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Mobile Technology An Instructor and Learner Driven Tool for Adult Literacy Programs

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This article focuses on the need for technology use in adult entry level literacy education. It proposes that there is a need for a different approach to adult entry level learning that encompasses technology as a primary tool to develop an authentic and experiential approach to literacy in the United States. Rote memorization, traditional pedagogy, and the use of texts that have little interest or meaning in the lives of entry level adult learners are antiquated concepts that do not engage or inspire learning. Entry level learners should be engaged in developing new ideas and testing personal approaches to learning. Digital learning and instruction, combined with in-person workshops, environmental projects, and mentor involvement provides this opportunity.