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.

Suzanne Smythe speaks about incorporating digital technologies in Adult Basic Education

 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Suzanne Smythe, Lecturer in Literacy and Adult Education at the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, speaks about her report, Incorporating Digital Technologies in Adult Basic Education: Concepts, Practices and Recommendations. Exploring how digital technology is changing what it means to be literate in today’s world, Suzanne looks closely at the impact digital technology […]

Tracey Mollins – Using Voki to enhance online learning for adult literacy students

April 30th, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Voki is a free service where you can create talking heads to post on a blog, website or learning platform.

I have been using Voki to help adult literacy learners who are learning at a distance to follow activity instructions. One of the challenges we face when creating online learning opportunities for literacy learners is developing instructions that are short, concise and easy-to-read. Sometimes we make choices about activities based on how complicated the instructions are. I found Voki to be a big help with this. We can expand the range of activities because we can easily create audio supports for learners.

Tim Nicholls Harrison discusses Reconceptualizing Adult Basic Education and the Digital Divide

September 21st, 2010 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Tim Nicholls Harrison, literacy instructor and Manager of the Adult Learning Centres, Grey-Bruce-Georgian in Ontario, discusses Reconceptualizing Adult Basic Education and the Digital Divide developed by Elisabeth Hayes -University of Wisconsin-Madison. Based on the premise that computer-based instruction offers learners engaging, motivating, and effective learning opportunities, and that “digital literacies” play a crucial role for […]

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 Administrator

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 – […]

Teaching from a Distance

September 13th, 2007 by Administrator

If you’ve ever wondered if you’ve got what it takes to teach an online class, you can find out at AdultEd Online. This Web site has free tools for teachers and administrators to assess their skills and will show you how to integrate technology into your teaching practice as well as elements of distance education. […]

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