The 30th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference


The Office of Adult Education, in collaboration with Temple University’s Center for Social Policy and Community Development, invites you to attend the 30th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference on the theme Back to the Future: Reflections on 30 years of technology in adult education. This one-day conference will be held May 18, 2018, on Temple University’s Main Campus in Philadelphia, PA from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The goal of the 30th Annual Technology and Adult Education Conference is to equip practitioners with tools to effectively support adults and opportunity youth (age 16 and up) to be successful in high school equivalency testing, English language acquisition, entry into post-secondary education and training, and securing family-sustaining jobs.

Conference Theme

Adult learners require educational opportunities that help fulfill a wide variety of technology, social, personal, educational and workplace goals. These goals can be achieved by using technology to expand access and increase opportunities for learners and the practitioners that serve them. Technology is a powerful tool that can be used to promote learner independence, enable flexible delivery of instruction, express creativity, and make learning more enjoyable. In the 30 years since the then Mayor’s Commission on Literacy (now Office of Adult Education) hosted the first Technology and Adult Education Conference, technology use in education has gone through many changes, and in many, it has stayed the same. This year’s conference will showcase ways in which technology usage in adult education has evolved in the last 30 years.

This year’s theme invites us, as adult education practitioners, to reflect on how far we have come, think about where we are now, and look forward to what is ahead in the integration of technology into our work.

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