digital skills

Community-Based Learning Opportunities, Winner, 2005: Frontier College's Beat the Street Learning Centre (2005)

Frontier College’s Beat the Street learning centre helps at-risk and homeless youth in downtown Toronto by offering them the chance to acquire basic literacy skills, high school upgrading, and computer training in an accessible and non-threatening learning environment.

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2013-07-11

Creating Videos in the Classroom (2012)

This presentation is part of a series on making videos in the classroom. The authors point out that video production is engaging for learners, and easy to do.

They begin by explaining that video projects can fit into one of four categories: instructional; entertainment; documentary; and storytelling.

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2013-07-08

International e-learning strategies: Key findings relevant to the Canadian context (2006)

This study, prepared for the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), has two main purposes: to examine major international initiatives in the field of e-learning; and to suggest a possible framework for a Canadian e-learning strategy.

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2013-07-03

Digital Discoveries: Guide to Promising Practices in Online Learning for Adult Literacy Learners (2012)

This resource looks at various technologies that are used to deliver online learning, and provides examples of promising practices in the field.

The document is divided into four main sections. The first section focuses on instructional websites for adult learners, which includes instructional resources related to numeracy, communication skills, employment, general interest, and using the Internet.

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2013-06-11

NALD Library Webinar – presented by Lorette Melanson, May 8, 2013 [Video – 38:09] (2013)

This webinar, presented in May 2013, offers both an overview of the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD) library, and pointers for using it effectively.

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2013-06-06

Technology Planning Roadmap (2012)

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server, where it can be downloaded in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

This roadmap is designed to help adult literacy organizations make the best use of the technology they already have, and to plan for their future needs.

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2013-05-21

Making Videos in Your Classroom: A Great Way to Engage and Inspire Students (2012)

The authors of this guide explain that making videos is a good way to engage learners and teach new skills. They point out that students who dislike writing assignments may find it far more interesting to present their research in a digital format.

They outline the steps required to make a video; list the materials needed; and provide a number of suggested topics for videos.

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2013-04-26

Supporting task-based programming related to using digital technology: Developed for Literacy and Basic Skills practitioners in Ontario - Package 2 (2012)

Includes sample tasks for using digital technology for managing health, managing learning, and sharing and collaborating using digital technology

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server, where it can be downloaded in PDF format.

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2013-04-18

Case Study: Bayshore Home Health - Basic Skills Development (2012)

This document, one of a series of case studies prepared by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB), looks at how one branch of a national company helped home-support workers improve their computer skills in order to deal with changes in the workplace.

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2013-04-04

Essential Skills are Essential: Connecting the Workforce to Learning [Video – 1:39] (2010)

This colourful animated video offers examples of how Essential Skills are vital in the workplace. For example, oral communication is required to share ideas, ask for help, or make a presentation to a group.

The video was prepared by the Centre for Education and Work (CEW), a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba.

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2013-03-11

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