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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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!

Twelve Steps to Teaching SLIFE with WhatsApp

Twelve Steps to Teaching SLIFE with WhatsApp

By Nan Frydland, MEd TESOL, Literacy/ESL Instructor, Mercy Learning Center, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Frydland & Co., LLC As a practitioner of culturally responsive teaching who works with adult Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal...

Readability Features & Technology for Better Reading (Part II)

Readability Features & Technology for Better Reading (Part II)

Note: This is the second part of a two-part series on readability in digital texts and literacy. The first post defines readability and why it matters. The second post elaborates on recent research done to better understand readability preferences, as well as...

Northstar Responds to Digital Literacy Needs Related to COVID-19

Northstar Responds to Digital Literacy Needs Related to COVID-19

By Tom Cytron-Hysom The challenges resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic are profound, affecting all areas of education, work, personal and national economics, family and daily life, and health. Complicating these difficulties for many is the dramatic increase in the...

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