Projects in the United States
Online tools allow us to provide high-quality professional development to meet the complex needs of today’s adult education professionals.
The IDEAL Consortium facilitates peer-to-peer collaboration and provides 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.
Led by the National College Transition Network, this project 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.
The National College Transition Network developed a self-paced Career Coach Course for the Virginia Community College System that serves as the cornerstone for their Career Coach Certification. The EdTech Center supports this work on our E-learning platform.
The EdTech Center provided 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.
The National College Transition Network worked with community colleges to strengthen workforce development in CIS/IT and health sciences by improving curriculum and creating more efficient career pathways.
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.
World Education is partnering with the Providence, Chicago, and Los Angeles Public Libraries to test, document, and disseminate innovative practices to help adults with low skills access flexible, high-quality, technology-enabled learning opportunities.
The Literacy, Language, and Technology Research group (LLTR) at Portland State University and the EdTech Center are conducting a multi-phased study that will identify the factors that motivate frontline service workers to engage in learning activities.
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.
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.
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.