Online tools allow us to provide high-quality professional development to meet the complex needs of today’s adult education professionals.
We facilitate peer-to-peer collaboration and provide technical support to a network of states working to improve distance education and blended learning programming in adult education.
This blended professional development initiative focused on building the capacity of New England adult educators to incorporate technology into instruction.
We provide Massachusetts’ 32 One-Stop Career Centers, 15 community colleges, and 50 adult basic education programs with the online ACT Career Readiness System user licenses.
We developed a self-paced Career Coach Course for the Virginia Community College System that serves as the cornerstone for their Career Coach Certification.
We worked with TERC to create a series of online courses exploring ways to integrate math into ESOL instruction.
We provide low-cost English language learning opportunities for adults on waitlists through weekly study groups where learners work through online English courses together.
This project is closing the gap to education access by supporting online blended learning opportunities via courses on mobile devices that can be used on and offline.
Words2Learn developed and piloted two apps that accelerate learning of academic and health career-related vocabulary for adults preparing to enter post-secondary education and technical training.
This project used bulk text messaging to confidentially communicate HIV prevention and treatment messages to the most at-risk populations in Ghana.
World Education worked with the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation in Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, France, India and Indonesia on using technology to transform the learning, work and life outcomes of 25,575 disadvantaged youth, mostly girls and women.
World Education developed CocoaLink, which used mobile technology to communicate practical, timely, and important agricultural and social information to cocoa farmers in Ghana.
World Education used radios and smartphones in combination with training, coaching, and school-community support to improve early grade reading outcomes for students in Mozambique.
Technological tools are being used in Nepal to address two very different challenges: exploitation of migrant laborers and a dearth of mother tongue reading materials for the many children whose first language is not Nepali.
World Education developed Cambodia’s first Khmer-language website and interactive voice response system aimed at providing migrant youth with information to help them stay safe.
The EdTech Center advises the newly formed Employment Technology Fund on evaluating possible investments in new technology solutions to increase economic mobility for low-income adults in the United States.
World Education maximizes the Employment Technology Fund’s impact in advancing economic mobility by advising developers on adapting tech tools for lower-skilled workers and by leading field testing to identify and disseminate promising practices.
World Education developed a repository of tech tools that MOVE UP sites funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation can use to support the career advancement, skills acquisition, job retention, and success of participants and their families.
The EdTech Center supports efforts providing and advocating for increased Internet access for low-income adults, teachers, and classrooms.
The EdTech Center promotes greater investments in technology and professional development for increasing access to instruction for the hardest to reach and accelerating learning and career advancement for all.