The work described in this website originated with the Literacy, Language & Technology Research Group (LLTR) at Portland State University. LLTR was a community of faculty, staff and graduate students working together on a closely related set of grant-funded projects.
The Research Group conducted a wide range of externally funded grant projects centered on the acquisition of literacy, digital literacy and second languages among adults, especially members of economically vulnerable and socially excluded populations.
Work ranged over basic, applied and action research in diverse educational, workplace and community settings, often involving the development or use of state-of-the-art educational technologies and content.
LLTR was comprised of faculty, staff and graduate students from the Department of Applied Linguistics and other departments at Portland State University as well as collaborating colleagues in other institutions.
The projects highlighted in this website are
- Advancing Digital Equity in Public Libraries: Assessing Library Patrons’ Problem Solving in Technology Rich Environments
- Tutor-Facilitated Digital Literacy Acquisition in Hard-to-Serve Populations