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Shopping Safely Online - Lesson Plan (2012)

This document, updated in 2012, provides the outline for a three-hour lesson about shopping safely online. The learning objectives include exploring online shopping and identifying safe online shopping practices.

The lesson plan includes a detailed description of specific learning tasks; an estimate of the time required for each task; and a list of necessary resources.

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2012-08-13

Mixed Messages: How to choose among conflicting information to support healthy development in young children (2008)

Lessons in Learning – May 29, 2008

Today’s parents are faced with a bewildering amount of information on how to promote the health of their young children. Often, the messages they receive are contradictory, the authors of this paper point out. For instance, messages about safety may conflict with advice on promoting vigorous outdoor activity.

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2012-07-27

E-Learning to support health literacy, health promotion and disease management in community settings (2009)

This document describes a project carried out to examine the use of web-based health information sites.

The project involved three diverse sites and groups, including patients and health-care professionals from a family health team and clinic in a large urban centre; community members from a social support agency in an urban centre; and community members and health providers from First Nations communities in Northern Ontario.

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2012-06-11

Learning on the edge: Connecting people and l(e)arning in the everyday to policy and practice possibilities (2006)

In this paper, the author explores how self-employed contractors and consultants can and do participate in informal learning.

Specifically, the author focuses on whether these workers use web-based technology to tap into online communities with similar interests. Such communities may be particularly valuable for self-employed workers, who often find formal training neither accessible nor feasible.

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2012-05-15

Adult Learning: From Theory to Practice (2012)

This resource was revised in 2012, but was originally published in 2002. It is an online course intended for tutors in the Canadian adult literacy community. It can be used by individuals in a self-paced format, or by groups, either online or offline.

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2012-03-01

Intro to Podcast Series - Interview with Sylvie Morissette - Manager, OLES [Audio - 2:25] (2011)

This brief audio file introduces a series of podcasts developed by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

In this segment, the manager of the Essential Skills profiles group in OLES explains that podcasts give the listener the option of choosing which segments they want to hear, an important consideration when time is short.

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2012-02-27

Accredited Online Colleges on the Rise (2012)

In this paper, the author suggests that distance learning is not only here to stay, but will have an unprecedented impact on the educational systems currently in place.

The promise of online learning is that it will one day deliver personalized content to every student, tailored to each individual’s learning style and presented at a pace determined by the individual’s ability and availability.

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2012-01-27

Essential Skills for Internet Use (N.D.)

This manual, prepared for an adult literacy and employment preparation program, is designed to help learners develop the skills they need to use the Internet effectively. While it is intended to be an independent, self-guided handbook, it can also be used in a classroom setting.

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2011-11-22

Blogging in the Classroom (2011)

A Great Way to Engage and Inspire Learners

The authors begin by explaining what a blog is and why it can be a good learning tool, then go on to describe several types of blogs that are particularly relevant in a classroom setting.

The authors explain that blogging can benefit learners by helping them develop their writing ability, gain multimedia skills, and build an online community.

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2011-10-18

International Literacy Day: Social Media Guide (2011)

The Ontario Literacy Coalition, ABC Life Literacy Canada, and Frontier College joined forces to prepare this guide to using social media to promote International Literacy Day, celebrated every year on September 8. For 2011, the partner organizations chose to focus on the importance of literacy and essential skills for everyone, everywhere.

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2011-08-26

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