Projects in the United States

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

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.

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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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TERC Mathematizing ESOL Course Development

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

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Massachusetts Career Readiness Initiative

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.

Career Coaching

Virginia Career Coach Course Development

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.


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

English Now!

English Now!

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.

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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.

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Guided Pathways to Success in STEM

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.

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.


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.


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

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Propagating Promising Practices for Literacy and Workforce Development at Libraries

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.


21st Century Learning Ecosystem Opportunities (21CLEO)

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.


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.

Employment Technology Fund

The EdTech Center advises the Employment Technology Fund on evaluating new technology solutions to assist low-income adults.

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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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