Digital literacy is crucial in today’s society and research on its impact on education is growing. From April to November 2013, Literacy Victoria, a non-profit organization that provides free basic literacy and essential skills services and information to adults, conducted a pilot that evaluated the iPad as a learning tool for low-literacy adult learners.
Learners and tutors were given iPads with a number of literacy applications such as Khan Academy and Fill the Cup to use in their sessions. They provided feedback through weekly reports and questionnaires. According to the final report, there were challenges with the initial session of learning how to use the iPads. However, “overall, participants saw the iPad as an effective, ‘positive learning tool’ and they plan to continue using it in their lessons.”
Click here to learn more about the iPad pilot project.