A short video about Citizen Literacy explaining what we do and why we do it There are over 6 million people of working age in the UK that have poor reading and writing skills – about 15% of the population. Our app and teaching resources helps adults to learn to read and write and supports […]
Nesta chose our Citizen Literacy ‘Taster’ project to create a standout case study of the use of technology to support adult learners. It’s a nice read with some excellent quotes and feedback from both learners and teachers about the positive impact our work with the Citizen Literacy App and programme has been having. It is […]
In early 2020 we were fortunate to be selected and funded by Nesta the UK Innovation Foundation for social good. Our project was part of the Nesta CareerTech Challenge Programme in partnership with the English Department for Education. The programme had the aim of using technology to provide help for workers, such as workers in […]
Our Ufi funded seed project kicked off in the Autumn of 2019 to explore the practicalities of creating a smartphone app to support adult literacy beginner learners. Just before the Covid pandemic hit the Uk. We were very fortunate in that our partners were all able to work well remotely. We even managed to record […]
A short video that shows some of the the different features and activity types of the Citizen Literacy App as at March 2021. These include: The 2 different virtual tutor voices (Al and Jude) that provide instructions and feedback to the learners. ‘Explainer videos’ that set the scene and provide support for each learning activity. […]
Here is an interesting reflective interview with Diane Gardner our literacy lead with NATECLA Scotland, NATECLA is a UK wide organisation that supports teachers of English for learners whose first language is not English. Here, Diane describes her journey into adult literacy from being an ESOL teacher through community work and the experiences that have […]
Creating the Learning Design for the App – we are one step ahead of the coders!
We are receiving really useful and thoughtful feedback in our testing exercise. Thanks everyone!
Involvement with the Nesta AI for Good programme has changed our perspective from being ‘consumers’ of AI to being ‘producers’ of AI!
We need to support adult literacy teachers as much as we can. We are doing this is by creating Teacher Handbooks and Student Workbook,. Plus ‘just in time’ teacher training videos from our YouTube channel.