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  • Jody Dahlseng
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    Technology is one of the most important elements in any educational setting at this time in history. Adult learners may need encouragment to utilize technology correctly. This can happen when the teacher places an emphasis on securing the proper device for the class. Educational institute have many resources for all learners but they must be easily accessible. Our program has a computer lending program that will provide technology while taking classes. This is a valuable resource, but I believe that students should be encouraged to purchase or obtain a device that belongs to themMy.
    Our program also uses Canvas. Part of my job is to make sure that the students understand how to use this program effectively, communicate appropriately with instructors and online dialogues, and to not fear the process. This is my first time using Canvas so I have been learning along with them.
    Many of the engaging programs that were described in the articles can be utilized to increase engagement, help with vocabulary and concept building. I am excited to use some of these in my lesson plan and design. My goal will be to try a new technology site each month.
    Ideally, adult learners will embrace technology as an important tool in their education. However, I often need assistance from my adult children or even grandchildren to gain confidence in this area.

    Lynnette Brown
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    Incorporating technology into the classroom is important and I agree with your assessment that some adult learners “may need encouragement to utilize technology correctly.” While I am new to adult education, my experience in previous employment has been that many adults still struggle with technology. Smartphones have allowed more people the opportunity to interact with various programs and apps, but I wonder how computer literate they are. I may be pleasantly surprised at the proficiency of some of the adults and I look forward to the possibility of learning something new. Until I teach my first class, I will listen and learn from the more experienced educators and continually explore ways I can integrate technology in the classroom.

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