Flash Edition 9/22/2015

OCTAE Newsletter

Flash Edition

September 22, 2015

OCTAE Launches LINCS Learner Center for Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) has launched an online center to direct adult learners to free, high-quality resources related to education, job and life skills. The LINCS (Literacy, Information and Communication System) Learner Center complements OCTAE’s priority goal to make on-demand learning available for teachers and students.

A call to action in OCTAE’s February 2015 report, Making Skills Everyone’s Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States, identified the need and potential to reach more low-skilled adults through online, on-demand tools.  

The Learner Center, opening during the 2015 National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, #AEFLWeek, is a gateway to resources from many federal agencies and organizations. Resources accessed through the site can help adult learners improve their reading, writing, math, science, and English skills; build job skills; acquire an understanding of American government and history to obtain citizenship; and find a nearby adult education, computer training, or postsecondary education or training program. Developed to be mobile-friendly, the site brings resources to learners in class, on the go, and at home. This feature can extend users’ learning time and accelerate their skill development.

Lincs Learning

Image of LINCS Learner Center homepage.

Share the site with your teachers and learners and re-tweet alerts from @LINCS_ED. Help amplify OCTAE’s reach by posting the following message to your own social media network:

Help #adultedu learners improve their English, get job skills & more. Point new users to free resources at the Learner Center!.

The initial site is a beta version, designed to join the national conversation about digital tools for adult learners. Future phases will incorporate more tools, features, and partners. We applaud ongoing work to stimulate the marketplace and ed-tech development. Stay tuned and get involved!