Postsecondary Learning

How NY Is Reaching Adult Learners Through Cell Phones and Text Messages

Dec 1, 2015

ET NY PHONE HOME: It’s hard to find the time or energy to attend class—especially for many immigrants who work around the clock. But here’s an effort worth buzzing about. The Associated Press takes a look at a low-tech “cellphone language learning program” in New York that delivers recorded lessons and text-message questions to any mobile phone. So far, roughly 300 people have signed up for the pilot, delivered by San Francisco-based Cell-Ed. If the program goes well and expands beyond the state, it could be a boon to the estimated 36 million US adults who lack basic literacy.

Postsecondary Learning

How NY Is Reaching Adult Learners Through Cell Phones and Text Messages

Dec 1, 2015

ET NY PHONE HOME: It’s hard to find the time or energy to attend class—especially for many immigrants who work around the clock. But here’s an effort worth buzzing about. The Associated Press takes a look at a low-tech “cellphone language learning program” in New York that delivers recorded lessons and text-message questions to any mobile phone. So far, roughly 300 people have signed up for the pilot, delivered by San Francisco-based Cell-Ed. If the program goes well and expands beyond the state, it could be a boon to the estimated 36 million US adults who lack basic literacy.

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