Kevin O'Brien

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What is the Digital Divide and what does it mean for our learners?

The lack of learner access to the Internet and information technology has long been a concern to professionals in the settlement language training sector. The opportunity for newcomers to engage with information technology is essential to successful adaptation to life in Canada in 2020. Now the suspension of face-to-face classes and the need to support …

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How to Enable an E-portfolio Solution in EduLINC

Paul Carter

Our lead mentor in BC, Paul Carter, delivered an expert webinar on Zoom on Tuesday to describe how to create e-portfolios for each learner in your EduLINC Moodle courses. If you weren’t able to attend or want to refresh your memory, Paul guides you through the process step-by-step and makes it look pretty easy: Here …

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Getting Up and Running on EduLINC during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This new resource, Getting Up and Running on EduLINC during the COVID-19 Pandemic, supports teachers who want to adapt the EduLINC courseware to 100% online delivery during the current pandemic. It is suitable for both teachers who have and haven’t used the EduLINC courseware before. It includes: background information to EduLINC and the courseware advice …

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LearnIT2Teach and COVID-19 Tips

Lesson Plans and Learning English with Modern Technology Survey

We invite LINC instructors to use our NEW lesson plans about the use of technology for learning. The in-class activities included in the lesson plans and the online survey were developed to support LINC instructors’ use of Blended Learning in their teaching and foster an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for integration of learning …

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Administrator and Instructor Survey

Lesson Plans and Learning English with Modern Technology Survey — Click Here! LINC administrators and instructors are invited to participate in our 2020 LearnIT2teach LINC Administrator and Instructor Survey. The survey responses will help to inform the LearnIT2Teach project to provide quality resources and services for LINC. This is the third time we are asking …

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New Part 1 Learning Technology Leadership Group Begins Course Monday, January 6, 2020

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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What Are the Effects of LINC Blended Learning?

What are the effects of LINC Blended Learning on learners, teachers and programs? Are there benefits or drawbacks? In September 2017 LearnIT2teach evaluators Jill Cummings, Matthias Sturm and Augusta Avram set out to gather evidence from field research at the LINC program in the Lower Mainland of B.C. Three teachers, 45 learners, the program manager …

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Edulinc Teacher Showcase

Are you using Edulinc to teach a blended LINC class? Do you use Edulinc to support PBLA? Would you like to show other LINC instructors how Edulinc helps your teaching? Are you interested in sharing you enthusiasm for Edulinc at either the 2019 ATESL or TESL Ontario annual conferences? Would you like financial support to …

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TESL Ontario Webinar: Learning Tech Innovation in the Adult Settlement Language Training Sector

When: Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Presenter: Rob McBride Where: TESL Ontario Group on Tutela Webinar Description: Online learning technology represents an opportunity and a challenge for adult ESL and LINC professionals. Learners want the language gains and flexibility that blended or online learning provides, and they need orientation to …

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