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Networked Learning and Change

April 9th, 2018 by Tracey Mollins

Many definitions of blended learning include the concept of Connectivism – the idea that learning happens in networks. Networked learning uses a mix of technologies and interactions to create learning environments where learners are actively involved in the learning process and are encouraged to construct their own understandings and knowledge. Connectivism also means expanding learning […]

AlphaPlus Web Index

November 22nd, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

The AlphaPlus Web Index is a collection of links to resources relevant to adult basic education. It covers subjects such as digital literacy, the integration of technology in instruction and mobile learning.

Multifangled.com

August 28th, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

Multifangled specialises in adult and youth education with a focus on literacy and numeracy and applied learning. Experts in educational practices appropriate for non-traditional education settings, community education, and/or disadvantaged groups. http://multifangled.com.au/wp/

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Learning with Technology: Lesson Plan and Skills Assessment

July 13th, 2017 by Administrator

In a recent technology coaching session with LBS program staff, technology consultant Matthias Sturm worked with a client to create a lesson plan and digital skills assessment tool. The lesson plan and online tool were designed to provide learning opportunities while building the digital and self-efficacy skills needed to complete online forms like assessments and […]

Google Slides helps students develop multiple skills independently

March 15th, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

Prince Edward Learning Centre (PELC) uses Google Slides to help students develop multiple skills independently. Lori Farrington, a veteran classroom instructor at PELC, shares her experience using Google Slides with her learners. Single tool, multiple skills After struggling with PowerPoint, Lori switched to Google Slides as a presentation and collaborative learning tool. To get students […]

Use Digital Technology Sample Tasks and Activities

December 6th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Instructional Resources Use Digital Technology Sample Tasks and Activities The tasks in the instructional resources on this page are intended to be sample tasks to support using digital technology in Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs within the context of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF). These resources are not intended to be exhaustive, […]

Partnering with LLSC to explore how literacy programs in southwestern Ontario use digital technologies

October 24th, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

After we published a report on Learning Together with Digital Technologies: Illustrative Case Studies that looked at how four literacy agencies in Toronto were working with digital technologies, we were contacted by Tamara Kaattari, the Executive Director of Literacy Link South Central (LLSC), who had read our resource and wanted to explore ways in which […]

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.

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