One question that drives our work is, “Can we make adult education accessible, affordable, and open doors to opportunities?” The answer comes in many forms from many different voices. After three days at the 2019 National College Transition Network Conference, one thing is clear: enabling adult learners with college and career readiness requires all hands … Continue reading 4 Big Ideas from the 2019 NCTN Conference
Adults enrolled in adult education programs are among the most vulnerable and hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic: low-wage workers in the front line of the service sector, preparing and delivering our take-out food, stocking our warehouses and grocery stores, taking care of the elderly and ill. Much like children and youth now needing to … Continue reading Pandemic Pivots
World Education is excited to partner with the Providence Public Library (PPL) as well as the Chicago and Los Angeles Public Libraries on a new project, Propagating Promising Practices for Literacy and Workforce Development at Libraries. The goal of this project is to increase adults’ skills by capturing, disseminating, and growing innovative education and workforce … Continue reading Propagating Promising Practices for Literacy and Workforce Development at Libraries
If you have working knowledge of computers and how they work, can use all the programs within Micro Office and navigate the Web like a banshee, you still might not be considered digitally literate. Say what?
Digital literacy is not only about possessing computer skills. According to the Museum and Library Services Act of 2010, digital literacy comprises the skills associated with using technology to enable users to find, evaluate, organize, create, and communicate information. So as you can see, digital literacy or readiness goes beyond the mere physical realm of accessing and manipulating information. Read more…
Steve Quann is a former adult education instructor who now does professional development on technology integration and designs e-learning projects for World Education. Digital Promise talked to Steve about Words2Learn, a vocabulary app for adult learners, and why innovation in adult education is important. Q. Explain the Words2Learn approach in a nutshell. The approach is … Continue reading Mobile Apps Make Learning Accessible for Adult Students
Mobile technology plays a key role in the everyday lives of the people we serve. Ask your students how many own laptops or computers. Then ask how many own cell phones. You will likely find more have cell phones. And what about smartphones? Early on we realized the educational potential for smartphones. When we first … Continue reading We’re Goin’ Mobile