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Social Networking Sites & Adult Literacy Learning (2011)

This document is housed on the AlphaPlus server.

The authors have analysed information from articles, policy documents, web-based sources, and literacy learners and educators to decide if and how social networking sites such as Facebook can be used to facilitate adult literacy learning.

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2011-12-20

Raising Awareness of Essential Skills with Employers Who Hire Apprentices (2011)

Summary Report

In the spring of 2010, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) undertook a project to increase employer awareness of Essential Skills (ES) and to provide guidance for implementing ES upgrading within their organizations.

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2011-12-09

Financial Literacy Week: Event Toolkit (2011)

In the spring of 2011, ABC Life Literacy Canada and TD Bank Group announced that Financial Literacy Week would be marked from October 30 to November 5. It is a national awareness campaign designed to increase the knowledge and confidence level of all Canadians with regard to their financial literacy and numeracy skills.

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2011-12-02

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

Guide to Effective Technologies and Tools for Providing Online Staff Training (2011)

This guide is the result of a research project undertaken by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) to find out more about effective technologies used for providing staff development and training both within the Employment Ontario delivery network and within the broader education and training sector.

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2011-09-30

Identity theft (2009)

Prepared by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, this self-help guide focuses on the growing problem of identity theft.

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2011-04-12

The Truth About Nibbles: Teacher's Guide (2010)

This guide accompanies “The Truth About Nibbles,” a book about an Aboriginal girl named Karen, her classmates, and the title character, a hamster. The book is designed to be read aloud by an adult and a child together, with simpler text in larger print for the child to read and more complex text in smaller print for the adult to read.

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2011-02-15

Stretch Your Dollars: Budgeting Basics (2009)

This document was developed by Money Mentors, a not-for-profit credit counselling and money management organization based in Alberta.

Using clear language and examples, the authors provide information on establishing a budget, tracking expenses, and using credit effectively. They have included worksheets to help with budgeting; information about agencies that can help those in need; and tips for reducing expenses.

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2011-01-04

Essential Skills at Work in the North Study Guide - Volume 1 (2010)

This study guide, aimed at both adult educators and adult learners, offers learning activities for the stories from the online tool “Essential Skills at Work in the North.”

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2010-12-21

Understanding Essential Skills (2010)

This document offers a quick guide to the nine essential skills identified by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada as necessary for dealing with the demands of home, work and community life.

The authors list and explain each skill, and discuss their role in helping people acquire other skills. They also discuss how essential skills development differs from work skills training.

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2010-11-12

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