Computers

Brighter Futures Project: Building on Family Literacy Programs by Incorporating Essential Skills (2012)

This manual grew out of a research project undertaken by an Alberta adult learning association, to examine the incorporation of Essential Skills into a family literacy program.

The project focused specifically on the Essential Skills of computer use and numeracy. A curriculum was developed and was piloted in three rural communities in Alberta.

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2012-07-16

New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills Curriculum: Course 4 (2010)

Computer Systems

The New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills (NBAWES) project was designed to help Aboriginal adults improve both their literacy skills and their employability. It uses existing workplace Essential Skills curricula, adapted to meet the specific needs of Mi’kmaq and Maliseet adult learners.

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2011-12-13

Riding the Technology Wave (2000)

Experiences of adult literacy students and teachers in Ontario

This study looked at students’ and teachers’ perspectives on the effectiveness of computer technology in teaching basic literacy skills.

The study looked at four specific issues: the extent to which literacy students and teachers used computers and the Internet; how students and teachers responded to computer technology; whether they found it useful for reading, writing and math; and the benefits and challenges they saw.

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2010-12-07

Guide to Blended Learning (2004)

This book is a guide to developing and using a blended approach to learning. Blended learning combines the best features of face-to-face sessions with the flexibility of e-learning. This guide demonstrates how learners can blend the best resources, technology, and practices from the e-learning world into their particular settings.

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2008-10-23

Computer Based Learning - Development and Integration into Deaf Programming (2002)

This is a report on a project begun by Mohawk College, based in Hamilton, Ontario in 1998 and completed in March 2002 in which the College researched the integration of computer-based learning into literacy classrooms for deaf adults.

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2008-06-17

Basic Technology Workshop For Learners (2007)

This manual offers learners basic information about computers and information technology and is intended to be used in a hands-on workshop . It uses pictures and relatively simple and straightforward text to introduce learners to computers and explain how to use common software and programs. Topics discussed include
- Windows desktop
- using Windows
- using the mouse
- Wordpad
- Paint

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2008-02-28

Intermediate Technology Workshop For Learners (2007)

This manual offers learners who already have some basic computer skills information and instruction on more advanced computer topics. This manual is intended to be used in a hands-on intermediate-level workshop. Topics discussed include
- Exploring Windows
- Word processing
- Internet as a research tool
- Email management
- Basic computer maintenance
- Online learning sites

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2008-02-28

Technology Workshop 2 For Instructors Tutors and Coordinators (2007)

This manual is intended for literacy instructors, tutors and coordinators. While it has been written for the participants of a computer and information technology workshop, this manual would also be useful to individuals wishing to learn on their own. The following topics are covered in this manual:

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2008-02-28

Technology Workshop 1 for Instructors Tutors and Coordinators (2007)

This manual is intended for literacy instructors, tutors and coordinators. It offers basic information on the following computer and information technology topics:

Exploring windows
Word processing
Internet as a research tool
Email management
Basic computer maintenance and security
Online learning sites

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2008-02-28

Literacy and Digital Technologies: Linkages and Outcomes (2005)

This paper investigates relationships between adult literacy skills and use of information and communications technologies (ICTs). The authors use data from the 2003 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey, which includes information for Canada, its provinces and territories, as well as five other countries thus allowing for international and inter-provincial comparisons.

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2008-02-27

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