Lifelong learning

Unravelling the lifelong learning process for Canadian workers and adult learners acquiring higher skills (2013)

Journal of Research and Practice in Adult Literacy, Secondary and Basic Education, Vol.2 No.2, Summer 2013

This article describes a study that investigated aspects of formal, non-formal, and informal learning for workers and adult high school learners seeking literacy and essential skills.

Researchers gathered information from respondents in Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, using semi-structured interviews with instructors and learners to obtain qualitative data, and questionnaires to obtain quantitative data.

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2013-10-21

Life Literacy Radio – Episode 2: Literacy in the Digital Age – Interview with Michael Coteau, AlphaPlus and Susan Gillespie, adult learner [Audio 12:47] (2010)

Life Literacy Radio is an audio podcast launched by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 2010, and dedicated to literacy, education and lifelong learning.

This episode begins with a discussion of whether social media is good or bad for individual writing skills.

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2013-10-07

Aboriginal Literacy Symposium 2011: New Relationships, New Opportunities! (2012)

Symposium Report

This document outlines the proceedings of a two-day conference on Aboriginal literacy, held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in November 2011.

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2013-09-26

Study on the impact of mixed online training (synchronous and asynchronous) on the skills development of teachers in the workplace (2009)

Executive summary

This summary report presents the goals of a study designed to test an online model that provides a personalized mix of classroom instruction and distance learning to suit the characteristics of adult learners in the workplace.

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2013-09-16

Investing in Skills for Nova Scotia in the 21st Century (2009)

In this short document, the authors make the case for investing in lifelong learning in order to build a secure economic future in Nova Scotia.

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2013-09-16

Literacy at Work: An Employee Perspective [Video – 3:41] (2011)

The subject of this video is an adult learner at Okanagan College in British Columbia. He explains that while he does have the skills for various trades, he would really prefer to work on power lines, and that requires major upgrading.

He discusses the challenges of working and attending college, noting some required courses are not available during his off-hours.

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2013-09-06

Learning Technologies in the Workplace Award Winner 2002: SaskTel (2002)

SaskTel has launched a number of initiatives to help its employees make full use of the new technologies that shape its business.

SaskTel is Saskatchewan’s leading full-service telecommunications company, employing more than 4,000 people in more than 50 communities throughout the province.

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2013-09-06

National Adult Literacy Database Inc. – 2007 - 2008 Annual Report (2008)

This annual report offers a summary of the year’s highlights for the National Adult Literacy Database (NALD), along with information about the organization’s history, guiding principles, and activities.

The authors note that during the year, about 5 million users accessed NALD’s website services, where they viewed more than 13 million pages of information, and downloaded more than 6 million PDF files.

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2013-09-05

Case Study: Integrating Essential Skills for Success – FundyPros Specialty Construction (2011)

A New Brunswick construction company’s “School of Excellence” builds the leadership capacity of its supervisors by supporting them as they develop their essential skills.

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2013-09-05

Learning Technologies in the Workplace Award Winner 2002: Cisco Systems Canada Co. (2002)

Cisco Systems’ field e-learning connection is a unified framework that delivers training activities and communications to the company’s sales force quickly and effectively.

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2013-09-04

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