EdTech Center resources include publications, webinars, articles, and other formats that explore topics related to all aspects of using technology with adult learners.

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English Now! Implementation Guide & Scale-Up Webinar

World Education worked with ten adult learning programs in eight states from 2018 to 2020 in the scale-up of English Now! learning circles. The English Now! Implementation Guide, written by Kathleen O’Connell and Priyanka Sharma, provides additional guidance, sample lessons... Read more →

Innovative Digital Learning Resources

In partnership with the Migration Policy Institute, EdTech Center’s Alison Ascher Webber led a panel at the National Immigrant Integration Conference showcasing innovative program models that leverage educational technologies to train hard-to-reach adults and extend learning beyond classroom walls. The models presented were designed... Read more →

Workforce Edtech Tools

The Tools repository is a growing collection of impactful technology tools for use in adult learning and workforce development settings. The repository is designed to help adult learning and workforce development organizations, as well as employers, better leverage the... Read more →

Technology Testing Report

The new report, Leveraging Technology to Increase Opportunity and Economic Security for Adults, shares findings and recommendations from the EdTech Center @ World Education’s national field testing of seven technology tools for increasing access to learning and employment opportunity for lower-skilled... Read more →

WEBINAR: Field Testing to Support a New Northstar

The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment is a battery of free interactive online modules that assess one’s ability to perform basic computer skills, like using the internet, email, operating systems, Microsoft Office, social media, and information literacy. The goal of the... Read more →

IDEAL Consortium Updates

IDEAL Consortium Updates, 2016-present The IDEAL Consortium at the EdTech Center will be publishing newsletter reporting on trends and prioritized initiatives in member states. Report on the 2019 IDEAL Institute, Fall 2019 Stronger Together! Discussion and Collaboration on Critical Issues... Read more →

WEBINAR: Innovative Digital Learning Models for ELL Immigrant Adults

Mobile and other technologies make possible anytime, anywhere learning to extend education to previously underserved adults and to expand learning beyond classroom walls. Technology can also accelerate outcomes through personalized instruction and practice. In this webinar, our EdTech Center experts... Read more →

Panel: Promoting Adult Education, Workforce Skills, and Civic Engagement through Digital Learning

This panel presentation took place at the 2017 National Immigrant Integration Conference. Presenters included: Alison Ascher Webber, Director of Strategic Initiatives, EdTech Center @ World Education Johan Uvin, President, Institute for Educational Leadership Aida Cardenas, Building Skills Partnership Stephen Alderson,... Read more →

How Investment in Technology can Accelerate Collective Impact in Adult Learning

Adapted from the Introduction: At the 2017 IDEAL Consortium Institute, ABE state leaders who support development and implementation of distance and blended learning in adult education tackled a series of questions. World Education EdTech Center staff and a representative from Aztec Software... Read more →

Youth on the Move: Cambodia

March 2015 marked the conclusion of the first phase of the Accessing Information about Migration and Safety (AIMS) project. Implemented by World Education and local partners MEDIA One and Mith Samlanh, the sixteen-month AIMS pilot program made use of digital... Read more →

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