Transforming Adult Education Through Technology

ADULT ACTION: Education's not just about the kids; there are 36 million US adults who lack basic skills. And despite the fact that 85 percent of respondents in a report from Tyton Partners and Joyce Foundation on this topic say technology can play a role, there's still much to be desired. Only 27 percent of adult-ed administrators and instructors, for instance, use mobile apps and games to support learning—even though smartphone ownership among adult students is estimated at 55 to 75 percent. The report concludes with recommendations for how entrepreneurs, policymakers, instructors, foundations and private funders can better leverage technology to help adults.

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