Kevin O'Brien

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New Project Evaluation Report Analyzes LINC Blended Learning Impact on Programs

Based on research and evaluation since project inception in 2010, this report summarizes results from two surveys of the implementation of learning technologies in LINC programs in Ontario and across Canada. There are plentiful examples across Canada of successful uptake by individual teachers and in some cases, entire programs. Surveys completed by training participants indicate …

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New Administrators Manual!

Language Learning Leadership Guide The project is pleased to offer managers and lead teachers in the IRCC-funded language training sector a new version of our leadership guide.  Where previous versions (2012 and 2014) were print and PDF based, the Moodle 3 edition is an online resource on the project portal.     The new guide …

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New Report available!

New Report available.  — Learning Technology Innovation Leadership: Course Evaluation & Lessons for the Settlement Training Sector. Check our Publications page here to view and download the report.

New Part 1 Learning Technology Leadership Group Begins Course April 1, 2019

Six-week course is online and mentored If you are a professional in an IRCC program looking to lead innovation in a LINC or ELT program, we have two-part Moodle-based online training to offer. Each part has six weekly units and the time demand is 1.5 – 2 hours per unit. The course content includes readings, …

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“An Adult Settlement Blended Language Training: Selected Annotated Bibliography.”

Tutela Online Resource: An Adult Settlement Blended Language Training: Selected Annotated Bibliography.” What are the pros and cons of blended learning? Are there practical ways to introduce technology to the classroom? What impact can Web 2.0 have on the language classroom? TESL professionals looking for research on blended language instruction in settlement programs have a …

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LearnIT2teach Project Update

LearnIT2Teach Presentation

TVLT is pleased to announce a new contribution agreement with IRCC for fiscal years 2017 – 2020. This agreement will allow the LearnIT2teach Project to continue to provide Edulinc blended learning courseware for LINC classes across Canada, and continue to train teachers to use the courseware to create blended learning classes. The project team will also …

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Update on LearnIT2teach Training and Mentoring

In the early days of the project, nearly all face-to-face training events required our small team of trainers to travel, sometimes long distances, to deliver training events. The project now has a trainer network encompassing seven provinces and comprising 14 trainers, allowing us to minimize travel and maximize our training resources. These trainers not only provide face …

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LearnIT2teach launches Blended Settlement Language Training Online Searchable Database

What are the pros and cons of blended learning? Are there practical ways to introduce technology to the classroom? What potential do teachers see  in technology tools and why is this important? TESL professionals looking for research on blended language instruction in settlement programs have a convenient new place to start; The LearnIT2teach Project has just …

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LearnIT2teach Upgrades Edulinc Courses to Latest Moodle Version

Like any successful information technology product, Moodle is constantly working to improve. We are happy to announce the project has now migrated all edulinc.org courses to this latest version of our learning management system of choice. LearnIT2teach has produced two videos to help you and your learners navigate and take advantage of the major and …

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Free Training and Online Courseware

If you are working in an IRCC-funded language training program and you are interested in any of the four stages of teacher training, or the innovation leadership courses we offer to managers and lead teachers, please be in touch with our project Events Coordinator, Mavis Spencer at admin@learnit2teach.ca Once an instructor has completed the Pre-Stage …

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