The aim of the CREATE Edtech Technical Assistance (TA) Library is to provide guidance to practitioners and adult education leaders on integrating or advancing instruction through edtech and other digital technology. Resources include technology integration and digital skills frameworks, technology adoption checklists, webinars highlighting promising resources and strategies, and technology enhanced lesson plans and guidance.
Each submitted resource has been evaluated by internal subject matter experts from World Education to determine their viability for inclusion, their alignment to one or more technical assistance categories (informed by prior research and the expertise represented in the CREATE Adult Skills Network), and their quality of content, structure, and guidance. The technical assistance categories in this library include:
- Planning technology use;
- Communicating with learners;
- Managing content/instruction;
- Determining instructional content;
- Providing instruction through different modes; and
You can locate resources through the categories or by keyword search.
We welcome feedback on our contributions, categorization, and tagging. To report a broken link for any of our resources, please click on the “submit feedback” button seen above and fill out the form.
Do consider nominating a technical assistance resource, by clicking on the "submit new resource" button seen above and fill out the form. Submissions are reviewed monthly and will be added to the library if approved.
In this webinar, Jen Vanek from World Education outlines the steps for planning effective outreach using a communications planning template and will share how one organization uses a Facebook Messenger pop-up to support automated communication; EdTech Center Advisor Jeff Goumas from CrowdED Learning examines various free tools for communications to be leveraged based on your organization's goals and end user access; and Melanie Sampson, the Content Director at Literacy Work's Clear Language Lab shares key principles of plain language that you can incorporate into your communication strategies as well as resources to further your use of these principles.
This is the first webinar in a series highlighting resources and examples of effective use, and more. The mLearning leadership team and practitioners share insight on tools and approaches for effective onboarding; specifically, we will hear how programs have adapted onboarding and orientation activities from in-person to remote. Presenters in this webinar are: Xavier Munoz, Literacy Council of Northern Virginia; Kathleen O'Connell, World Education; and Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami, Cell-Ed.
Using tablets and mobile devices in literacy settings opens up many stimulating opportunities but finding and choosing apps, with so many to choose from, can be a daunting challenge. How many apps do we really need to use? What apps are learners actually using and asking for? This webinar includes guest presenters and Tech Q&A to share and explore what and how instructors use mobile devices and apps in their practice. Presenters share and explore examples of interesting approaches and apps that you might want to add to your tech toolbox as well.
In this webinar, Sherry Lehane from Providence Public Library shares her work on adapting and optimizing teacher created material for mobile instruction; Jeff Goumas of CrowdED Learning shares tools and strategies to help you organize and share free, mobile friendly content with learners, and Tiffany Brand from Dover Adult Learning Center in New Hampshire shares goal-setting strategies and tools for learners using mobile learning apps.
During this webinar recording, we take a deep dive into a handful of engaging, free reading resources that can be used to support evidence-based reading instruction (alphabetics, comprehension, vocabulary, comprehension) with learners of all levels.
As we explore these resources along with strategies for using them, you will learn practical tips for effective implementation, and we will consider how what you learn now can be used, not just in our current teaching and learning context, but incorporated into your future, everyday instructional practice.
This Guide for Design and Implementation of Hybrid–Flexible Models in Adult Education helps adult education practitioners (teachers, staff, and administrators) and professional development leaders to initiate or improve their flexible multimodal instruction or courses. The guidance presented here was gleaned from several data sources: facilitated technical assistance and professional development initiatives, such as the IDEAL Consortium HyFlex Study Group, the LINCs Technology Integration Community, and a Google Group devoted to peer support on HyFlex instruction issues. It is also informed by the opportunity to observe HyFlex classes in action and interview 25 practitioners. This resulted in themes that characterize HyFlex implementation in adult education classes and have defined the benefits and challenges it presents.
This publication shares findings from the Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW) initiative landscape scan and responds to questions raised in interviews with learners and practitioners about how educators can best support adult learners in developing the digital skills required to secure a better future for themselves.
This webinar hosted by Proliteracy and World Education features the Digital Literacy Action Plan (DLAP) created by Rachel Riggs, ESL Instructional Specialist, Frederick Community College. Rachel discusses the challenges digital literacy presents along with how the DLAP strategy helped her overcome those challenges. She also shares the tools she uses to implement the DLAP in her classroom. Participants had an opportunity to ask questions. Link to resources: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gs9ks0afdjny8z7/AADTCA9cCZWfSTp90WT2ZCZVa?dl…
This presentation will demonstrate how to create assessments for students using Zoom and Google. The same techniques are transferrable and can be applied to other online meeting and cloud tools. Step-by-step instructions to create interactive, authentic assessments for adult learners will be demonstrated. In addition, the presenter will familiarize participants with other types of formative and summative assessments.
Teaching online is much different than teaching face-to-face in a traditional classroom.This webinar discusses the differences of remote teaching, what it takes to be a good online teacher, what technical skills are needed, and where you can find additional help for all of the above.
This Google Form can be used to survey the digital literacy goals of students. This survey is based on the Maryland Department of Labor's Adult Education Digital Literacy Framework for Adult Learners. This form is one step in creating a Digital Literacy Action Plan (DLAP). See the whole process of developing a DLAP here: https://wakelet.com/wake/oE8aSwlIj5IskWqbMqnug
In this webinar, Jen Vanek from World Education highlights key evaluation criteria teachers might consider when choosing a mobile app to support instruction; Tiffany Brand from Dover Adult Learning Center shares her strategies for involving learners in evaluation after use; and EdTech Center Advisor Jeff Goumas from CrowdED Learning leads a discussion on the importance of establishing metrics for evaluating app effectiveness based on your goals.