Adult Literacy XPRIZE Communities Competition
Submitted by David J. Rosen on October 4, 2018 - 9:55am
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We have had several discussions on LINCS about the Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition: XPRIZE Grand Challenge for Adult Literacy, $7 Million Adult Literacy XPRIZE , and Adult Literacy XPRIZE Apps Discussion, among others. The XPRIZE Foundation will be launching a new Communities Competition of the Adult Literacy XPRIZE designed to challenge organizations, communities, and individuals to recruit adults with low literacy skills to download and use apps that will engage and transform the lives of one million adult learners in the United States.
The LINCS CoP Integrating Technology group would like to offer a place where those who may be interested can discuss this. For example, where I live there are several organizations that are actively thinking about or planning to submit a short proposal by this December. Perhaps this is true where you live, too. Some of these groups may view themselves as competitors, and not wish to participate in a public discussion about what they plan. Others may be looking to join with other groups in their town, city, state, region or national affiliation group, but don't know who else they might join with. Perhaps this would be one place to post an inquiry.
If you are new to this communities competition, in addition to reading about it on the Adult Literacy XPRIZE website https://communities.xprize.org/ you may want to post your ideas or questions here. One question that often comes up is how the Adult Literacy XPRIZE is defining "community". Another is whether or not very large communities, such as a large state, be competing directly with small communities, such as an adult school, a small town, or a small community college English language program?
I will invite an Adult Literacy XPRIZE representative to join our discussion to answer some of your questions. Other questions, involving strategies for reaching adults who may want to learn about, download, and use these apps, or for helping them to use the apps well, or about others' experience using particular apps may be answered by colleagues in this discussion. Some of the app developers may also wish to join this discussion, and can answer some questions about their apps.
David J. Rosen, Moderator
LINCS CoP Integrating Technology group