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From Illiteracy to Computer Literacy: Teaching and Learning Using Information Technology
 

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From Illiteracy to Computer Literacy:
Teaching and Learning Using Information Technology
Mohamad Adnan Al-Alaoui*
Abstract-
This paper addresses the use of information and communications technology, ICT or IT
for brevity, to combat illiteracy and to move illiterates directly from illiteracy to
computer literacy. The resulting assistive technology and instructional software and
hardware can be employed to speed up a literacy program and make it more attractive
and effective. The approach provides interactive learning, self-paced and autonomous
learning, entertainment learning, ease of information updating, ease of entry and exit, and
ease of application to E-Learning. The hallmark of the proposed approach is the
integration of speech and handwriting recognition, as well audio and visual aids into the
flow.
I. Introduction
Adult illiteracy is often defined as the inability to read and write for people whose ages
are more than 15 years. A more realistic definition will define literacy as an individual's
ability to read, write, speak, compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency
necessary to function on the job, in the family of the individual, and in society. As
information and technology are increasingly shaping our society, the skills we need to

  

Source: Al-Alaoui, Mohamad Adnan - Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

 

Collections: Engineering