Our projects are divided below into our core strategies of Professional Development, Innovation, Evaluation and Advocacy. They span the United States and are also International.

Projects Key



Professional Development

Online & in-person professional development to share best practices and foster ed tech leadership.

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E-Learning PD

Online tools allow us to provide high-quality professional development to meet the complex needs of today’s adult education professionals.

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IDEAL Consortium

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.

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TIP: Technology Integration Project

This blended professional development initiative focused on building the capacity of New England adult educators to incorporate technology into instruction.

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Total Reading Approach for Children Plus (TRAC+)

TRAC+ consists of three key interventions designed to improve early-grade reading in Cambodia.

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Massachusetts Career Readiness Initiative

We used education technology tools to align assessment methods, referrals, and enrollments across education and workforce systems to help job seekers with basic skills access greater opportunities.

Career Coaching

Virginia Career Coach Course Development

We developed a self-paced Career Coach Course for the Virginia Community College System that serves as the cornerstone for their Career Coach Certification.

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TERC Mathematizing ESOL Course Development

We worked with TERC to create a series of online courses exploring ways to integrate math into ESOL instruction.


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

Learning Circle

English Now!

The EdTech Center provides low-cost English language learning opportunities for adults on waitlists through weekly study groups where learners work through online English courses together.

High School Equivalency Program for Out-of-School Migrant Youth

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.

Mobile Up!

Mobile Up is a collaboration that is piloting how mobile phones can be used to provide anytime, anywhere English instruction and career coaching to low-wage immigrant service workers.

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Empower II

This project used bulk text messaging to confidentially communicate HIV prevention and treatment messages to the most at-risk populations in Ghana.

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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.

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Aprender a Ler (Learn to Read)

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.

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Technology for Education Systems Transformation (TEST)

World Education developed, tested, and implemented a digitized and automated early-grade reading assessment for students in Cambodia.

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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.


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

Employment Technology Fund

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.

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Technology Testing for Adult Learning & Employment

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.

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National Immigration Forum E-Learning Strategy

The EdTech Center is advising the National Immigration Forum on solutions to maximize the effectiveness of the online learning component of their contextualized English language classes.

Move Up Tech Tools

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. 


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

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Internet Access & Affordability

The EdTech Center supports efforts providing and advocating for increased Internet access for low-income adults, teachers, and classrooms.

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Online, Blended & Mobile Learning

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.

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