Adult Numeracy and New Learning Technologies: An Evaluative Framework

  • Fitzsimons, Gail Elizabeth (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

In the adoption of new learning technologies [NLTs] (e.g., online, CD-ROMS) as alternative means of delivery for adult numeracy, high quality educational products, informed by a well-founded research base, are essential to benefit the individual student, and tutors/trainers (if any). Given that concept of adult numeracy itself is ill-defined and under-theorised in Australia, and that there are no entry standards for numeracy tutors/trainers, or even producers of resources, research is needed to establish a defensible definition of adult numeracy in the Australian context, and to synthesise this with evolving research on NLTs to guide producers and enable proper consumer evaluation.
Effective start/end date1/01/0331/12/06


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$29,964.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$193,036.00