Technology and ESL: Promising Practices and New Directions
Branka Marceta, OTAN Coordinator of Technology Projects (one 3-hour block)

The Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN), a California adult education project, explores what technology can do for adult education learners, ESL included. Hear about promising practices, frameworks and mandates regarding the role of technology in the future of education, and learn how to apply new concepts to classroom and distance instruction. Join the discussion about effective integration of content, pedagogy/andragogy, and technology in preparing ESL learners for twenty-first century skills.

Presentation slides



  • You will be given 3 strips of paper and a balloon.
  • Write down 2 interesting facts about you that are okay to share publicly,
  • Write down 1 technology integration tip that you can share with this group within 5 minutes including some demonstration.
  • Roll the strips of paper up and put them in the balloon.
  • Inflate the balloon, tie it and place in a spot designated by the presenter.
  • Be prepared to participate in the follow up to this activity a number of times throughout the presentation. 905, 935, 1005, 1035, 1105, 1135



Promising Practices


Collaborative Space for this session

Worksheet about Trends, Tools and Examples base on NMC Horizion Reports

Worksheet about Tools, Trends, and Examples based on Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research