Diana Twiss

Adult literacy practitioners' uses of and experiences with online technologies for professional development (2010)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 3, Article 2, 2010

This paper describes the first phase of Getting Online (GO), a national project funded by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES), Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), to explore the experiences and expectations of adult literacy workers with regard to online professional development.

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2014-01-03

Embedding Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace – Final Research Report (2013)

This is the final research report of a three-year project, designed to explore ways to think about Literacy and Essential Skills in the context of the workplace, and to develop strategies for actively embedding literacy in the workplace.

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2013-10-16

Embedding Literacy & Essential Skills: Lessons from our research (2012)

This document outlines a three-year research project that explored a variety of ways to think about Literacy and Essential Skills in the context of the workplace, and developed strategies to engage people in actively embedding literacy in the workplace.

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2013-04-04

Bridging Distance: Promising Practices for Online Learning in the Canadian Literacy Community (2009)

This manual was developed as part of a two-year Getting Online (GO) project funded by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and sponsored by Athabasca University. All members of the GO team were involved in delivering online learning to literacy practitioners in their home provinces and saw potential benefits in using technology for professional development.

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2009-12-02

Getting Online: The GO Project (2008)

A Research Report on Online Learning for Canadian Literacy Practitioners

This document outlines national project designed to research trends, technologies, and promising practices in online and distance learning in the field of literacy in Canada. The project includes A Research Report on Online Learning for Canadian Literacy Practitioners, a Promising Practices manual, an online course, and self-directed training modules on the GO website.

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2009-07-03

Orientation Guide for Corrections Educators (2008)

Road Back Home project, Phase Two

This booklet has been written and compiled by active educators working in correctional centers throughout British Columbia. It outlines some of the basic issues that will confront an educator starting a career in Corrections. This booklet is intended to help facilitate an educator's transition from “regular” teaching on the “outside” to a productive and enjoyable career as a Corrections educator.

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2009-02-16

Dream Soup and Life Stew (2006)

A collection of learning materials for women on the street

"Dream Soup and Life Stew" is a literacy resource book created by women involved with the WISH Learning Centre for street women. In this book, the authors share some of the hands-on literacy materials that emerged when they developed a literacy project at a drop-in centre for female sex-trade workers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

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2007-09-20

Hardwired for Hope (2004)

Effective ABE/Literacy Instructors

This research document examines the question, “What makes an effective ABE/Literacy instructor?” It documents the thoughts, feelings, strategies and techniques of some effective literacy/ABE instructors in British Columbia. Recommendations are also presented, intended to help institutions offering ABE/Literacy programs and ABE/Literacy practitioners, groups planning a research project, and funders.

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2004-10-05

Literacy for Women on the Streets (2003)

This is a report on a research project designed to examine the impact of literacy activities on the lives of women working as sex-trade workers in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. The authors describe the research and share the two-year tale of their experiences and findings so that funders, literacy and community development workers, and women living and working on the street will feel confident embarking on literacy programs together.

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2004-02-23
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