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  1. Oct 2020
    1. Multiplying Impact:Five Frameworks for Investment in EdTech for Adult Learners

      The report was funded through the U.S. Department of Education. It proposed that there are five areas of focus for educational technology in regards to adult learners. Focus areas include: supplement the instructor, design for learners' lives, engage the learner, build community, and connect content to learners' lives. The areas proposed are meant to improve adult education outcomes for adult learners not in a university setting. The report lists the issue or problem that each framework is meant to address and how the framework can improve teacher and student experience. This gives concrete examples for implementing technology and discusses what can be implemented easily today versus what would take more time and funding. 9/10

  2. Nov 2018
    1. The LINCS Community is a professional learning space that brings together adult education teachers, program managers, and professional developers worldwide who are working toward one common goal - to provide high-quality, evidence-based learning opportunities to adult students

      This is a group dedicated to best practices for Adult Learners. Of note are the discussion groups, which require a login, that hit on a myriad of topics that are vital for the growth of adult learners. One of the best professional development pieces included with registration is a series of self-paced online courses for adult education instructors; along with a lot of other resources for these teachers.

      Content Depth: 5/5

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    1. Evaluating Digital Learning for Adult Basic Literacy and Numeracy

      This includes research on adult education, and which programs help target low-skilled adult learners to help them reach a higher potential. In particular, it was looking at programs that could be purchased or were provided for free, that allowed a variety of methods to access them. This would be useful information for educators who are teaching this population of students.

      Content Depth: 4/5

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      Ease of Access: 4/5

    1. Technology Toolbox for the Adult Education Instructor

      Webinar that deals with professional development for the adult education instructor. In particular it is looking at online tools that provide assistance in an online environment for testing, quizzing, articles, and a plethora of other tools to assist the students in this class. It is provided by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education, and is around ninety minutes long, providing a slew of useful tools.

      Content Depth: 3/5

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    1. Definition of Flipped Learning

      This site provides a wealth of information on creating a "Flipped Classroom". This could be used in both a K-12 setting as well as an Adult Learning environment. The site itself is a wealth of knowledge on this particular topic, including podcasts, newsletters and articles on best practices on how to use a flipped classroom in today's technologically advanced classrooms. This would be great for professional development in both K-12 and Adult Learning environments.

      Content Depth: 4/5

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      Ease of Access: 3/5