Presentations and Journal Publications

During the course of our research projects we make numerous presentations at national and regional conferences and write articles for publication. We are excited to share these presentations and publications because they are peer reviewed and represent our thinking as it develops throughout the course of a project.

Journal Articles

Digital problem solving in libraries

Castek, J., Gibbon, C., & Jacobs, G. (2017). Developing sustainable partnerships to advance digital equity. An e-book publication of the Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide. Available at https://tinyurl.com/yav9vhod

Castek, J., Jacobs, G., Honisett, A., Anderson, J., Gibbon, C. & Timberlake, M. (in press). Learning from our community – using an assessment tool to meet patrons at the point of need. In L. Comito (Ed.), Tech for all. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Frank, T. H., & Castek, J. (2017). From digital literacies to digital problem solving: Expanding technology-rich learning opportunities for adults. Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 6 (2), 66-70. Available at https://tinyurl.com/ycgpjwn8

Jacobs, G. & Castek, J. (accepted). Digital problem solving: The disciplinary literacies of navigating life in the digital age. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 61 (6).  

Digital literacy acquisition

Production and Consumption: A Closer Look at Adult Digital Literacy Acquisition 2014 in the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Vol. 57(8).  The final published version is available online at:http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jaal.293

Tutor-Facilitated Adult Digital Literacy Learning: Insights from a Case Study This is an Author’s Accepted Manuscript of an article published in 2013 in the Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 18:2. The final published version is available online at:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10875301.2013.800013

Digital problem solving: The disciplinary literacies of navigating life in the digital age. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 61 (6).

Presentations

The  presentations are available as pdfs of our slides from presentation. (under development)

Digital Problem Solving Skills in Libraries

Castek, J., & Jacobs, G. (Nov., 2017).  Advancing digital skills for problem solving in technology-rich environments. A paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Conference (LRA).  Tampa, FL.

Castek, J. & Honisett, A. (Sept., 2017). Examining adult learners’ digital problem solving in libraries using a learning typology.  A workshop presented at the ProLiteracy Conference.  Minneapolis, MN.

Vanek, J., Harris, K., and Castek, J. (Aug., 2017). Digital literacy for LESLLA learners: Impact of context on teaching and learning.  Presented at the Literacy Education & Second Language Learning for Adults conference.  Portland, OR.

Castek, J., Jacobs, G. & Gibbon, C. (May, 2017). Digital Equity in Libraries: Understanding the Problem Solving Skills of Adults. Webinar presented at Portland State University.

Castek, J. & Jacobs, G. (May, 2017).  Teaching for digital equity: Examining digital problem solving in a public library.  Teaching for digital equity: Examining digital problem solving in a public libraryPaper presented at the American Education Research Association Conference (AERA) in the Adult Literacy Special Interest Group.  San Antonio, TX. 

Gibbon, C. & Castek, J. (May, 2017). Research into action: Skills assessment and training to support a digital equity action plan. A session presented at the Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide.  San Diego, CA.

Jacobs, G. & Castek, J. (April, 2017).  Examining digital problem solving skills in libraries to promote digital equity.  A session presented at the International Conference on PIAAC and PIAAC-Longitudinal Conference.  Mannheim, Germany. http://www.gesis.org/en/piaac/conference/

The following presentations are available as video files with voiceover. They are organized by topic.

Digital Literacy Acquisition: Corrections and Reentry

Exploring Digital Literacy Acquisition in a Prison Reentry Program presented December 2015 at the Literacy Research Association conference in Carlsbad, CA.

Digital Literacy Acquisition: Language Learners

The Role of a Self-paced, Tutor-facilitated Online Learning Environment in Digital Literacy Acquisition and English Language Development Among Adult Spanish Speakers presented April 2015 at the International Linguistics Association conference in New York City.

Digital Literacy Acquisition: Program Design

Developing Digital Literacy: A Flexible Model Designed to Meet Learners’ Needs presented April 2015 at the Oregon Library Association Conference in Eugene, OR.

Fear to Fascination: Learner Confidence and Blended Instruction for Digital Literacy Acquisition presented April 2015 at the Technology, Knowledge, and Society conference in Berkeley, CA.

Operationalizing Success in a Digital Learning Environment Designed to Support Vulnerable Adults presented April 2015 at the American Education Research Association conference in Chicago, IL.  This paper received the exemplary paper award in the Adult Literacy and Education Special Interest Group. Both the paper and the presentation are available.

How Do Adults Acquire Digital Literacy Skills? Exploring Tutor-facilitated Learning and Teaching Within Community Based Organizations presented April 2014 at the American Education Research Association conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Conquering the Computer: Digital Literacy Acquisition among Vulnerable Adult Learners presented April 2014 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Applied Linguistics in Portland, OR.

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