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Advise on literacy demands
1.1 Access nationally recognised training products and analyse their literacy demands using current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks 1.2 Analyse literacy demands essential to the workplace context and workplace performance using current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks 1.3 Analyse literacy demands of the learning and assessment context using current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks 1.4 Share information and provide advice on literacy demands
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Advise on literacy skill support needs of learners
2.1 Collect and analyse information about individual learner and candidate backgrounds to identify strengths and limitations relevant to literacy skill development 2.2 Plan and conduct literacy assessment using validated assessment tasks 2.3 Analyse literacy assessment results using current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks to determine literacy skill levels 2.4 Analyse and compare literacy demands and learner literacy skill levels to determine the literacy skill support needs 2.5 Share information and provide advice on literacy skill assessment, levels and support needs
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Advise on literacy skill development
3.1 Use current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks to review and tailor training strategies to support the development of literacy skills 3.2 Use current authorised Australian foundation skill frameworks to review and tailor assessment strategies to support assessment while maintaining the rigour of the assessment process 3.3 Research, access, review and modify learning resources to support the development of learners with literacy skill support needs 3.4 Research, access, review and modify assessment resources to support the assessment of candidates with literacy skill support needs while maintaining the rigour of the assessment process 3.5 Mentor and provide literacy skill advice to colleagues to support the development of their training and assessment practices
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Participate in professional development activities
4.1 Review own adult literacy professional practice and identify opportunities for improving practice 4.2 Access and interpret current adult literacy research and incorporate findings into own practice 4.3 Interact with professional adult literacy networks to share practice and maintain currency of practice
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TAELLN511 Lead the development of adult literacy skills
About Lesson

Building Work-Ready Skills: Digital Technology and Literacy Development

The workplace increasingly demands a strong foundation in digital literacy, learning, reading, writing, and oral communication skills. Here’s how digital technology can underpin the development of these crucial skills in a work context:

 

Devices and Applications: Hands-on Learning

  • Exposure and Practice: Provide opportunities for employees to learn and practice using the specific devices and software applications utilised within their workplace. This could include workshops, tutorials, or hands-on practice sessions.
  • Incorporating Technology: Integrate technology into existing training modules and tasks. For example, use project management software during team training, or utilise online collaboration tools during communication skills workshops.
  • Microlearning Resources: Develop short, bite-sized online tutorials or video guides specific to the functionalities of workplace devices and software. This allows for on-demand learning and targeted skill development.

Examples:

  • Learning Management Systems (LMS): Utilise LMS platforms to deliver training modules, provide access to online resources, and facilitate communication between trainers and learners.
  • Collaboration Tools: Integrate tools like video conferencing, collaborative document editing, and project management software into workflows to promote teamwork and communication while familiarising employees with these applications.
  • Gamification: Consider gamified learning approaches that utilise apps or online platforms to make skill development in using workplace devices and applications more engaging and interactive.

 

Building Digital Literacy Skills:

  • Digital Literacy Courses: Offer dedicated training programs that build foundational skills in navigating the digital world, information security, using online resources effectively, and responsible online behaviour.
  • Targeted Workshops: Conduct workshops focused on specific digital literacy skills relevant to different job roles. For example, a data entry clerk might benefit from a workshop on online research techniques, while a marketing specialist might need training in digital marketing tools.
  • Online Resources: Provide access to informative online resources, tutorials, and e-learning modules that teach digital literacy skills at different levels.

Examples:

  • Free Online Courses: Utilise platforms like Coursera, edX, or Khan Academy to offer employees access to a wide range of free online courses on various digital literacy topics.
  • Digital Literacy Certifications: Consider incorporating industry-recognized digital literacy certifications into employee development plans.
  • Company Knowledge Base: Develop a company-specific knowledge base with tutorials, FAQs, and how-to guides on using workplace devices and applications.

 

Enhancing Learning, Reading, Writing, and Communication Skills:

  • Blended Learning: Combine traditional classroom training with online learning modules, interactive exercises, and self-directed learning activities to cater to diverse learning styles.
  • Digital Tools for Reading and Writing: Utilise software programs like grammar checkers, plagiarism detection tools, or online writing assistants to support employees in writing clear and concise emails, reports, and other work-related documents.
  • Communication Platforms: Leverage communication platforms like instant messaging or online collaboration tools to encourage peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing within teams.

Examples:

  • Microlearning for Reading: Develop short, targeted online reading passages on relevant workplace topics followed by comprehension quizzes to enhance reading comprehension in a work context.
  • Online Discussion Forums: Create online forums where employees can discuss industry trends, share resources, and practice written communication skills.
  • Presentation Skills Training: Provide workshops or online tutorials on developing effective presentation skills, utilizing digital tools for presentations, and delivering clear and concise information.

Benefits of Utilising Technology:

  • Engaged Learning: Technology can make learning more interactive, engaging, and accessible for employees.
  • Skill Development: Targeted use of technology allows for hands-on practice and skill development in using workplace devices and applications.
  • Accessibility and Flexibility: Online resources and learning modules provide accessibility for employees with different learning styles and preferences.
  • Just-in-Time Learning: Digital resources allow employees to access learning and support whenever they need it, promoting continuous skill development.

 

 

By using digital technology strategically, organisations can create a learning environment that empowers employees to build the digital literacy, learning, reading, writing, and oral communication skills they need to thrive in the digital workplace.