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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

What's on the Web? Sorting Strands of the World Wide Web for Educators (2005)

Originally published in 1995, this article was revised most recently in 2005, and appears here for archival purposes.

The author wrote the article as a starting point for teachers who want to integrate the Internet into their curricula, offering them a means to classify and define useful aspects of the online world. He sets out a variety of types of applications available, and provides examples of each.

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2013-03-28

Toolkit of Training Resources for Small- and Medium-sized Businesses (2013)

A supplement to the report on the symposium, Closing the Skills Gap: Mapping a Path for Small Business, hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 14, 2012 in Toronto

This toolkit was created to highlight various training resources available to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada. It grew out of a one-day forum organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and held in Toronto, Ontario, in November 2012, to bring together stakeholders from small businesses, industry and sector associations, and the learning and training communities.

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2013-03-18

Spending Plan [Video 2:36] (2010)

This video tutorial is part of a series prepared for Credit Education Week Canada (CEWC), held annually to promote sound personal money management.

In this video, the focus is on developing a spending plan. The host suggests that viewers try tracking every dollar they spend for a month. To make the task easier, they can download a monthly budget tracker from the CEWC’s website: http://www.cewc.ca.

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2013-02-13

Essential Skills at Work in the North Study Guide - Volume 2 (2012)

Designed for both adult educators and adult learners, this study guide offers learning activities to accompany the stories from the online tool “Essential Skills at Work in the North,” which can be found on the NWT Literacy Council’s website at http://www.nwt.literacy.ca.

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2013-02-06

Building Success for Immigrants with Essential Skills: Knowledge Sharing Webinar (2012)

This presentation shows the highlights of a webinar hosted in March 2012 by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to discuss the importance of Essential Skills for immigrants in today’s knowledge-based economy.

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2013-01-03

Marketing and Promoting Literacy With Webinars (2012)

The word webinar can be used to refer to all kinds of online training and virtual presentations, says the author of this document. Using webinar technology in the non-profit and educational sectors is beneficial for staff, volunteers, and community stakeholders.

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2012-11-15

How to Use Google Forms: A Step-by-Step Guide (2012)

Google forms are a free online tool that can be used on websites, via e-mail, and in webinars for registration and evaluation forms, and many other purposes.

Here, the author provides step-by-step instructions for using Google forms, starting with setting up a Google account. Users are guided through the process of designing a form; choosing a theme; checking out the finished form; sharing the form; and viewing the responses.

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2012-11-05

Adult Learners and Digital Media: Exploring the usage of digital media with adult literacy learners (2012)

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server.

This research report is based on a small-scale study undertaken to explore the attitudes and experiences of adult Canadians who are non-users or limited users of digital media and information and communication technologies (ICTs).

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2012-10-31

Skype for Literacy and Language Learning: “How To” Tips and Best Practices for Teachers (2012)

Skype is a communication tool that allows users to make audio and video calls over the Internet. The author of this document describes Skype as an excellent tool for teaching languages, as it incorporates high levels of verbal interaction between users or, in this case, between teachers and students.

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2012-10-26

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