Making Computer Literacy Meaningful. Neela Jayaraman ( April 4, 2014 MCAE Network Conference www.teamcomplit.weebly.com/blog. Raise your hand if…. Computer Literacy/Lab instructor Adult ESL instructor Administrator ABE/GED instructor Family Literacy instructor
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Neela Jayaraman (
April 4, 2014
MCAE Network Conference
What digital literacy challenges do you need to address in your program?
ESL Classes & Computer Skills
All English classes go into the Tech Center once in 2 weeks - 30-60 mts.
A wide spectrum of computer skills
No tech curriculum
“Through metaphors we extend our understanding.”
S. Pugh, 1989. Metaphor and Learning. Reading Research and Instruction, v. 28, 3.
Echevaria & Graves (2007). Sheltered content instruction: Teaching English language learners with diverse abilities. 3rd Ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Cordova & Lepper, 1996. Intrinsic motivation and the process of learning: Beneficial effects of contextualization, personalization, and choice.Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol 88(4), Dec 1996, 715-730.
Made Less Intimidating
One take away from this workshop.