The Centre for Literacy, Canada will offer a series of webinars on the topic of Blended learning and digital environments: Innovative practices in workplace and community settings across countries and developed in cooperation with the European Basic Skills Network (ESBN) to lay the groundwork for The 2015 Summer Institute, Canada 7th, 14th, and 21st of May, 2015.
Regardless of whether you plan to attend the Summer Institute, 3 webinars will interest anyone who wants to explore the opportunities and challenges that new technologies offer to reach low-skilled learners at work or in their own communities, and to train providers who may be fearful or hesitant to use technology.
Two webinars in English and one in French will present models of innovative practice from Canada, the US, Ireland and France that demonstrate the possibilities of blending the best of adult learning practices with technologies.
There will be lots of time for questions and interaction. Please join for some or all of the sessions. Register here
1. English Under the Arches: Innovative Workplace Training by McDonald's USA (May 7, in English)
English under the Arches (EUA), an evidence-based ESL blended learning program inaugurated in 2007 for McDonald’s restaurant employees in the United States that has engaged thousands of employees.
2. Blended Learning with Technology: Innovative International Examples (May 14, in English)
-A Canadian example; Matthias Sturm, Senior e-Learning and Research Consultant, AlphaPlus
-Engaging Learners in Ireland; John Stewart, National Adult Literacy Coordinator, National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA)
3. Formation hybride et à distance : innovations francophones (May 21, in French)
-Le Franco-Ontario; Michel Robillard, Directeur général, la Coalition ontarienne de formation des adultes (COFA)
-Le Québec; Sharon Hackett, Coordonnatrice des ressources documentaires, le Centre de documentation sur l'éducation des adultes et la condition féminine (CDÉACF)
-La France; Elie Maroun, Chargé de mission national, l’Agence nationale de lutte contre l’illettrisme (ANLCI), France
More detailed descriptions of the webinars can be found on the Centre's website here