Digital Strategy for

Learning & Employment

COVID-19 Response

We have rapidly mobilized resources to safeguard education, mitigate disruptions, and support programs during this crisis. Visit our Tips for Distance Learning page for resources and read more about our global efforts.

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We Are Here

to Help

Educational technologies advance at rapid speeds. Our experts help you identify, design, implement, evaluate, and promote best practices in leveraging technology to accelerate learning.

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Catalyzing an edtech movement

to expand reach and impact of adult and youth education

The EdTech Center @ World Education leverages technology to increase the reach and impact of education and workforce initiatives and to enable everyone to thrive and be active, informed citizens in the new digital world. We work with partners to accelerate learning, digital literacy, college and career readiness and economic mobility. Together we are catalyzing an edtech movement that puts the needs of learners and instructors first. Join us now! 

Professional Development

Online and in-person training to share best practices and foster edtech leadership

Research & Evaluation

Research, identification, and testing of new tools, emerging best practices, and delivery models


Meeting learners’ needs in partnership with tech developers and education and community organizations


Education on the power of technology for adult learning and advocacy for greater Internet and technology access

What’s New

Our latest projects, professional development resources, and blog posts

COVID-19 Education Response Resources: Distance Learning Support Website & More!

Join our weekly Distance Learning Strategy Sessions! Held every Friday at 10 AM PST, 12 PM CST and 1 PM EST via Zoom, the EdTech Center convenes leaders, practitioners, educators and more to share and discuss your distance learning questions. Register here.

New Report: Leveraging Technology to Increase Opportunity

Introducing the 21 CLEO Project page!

Seven Elements of Digital Literacy for Adult Learners

Seven Elements of Digital Literacy for Adult Learners

by Jamie Harris, Adult Education Program Specialist at the Maryland Department of Labor There are terms we often hear, buzzwords, that are used everywhere, and we know those words are of importance. These terms are so frequent that we may even pepper them into our...

Closing the Digital Divide & Transforming Distance Education

The EdTech Center @ World Education rapidly mobilized resources to safeguard education, mitigate disruptions, and support programs during the COVID19 education crisis. Watch this video developed by ECMC Foundation to learn more about our global efforts to close...

Persona Development: Unpacking the Process

Persona Development: Unpacking the Process

In our last post, we introduced the concept of personas and discussed how we are using personas to create a compelling and approachable representation of our aggregated interview data with working learners. Our hope is that the personas we develop will help...

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