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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2004
Atlanta, GA, USA
Richard Ferdig, Caroline Crawford, Roger Carlsen, Niki Davis, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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Upon entering workforce literacy programs, learners bring with them an array of experiences with and attitudes toward literacy. Within this consideration of literacy, technology often plays a significant role in both the lives of program participants as well as their potential workplaces. With this, it is important to explore the literacy and technology experiences and skills participants bring with them to workforce literacy programs. Such an exploration may result in enhanced awareness of program participants' needs and therefore, more effective program delivery. This paper will examine workforce literacy program participants' experiences with and attitudes toward technology and literacy (reported by participants through a survey and interview) as well as discuss possible implications for program development.