National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Ireland’s higher Education sector are delighted to welcome the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) as a supporter for its All Aboard 2017 national initiative.
Commenting for the National Forum, Director Dr Terry Maguire said:
“All Aboard 2017 will run a selection of events from 3- 7 April that are tailored to suit those of us experiencing literacy difficulties. Our programme is a good opportunity for anyone with literacy challenges to start using or to further develop their digital skills to boost their learning experience.
NALA is charity committed to making sure people with literacy difficulties can fully take part in society and have access to learning opportunities that meet their needs. In the past literacy was considered to be the ability to read and write. However, today the meaning of literacy has changed to reflect changes in society and the skills needed by individuals to participate fully in society. It involves listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy and using everyday technology to communicate and handle information.
According to the last international survey, one in six Irish adults has problems reading and writing, one in four has problems with numeracy and over 40% of Irish adults have difficulty using technology to solve problems and accomplish tasks.
Commenting on its involvement in All Aboard 2017, Inez Bailey, CEO, National Adult Literacy Agency said:
“ We are delighted to support All Aboard 2017 – to both raise awareness of the importance of computer literacy and support adults to develop their digital skills for learning.”
To register or check out events with All Aboard 2017 visit www.allaboard2017.ie