Literacy, Language & Technology Research Group (LLTR)
The Literacy, Language & Technology Research Group (LLTR) is a community of faculty, staff and graduate students working together on a closely related set of grant-funded projects.
The Research Group conducts 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 ranges 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 is comprised of faculty, staff and graduate students from the Department of Applied Linguistics and other departments at Portland State University and collaborating colleagues in other institutions.
- Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning (1998-2007)
- National Labsite for Adult ESOL (2000-2006)
- How Prior Learning Traditions and Experiences Influence Adult Language Learning in Formal Settings
- Learner Web Partnership Demonstration Project (2007-2011)
- Digital Literacy / Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (2010-2013)
- ELL-U Clubs (2010-2013)
- Next Generation Learning Challenges (2011-2012)
- Tutor-Facilitated Digital Literacy Acquisition in Hard-to-Serve Populations (2011-2014)
- National Labsite for Adult ESOL
Head Of Research Group
Stephen Reder, Professor, Applied Linguistics
Principal Investigators & Co-Principal Investigators
Jill Castek, Research Assistant Professor
Joel Bettridge, Assistant Professor, English
Thomas Curtis, Web Graphic Design
Michael Crandall, University of Washington