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Day Three Discussion: A Mobile Tech Revolution in Low Wage Work

Welcome to our third and final day of this panel discussion on mobile technology in low-wage work. Today, we're discussing logistics of access and use of mobile technology in the workplace. Specifically, we hope to address:


  • Approaches and employer incentives to pay for digital literacy training for low-skill workers and, at times, purchases of tablets

  • Differentiating uses and benefits of working with different mobile devices (smartphones v. tablets, Chromebooks or laptops)

Day Two Discussion: A Mobile Tech Revolution in Low-Wage Work

Welcome back to day two of our panel discussion on mobile technology in low-wage work.  Today, we are going to discuss how, from an industry training perspective, mobile technology is, or can be, used to:
  • Improve business efficiencies and positively affect bottom line costs
  • Develop incremental digital literacy skills

Day One Discussion: A Mobile Tech Revolution in Low-Wage Work

Welcome to the first day of our three day panel discussion on mobile technology in low-wage work.  Following up on yesterday's information-filled webinar, we have a panel of leaders in mobile learning joining us to address your questions about using mobile technology to build adult learners' basic skills, and their capacity to use technology to become self-directed problem solvers in life, and the workplace. 
Our panelists include:
Alison Ascher Webber, Building Skills Partnership, Oakland, CA

NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellowship Project


The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) has an interesting request out for "City Host" organizations that, if successful, would get a digital inclusion staff member who NTEN would pay for, for one year. Applications are accepted from community organizations in these cities:

Free webinar: Assessing Tech Skills for Adult Learners

Dear Colleagues,  [My apologies if you have already received this information but I didn't see the HL group on other announcements.]

Teaching Tutors/Teachers about Digital Literacy

I was preparing to deliver a LINCS "Reboot Your Digital Strategy" Training via webinar and came across this LOVELY online training module from Wales:


Tips for Teachers is highlighting LINCS online resources that might be new to you. Learn about new Digital Literacy Initiatives and if you the have not seen the LINCS Learner Center, take a look. 

Steve Quann

Educational Technologist

LINCS Region 1


How to Teach Digital Literacy

T & L Colleagues,

Especially now that WIOA includes the need for programs to teach digital literacy, there is, and undoubtedly will increasingly be, interest in how programs are planning to teach, or already are teaching, these skills.

1) How are you teaching digital literacy?

2) Do you start with a digital literacy skills assessment? If so, what do you use?

3) Do you have a digital literacy curriculum? If so, what do you use?

Digital Literacy in ESOL or ABE

As members of our LINCS community, we all have access to excellent research, lesson plans, informational articles, best practices and more through the LINCS Resource Collection. You may browse by topic, by year, and by other filters to help you locate what you need.

"Integrating Digital literacy and Problem Solving into Instruction," by Steve Quann (2015), includes project-based lesson ideas for adult students to improve their skills in using technology to solve problems and communicate with others, while increasing their digital literacy skills and access to technology.

List of Computer and Digital Literacy Assessment and Instruction sites

Technology and Learning Colleagues,


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