Using the iPad to Redefine and Transform Literacy Support

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Presentation by Greg O'Connor (Teacher/Education Services Manager) at the Accessing the Future Conference in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia - December 2011.

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  • Keynote – what is my role – both to set the scene for the day and to challenge our thinking – no bullet points here – plenty of time for bullet points during the day Thomas Friedman’s book – The World is Flat
  • survey to identify and measure literacy linked to social and economic characteristics of people – 15 to 74 year olds 46-47% had literacy levels below ‘functional literacy’ – that is, the literacy skills necessary to met the complex demands of everyday life and work in the emerging knowledge-based society links between employment / income / use of technology link with health literacy – 60% functioning below minimum requirements required to understand and use information relating to health
  • Using the iPad to Redefine and Transform Literacy Support

    1. 1. <ul><li>Using the iPad to Redefine and Transform Literacy Support </li></ul>
    2. 2. 46-47% The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was undertaken in Australia in 1996
    3. 3. Barriers to Learning & Opportunity <ul><li>..impaired access, participation </li></ul><ul><li>and progress in learning, social connectiveness, and employment </li></ul>
    4. 4. Barriers to Learning & Opportunity “ prepare for an environment where they will spend more time reading and using information on the internet than they will reading from a printed book”
    5. 7. QR Codes A QR Code is a type of barcode that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and mobile device and computer apps. For more information scan this QR Code:
    6. 8. QR Codes Using QR Codes in Education - http://www.iste.org/connect/iste-connects/blog-detail/11-01-12/Using_QR_Codes_in_Education.aspx QR Codes: Learning Technology - http://www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk/presentations/qr-codes-learning-technology-qrcode/ NSW Country Areas Program: Using QR Codes (Thanks Greg Alchin) - http://www.cap.nsw.edu.au/qr-codes
    7. 9. ePub Apps and Addons Creative Book Builder http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/creative-book-builder-create/id451041428?mt=8 dotEpub http://dotepub.com/ iBooks http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/ibooks/id364709193?mt=8
    8. 10. http://gregoconnor.wikispaces.com http://twitter.com/gregoconnor http://delicious.com/ocgreg Email: [email_address]

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