The amount of research available on the Internet is steadily increasing. This can make finding specific
information very time consuming and frustrating. ERIC, the Educational Resources Information Service of the
U.S. Department of Education, is a great resource for people looking for research in the field of education.
ERIC maintains the world's largest education database, indexing educational material from around the world.
ERIC also produces publications such as ERIC Digests; Trends and Issue Alerts; and Myths and Realities.
The ERIC system is divided into 16 clearinghouses, including one on Adult, Career and Vocational Education.
You can access this clearinghouse on the Web at http://www.ericacve.org There you can search the ERIC
database. You can also view and order ERIC documents online.
A recent ERIC Digest titled "Technology and Adult Learning: Current Perspectives" outlines and assesses four
different approaches towards integrating technology into adult learning. One of ERICs major publications,
“Technology, Basic Skills, and Adult Education: Getting Ready to Move Forward", makes recommendations
about the best uses of technology.