Digital Tools And The Adult Learner

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Digital Tools and the Adult Learner Stacee Hildebrandt COLL100 American Military University Dr. Danan Myers Digital Tools and the Adult Learner How can digital tools be used to increase the academic success of the adult learner? In order to understand how digital tools used to help the adult learner they must first be digital literate. “Digital literacy is the ability to use digital technology, communications tools, and/or networks, to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information in order to function in a knowledge society.” (Dharkar) Digital tools will bring home the brick and mortar resources, typically found at traditional colleges and universities, to the adult learner at home and work. Many adult learners are returning to college online or with hybrid classes. With the new age of technology and learning adults have to be more technology savvy. “Educational quality is insured to a great extent through educational strategies and strategies related to the development of social relationships through dialogue among teachers and their adult students.” (Harlow) Teachers must adapt their teaching style to cater to their students of all ages. Students must also adapt to the new technological age. For example, now sometimes students must type their research papers on the computer and submit them via email to the professor rather than using a type writer and handing it in face to face. There are some resources to assist the student on their
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