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Digital Literacy Acquisition and Equity Research Hub

Technology and Learning colleagues,

Here's an announcement that may be of interest to those who are interested in digital literacy research, a great follow-up to our recent discussion of technology research from the group at Portland State University directed by research panelist, Dr. Jill Castek,

The Literacy, Language and Technology Research (LLTR) group at Portland State University is excited to announce our new blog, the Digital Literacy Acquisition and Equity Research Hub!

Webinar – Blaze a New Trail Online: Resources for Seniors! Register Now!

Event Title: Blaze a New Trail Online: Resources for Seniors
Event Type: Webinar presented by Federal agency partners
Date(s): May 19, 2016
LINCS site wide; no specific groups

Dear LINCS Community,

LINCS is excited to announce a webinar: “Blaze a New Trail Online: Resources for Seniors” in celebration of Older Americans Month in May.

New “One stop” for South Philadelphia: Adult Literacy, Neighborhood Library and Community Health Center

Health literacy colleagues,

This article describes heartening news for South Philadelphia, and perhaps a model for the integration of community health and literacy that could be replicated in some other communities. Although in the article literacy is described as digital literacy, I suspect that once this opens they will discover that basic literacy, English language for immigrants and other adult basic skills are also needed.

Concluding Mobile Tech in Low Wage Work Panel Discussion

Thank you all for joining us in this week's panel discussion on using mobile technology in low wage work.  Monday's webinar on the same topic will be posted in the LINCS YouTube Channel in the coming weeks.  We will send out a notice to the communities once it is available.

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.]


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