Technology | Mobile learning apps could help workers or immigrants hone language and literacy skills
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 11/20/18, 01:02 pm
A new category of mobile learning apps seeks to help the large segment of the American labor force that struggles with literacy skills.
More than half of the workforce reads at less than the sixth-grade level, and many are illiterate, according to Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami, the founder and CEO of Cell-Ed, a mobile learning platform targeting low-skill workers.
“When you talk about adult literacy, it sounds like you’re referring to a few folks who fell through the cracks, but that’s not the case at all,” she told Fast Company. “It’s a hidden epidemic.”