with technology. There are resource pages for topics such as podcasting, using and teaching with blogs and wikis, demonstrating digital storytelling tools, and teaching basic computer skills. In addition, the site features an adult education technology-event calendar. It was started by Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt, educational technology trainer for the Minnesota Literacy Council.

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Date:Mar 1, 2010
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