Supporting successful adult learning with edtech: How 3 organizations made it happen

In the new Power in Numbers report, the initiative explores how administrators, educators, and funders can apply insights from real-world case studies to advance adult education in their own communities.   The report features key learnings from Affordable Learning Georgia, the Employment Technology Fund (ETF@JFFLabs), and Project COMPASS at Wake Tech Community College. Their edtech programs prove there is not a single prescriptive path to supporting successful adult learning with edtech; through these case studies, you will learn:
  • How a state-wide open educational resources (OER) initiative has saved an estimated $55 million in textbook costs for its university students.
  • How an investment fund has supported the scaling of seven adult workforce technology companies.
  • How professors at a community college piloted an innovative distance learning model that has improved minority students’ course performance.
Download “Changing the Equation: Empowering Adult Learners with Edtech.”   Power in Numbers is an OCTAE initiative to enhance the quality of advanced mathematics teaching and learning through next-generation technologies and OER. The initiative has published a series of reports to investigate how OER are making math more accessible, adaptable, and applicable; provide five frameworks for identifying impactful edtech; and explore pathways to create scalable edtech that meets the needs of multiple stakeholders. This fourth and final report, “Changing the Equation,” also provides high-level insights from each previous report.