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 as well as collaborating colleagues in other institutions.
The Literacy, Language and Technology Research group maintains a project archive where data, research findings, presentations and publications are cataloged. These materials are freely available to interested researchers and practitioners.
- Training Researchers to Use PIAAC to Further Multidisciplinary Research (2015-2018)
- Advancing Digital Equity in Public Libraries: Assessing Library Patrons’ Problem Solving in Technology Rich Environments (2014-2017)
- On-Ramps to E-Health Portals (2014-2015)
- Tutor-Facilitated Digital Literacy Acquisition in Hard-to-Serve Populations (2011-2015)
- reTHINK PSU Project: #155 Mobile and Augmented Reality Resources for Learning (2013-2015)
- reTHINK PSU Project: #120 Promoting Excellence in Teaching through Online Faculty and TA Development (2013-2015)
- Impact of Participation Project (2012-2014)
- Next Generation Learning Challenges (2011-2012)
- Digital Literacy / Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (2010-2013)
- ELL-U Clubs (2010-2013)
- Learner Web Partnership Demonstration Project (2007-2011)
- How Prior Learning Traditions and Experiences Influence Adult Language Learning in Formal Settings
- Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning (1998-2007)
- National Labsite for Adult ESOL (2000-2006)
Principal Investigators & Co-Principal Investigators
Jill Castek, Research Assistant Professor
Joel Bettridge, Assistant Professor, English
Michael Crandall, University of Washington