This publication reveals a number of interesting examples of innovative programmes using ICT that can increase access to learning out-of-school youths and adults. The papers show that ICT can be one way -- but by no means the only way -- to improve pathways to learning. It can do this by tailoring learning to the needs and preferred learning styles of the disadvantaged, and it can make learning more interesting by providing immediate feedback. A third message is that just as adult learning itself has been the under-funded and under-appreciated Cinderella of the formal learning spectrum, so the application of ICT within adult learning has tended to lag behind much of the rest of the education system. The present volume provides some cautionary remarks on the recent past and opens up some significant opportunities for the future.
Table of contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction by Richard Sweet and Daniel A. Wagner Chapter 2. ICT in Adult Education: Defining the Territory by Neil Selwyn Chapter 3. Adult Learning and ICT: How to Respond to the Diversity of Needs by Beatriz Ponts and Richard Sweet Chapter 4. Connections between In-Scho9ol and Out-of-School ICT Programmes for Youth by Anthony Wilhelm Chapter 5. Reaching the Most Disadvantaged with ICT: What Works? by Robert Kozma and Daniel A. Wagner Chapter 6. Lessons of the Uses of ICT for Out-of-School Youths and Adults in Developing Countries by Bob Day and Rod Grewan Chapter 7. ICT in Non-Formal and Adult Education: Reflections on the Roundtable by Stephen McNair Annex. 1. Brief Case Studies Annex 2. The Authors