Two great new resources about adult literacy…

June 23rd, 2010 by Maria Moriarty

I am always amazed by the versatility of literacy workers – although they are often over-stretched and under-resourced they still mange to find ways to produce great materials – Here are two more – from Community Literacy Ontario – Six Online Literacy Presentations – these excellent audio-visual presentations are clear, concise and informative and will […]

Information Technology makes us Happier!!!!!!!!

May 17th, 2010 by Maria Moriarty

According to a just released research report    The Information Dividend: Can IT make you “Happier” by BCS  The Chartered Institute for IT in the U.K. ( they’ve been around since 1957!!) – information technology has a positive  impact our sense of well-being  because we experience a greater sense of freedom and  control – most […]

Literacy in Canada

March 25th, 2010 by Maria Moriarty

Literacy is one of the four pillars of lifelong learning set out in The  Council of Ministers of Education of Canada (CMEC )  LEARN 2010 framework  released in 2008. CMEC has just released a Progress Report on Literacy 2009. The report highlights literacy activities and events across Canada. It’s a very interesting  virtual  tour of the country to […]

Research Pick of the Day #2

February 9th, 2010 by Maria Moriarty

Today’s Pick is… The  Power of Technology to Transform Adult Learning (2009).   This study by the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL ) in the United States notes  that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  predicts that “… 70% of all jobs in the U.S. will require ICT skills by 2016″ (p.iii)   Given these […]

New Adult Literacy Education Blog

November 19th, 2009 by Maria Moriarty

The inimitable David Rosen has  a new  blog – Adult Literacy Education – that promises to be a real boon to the adult literacy field.  David is a highly experienced adult literacy educator and researcher  – it will be wonderful to be able to tap into his experience and knowledge on the blog.  For example […]

Literacy and the Canadian Economy

July 27th, 2009 by Maria Moriarty

Two very interesting items about literacy and the Canadian Economy have come across my desk recently. The first is a short (9 minute) video  Literacy  By the Numbers in which Scott Murray of Data Angel presents the economic argument for investing in adult learning. The video is available on the Literacy Nova Scotia web site […]

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 […]

Teaching and Learning Online

July 15th, 2009 by Maria Moriarty

“Online learning is growing because of increased demand, high accessibility, lower participant costs, high flexibility and other factors. Technology is continuously evolving and is providing new and effective methods for online learning and collaboration.” This is a quote from the  Trends  in Online Learning section of the Getting Online web site the latest product of […]

Good News – Increased funding for adult literacy in Ontario

July 3rd, 2009 by Maria Moriarty

Yesterday the  Ontario Minister for Training  Colleges and Universities,  The Honorable John Milloy announced a significant one-time increase ( for 2009-2010) of $33 million to support adult literacy learning in the province.  $25 million will go to community-based, college and school board literacy programs, $5 million will be allocated to expand online literacy  learning opportunities, […]

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