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Technology trends that could change adult literacy education

In his blog, Adult Literacy Education, David J. Rosen identifies 10 technology trends that could transform adult basic education. They are: Blended Learning, Flipped Learning Pure Distance Learning Mobile Learning (mlearning) Online Curricula aligned with College and Career Ready (CCR) Standards Computer-based Assessment Digital literacy assessment and instruction Online Professional Development Intelligent Tutoring Online Simulations/Games… Read more

Cardboard and creativity

The story of Caine’s arcade shows what amazing things can happen when you allow children the time and space to explore, learn on their own and share their creations. Here’s what cardboard and creativity can do. This video was created in 2012. The Global Cardboard Challenge continues. For details on this year’s challenge, click here.

The power of empathy

Check out this entertaining animated short form about empathy from the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in England. Can empathy be related to people with lower literacy rates?

10 most important work skills in 2020

Today, we’ve posted an infographic of what The Atlantic thinks will be the 10 most important work skills for career success when we reach 2020, based on present drivers of change.

Connected, but alone?

Does technology affect our relationships? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

Join our Team Trivia Challenge Fundraiser!

Are you a trivia buff? Do you like to dress up? How about meeting new people and having fun? Then tell some friends and sign up for our Team Trivia Challenge in Vancouver on September 28, 2014 – make your answers count! Proceeds support literacy programs for children, families, youth, adults and seniors. Join here!

Differentiated teaching

How can teachers divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively teach students with various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests? Differentiation is one approach.

Booklets for First Nations and Métis parents in BC

A series of booklets developed by the National Collaborating Centre on Aboriginal Health and BC First Nations Health Authority shares important parenting information, strategies, tips and other resources that will help parents raise healthy, secure, confident and resilient children. These practical resources all provide steps that parents can take with children at different developmental stages… Read more

Literacy snapshots

Sandi Loschnig from Bow Valley College shares new stories of three programs serving non-traditional adult learners. Read these latest Stories from the Field here.

NASA specialist – not what you think

Here’s a job you may not have imagined. George Aldrich is NASA’s professional nose, sniffing things that Americans might send into space. He’s part of the process of deciding what is included in a space mission.