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Move Forward with Mobile Learning!

Mobile Learning (mLearning) means learning anytime and anywhere. For adult learners, mLearning can give access to language learning, literacy development, and skill building – using a mode of instruction that best fits within the demands of their busy lives and using the devices they are most likely to have.

Move Forward with Mobile Learning was the tagline of Team WorldEd for the Adult Literacy XPRIZE Communities Competition, which ended in August 2019. Team WorldEd, a diverse, virtual community of adult education providers, was named the Tier 1 Achievement Winner in the Barbara Bush Adult Literacy XPRIZE Communities Competition presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation for its innovative and award-winning strategies to empower adults with low literacy skills to use four free mobile learning tools that were free during the competition: Cell-EdLearning UpgradeAmrita Learning, and Codex: Lost Words of Atlantis.

Following the Tier 1 Achievement Award from the Adult Literacy XPRIZE Communities Competition, Team WorldEd and other winning teams formed a mLearning Leadership Team of 25 national education leaders who are passionate about increasing access to educational opportunities for adult basic skills and literacy learners. The EdTech Center convened the leadership team on a quarterly basis and produced professional development and resources based on feedback from members. As a result of this engagement, the initiative has: 

  • Developed resources on implementing a mobile learning strategy to support education programming and skills development. with resources on implementing a mobile learning strategy to support education programming and skills development. All resources can be located in our resource library here
  • Offered a summer Move Forward with Mobile Learning webinar series   
  • Developed the EdTech Integration Strategy Toolkit . The EdTech Integration Strategy Toolkit shares 30 routines and includes over 1,400 digital skills resources. In the coming year, we hope to crowdsource more “how-to” videos related to the edtech tools to support both instructors and learners. Read the blog post here

Thank you to our leadership team members, listed below:

  • Jacqueline Chernoble, Jewish Vocational Services, Boston
  • Nora Sheridan, Jewish Vocational Services, Boston
  • Michelle Diecuch, ProLiteracy
  • Todd Evans, ProLiteracy
  • Xavier Munoz, Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
  • Sherry Lehane, Providence Public Library
  • Diana Satin, SABES Program Support PD Center
  • Paula Jurigian, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Michael Matos, Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition
  • Debra Hargrove, TRAIN PD Center, Texas A & M University
  • Lori Slayton, Texas Workforce Commission
  • Ginette Chandler, Second Start, Concord, NH
  • Katie Bratisax, Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center
  • Jackie Aguilera, Mayors Office for Adult Literacy (Houston, TX)
  • Kristin Hempel, EastConn
  • Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt, Literacy Minnesota
  • Heather Richie, Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
  • Fatima Ghailan, Queens Borough Public Library
  • Jenna Kelly, VA Department of Education
  • Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, VA Department of Education
  • Jeff Goumas, CrowdED Learning
  • Ashly Winkle, TRAIN PD Center, Texas A & M University
  • Rachel Riggs, Frederick Community College
  • Jamie Kreil, Independent Researcher
  • Heather Heunermund, New Mexico Coalition for Literacy
  • Jen Vanek, World Education
  • Victoria Neff, World Education

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Digital Skill-building by Design: The EdTech Integration Strategy Toolkit

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Team WorldEd Awarded Achievement Winner in the Adult Literacy XPRIZE Communities Competition

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Making Good Use of Free Apps in Support of New Mobile Learning Initiative

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