Podcast – discussing Incorporating Digital Technologies in ABE with Suzanne Smythe

July 9th, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

In our latest podcast, Suzanne Smythe – the author of Incorporating Digital Technologies in Adult Basic Education: Concepts, Practices and Recommendations – talks with Matthias Sturm about the report and the work she has done exploring how digital technology is changing what it means to be literate in today’s world.

Heidi Silver- Pacuilla discusses Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills required for independent online learning

September 21st, 2010 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Heidi Silver- Pacuilla from the American Institutes of Research discusses her research report titled Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills required for independent online learning. The report examines the “threshold” levels of literacy and language proficiency needed to use the internet for independent learning. The study drew data from three sources, large scale surveys, a literature review, […]

Interview with Tim Nicholls Harrison

August 10th, 2010 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Tim Nicholls Harrison a longtime literacy instructor and Manager of the Adult Learning Centres, Grey-Bruce-Georgian in Ontario tells us how he “discovered” Web 2.0 technology and shares his knowledge and experience about how technology can be an exciting and practical tool in support of adult literacy teaching and learning. {enclose TNichollsHarrisonJune4.mp3} Find and download this […]

Interview with Tracey Mollins

by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Tracey Mollins, a literacy worker and activist and an amazing online instructor and blogger at Literacies Café – shares her experiences, knowledge and wisdom – based on her extensive experience working with adult literacy students and her invaluable insights about the role that technology can and should play in teaching and learning. {enclose TMollinsMay28.mp3} Find […]

What is Wiki Educator?

August 14th, 2009 by Maria Moriarty

I have just spent an exciting hour exploring WikiEducator – an online global community of educators working collaboratively to develop and share free educational content. It includes an Adult Basic Education Section where you will find free learning resources developed in British Columbia under the auspices of the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer – […]

More teaching and learning online

July 20th, 2009 by Maria Moriarty

Here is a link to an essential resource developed by Sue Folinsbee for the College Sector Committee in Ontario. Online Learning for Adults: Factors that Contribute to Success is an up-to-the minute literature review including a very useful section of effective practices and a very current bibiography – this is a “must read” for all […]

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