E-learning programme boosts adult literacy

The
Basic Skills Agency has launched an e-learning programme as part of its
campaign to improve adult numeracy and literacy.

An
estimated seven million adults in the UK have problems with basic reading and
numeracy so the BSA has decided to employ IT software as a tool to improve
education.

The
e-learning package, which was produced by IT company CDNL, deals primarily with
basic financial numeracy and information.

Liz
Hanson, the BSA’s assistant director said: "Adults with poor basic skills
find it difficult to understand financial information and are extremely
vulnerable when making financial decisions."

The
BSA has also commissioned a second e-learning project which will be completed
by spring 2003.

It
will help learners practice basic skills in numeracy and literacy while
improving their financial capability.

http://www.basic-skills.co.uk/

By Ross Wigham

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