Montana LINCS Update
1. Distance Learning Research #2: Online Learners Part II
According to the NIFL research document,"Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills Required for Independent Online Learning," in 2000-2001 the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics completed the National Household Education Survey Participation in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning telephone survey. The study surveyed 10,873 representative of adults over age 16, not in full-time formal schooling. One of the key findings was the following:
Confirmed trends that adults with higher educational attainment and incomes participated in more continuing education activities; reported less than 1% participates in ABE-ESOL classes
A technology-related finding follows:
Technology is increasingly used in instruction, but the Internet and World Wide Web are still a novelty for course delivery.
Silver-Pecuilla, Heidi and Reder, Stephen, "Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills Required for Independent Online Learning." NIFL, October 2009, p.6.
So this report was eight years ago. What do you think? Have things changed? Is using the Internet for course delivery still a novelty for ABLE delivery? If so, why?
2. Montana ABLE Content Standards and Montana ESOL Standards
Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/CS/ESOL_content_standards.pdf to access the Montana ESOL Standards
Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/CS/MTABLE_content_standards_2009.pdf to access the Montana ABLE Content Standards.
3. Montana Distance Learning Training and Professional Development for Montana ABLE Programs
October 16, 2009
Lincoln Center, 415 N. 30th, Billings
Basement Adult Education Classroom
9 to 12
Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/DL/dlagenda10-16-09.pdf for the agenda.
4. PEP Talk Training for Montana ABLE Programs
Click here http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/Calendar.htm for dates and registration information.
5. Montana ESL Conference Professional Development Tasks Reminder
Send completed tasks to MTLINCS by 10/31/09! Click here for more information. http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/esl/MT_adult_esl_conference_2009.htm
6. Understanding the Economy
Help Students Understand What Is Happening in the Economy
Find out more by visiting our web site http://www.nelrc.org/changeagent/
7. Where in the World Are You?
Click here (http://www.nwlincs.org/mtlincs/opi/opiableww.htm) to find out WHO MTLINCS has captured now? Recruitment and retention are important to both of these individuals!
Adult Education Center
415 N. 30th
Billings, MT 59101