This main purpose of this action research is not to compare online and traditional face-to-face teaching but merely to prove which one is more suitable for learners with very low literacy skills. At this present moment there is a huge demand for tutors in the lifelong learning sector to incorporate e-learning into their teaching and learning so that learners are equipped with ICT skills with a view that this will enable them to participate effectively in modern society. However, because many of the learners I teach are mature learners who are used to being taught traditionally, have never used a computer before and some do not have English as their first language, they are left struggling with their course.
This action research examines the approaches of Teachers of art and Artist Teachers towards using new technologies in the art classroom. It focuses on the lifelong learning sector and considers what impact the use of new digital media and resources may have upon teaching, learning and the creative experience in the post compulsory teacher and learner.
Information Communication Technologies (ICT) has had a major influence on the way we live, work and learn. Adults without ICT skills are going to have more difficulty gaining employment, promotion or even retaining their jobs, as a result, ICT has become a „Skill for Life'. This simply means that learners need to be equipped with at least the basic ICT skills, creating the need for enhancing inclusive practice, by developing and implementing a variety of activities that can target learners at all levels and abilities. This can be accomplished with the utilisation of existing, new and emerging technologies as well as other available resources.