Adult-Learning-ListingEducation technology, used in the classroom and for mobile learning, can bring powerful, cost-effective learning opportunities to the 36 million lower-skilled adults in the U.S., especially the 32 million not served by our current workforce training and education systems. These resources, including stories from our Beacons, webinars with developers, and research reports, offer specific practices for incorporating ed-tech into adult learning in highly effective yet affordable ways.

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Technology’s Impact on Adult Learners and their Children

In these two case studies, explore technology’s impact on adult learners by tracing the journeys of two family literacy programs as they used technology in transformative ways to meet their learners’ needs.

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The Path to Full Tech Integration: From the First Conversation to Powerful Learner Use

Learn how Kentucky Adult Education achieved full technology integration across more than 100 programs. They share their rubric for assessing effective integration and strategies for helping learners become powerful users.

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Designing Technology for Adult Learners: Support and Scaffolding

Ed-tech developers can best support adult learners by integrating the research-based instructional strategies discussed in this short report into their products.

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There’s No Comprehension without Picturing: Visual and Digital Comprehension Strategies for Adult Learners

Modeling and guided practice are particularly effective for teaching literacy to adult learners. To learn more about these and other active strategies, watch our recorded webinar with Mockingbird Education.

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Harnessing the Power of Education Technology for the Adult Learner

Explore how experimenting and iterating, the first of five adoption factors investigated in a new series of blog posts, can lead to successful technology implementation in adult learning communities.

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Experiment & Iterate: How to Implement Effective Education Technology

“When you see them light up because they see they have the power to learn,” you have a match between ed-tech and learners. Trying something new, adjusting, and trying again are key to finding and implementing the right ed-tech products. In this webinar, learn about this experiment and iterate process from two of our Beacons.

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A Digital Promise for Professional Development in Adult Education

The Institute for Professional Development of Adult Educators (IPDAE) is a national model for providing training anytime, anywhere. Read more about how June Rall, IPDAE Director, developed the site with a focus on design and utilization. Her efforts are clear: the site boasts almost 6,000 registered users and 33,000 unique visitors to date.

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Educators & Developers Partner: Custom Products & Beta Testers Are Win/Win

Learners become the central focus when developers and adult learning program administrators partner to create ed-tech products. In this webinar, learn about forming these partnerships from Chicago Public Library (CPL) and Digital Learn, who as worked together to create an ed-tech product to meet CPL’s specific needs.

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Technology and Workforce Re-entry: Online Learning as an Alternative for the Formerly Incarcerated

ALISON’s free online workforce re-entry program helps the formerly incarcerated transition back into the workforce. In this webinar, ALISON’s CEO shares this platform; then, the Literacy Coordinator for ONBOCES, one of our Beacons, talks about the impact of using ALISON in his program.

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