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Reflections on digital skills assessment: What it means to keep learners at the centre of digital skills work

Author – Monica Leong, Digital Divide Project consultant In our first post of this series, we reflected on what it means for programs and practitioners to embrace digital skills as foundational learning.  Embracing digital skills as foundational learning is a guiding principle that has emerged in our work. It recognizes the fertile… Read More »Reflections on digital skills assessment: What it means to keep learners at the centre of digital skills work

Reflections on a monumental transition: What we have learned through embracing digital skills as foundational learning

Author – Monica Leong, Digital Divide Project consultant Do you remember the monumental shift that came about with the global health pandemic in the (long ago) spring of 2020? Everything turned upside down overnight.  A world that had long thought of digital skills, adequate hardware and reliable internet as ‘nice… Read More »Reflections on a monumental transition: What we have learned through embracing digital skills as foundational learning

The link between literacy and poverty: Can education help to eliminate poverty?

Written and posted by ABC Life Literacy Canada on June 15, 2023 ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning. There’s no denying the direct link between poverty and literacy. This 2022 report found that roughly one in five school-aged children worldwide (about 262… Read More »The link between literacy and poverty: Can education help to eliminate poverty?

  Sihtoskâtowin ᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᐃᐧᐣ Circle –  The First Peoples Principles of Learning

The First Peoples Principles of Learning were put together by Indigenous Elders, scholars and knowledge keepers to guide the development of the curriculum and teaching of the English First Peoples course created by the BC Ministry of Education and First Nations Education Steering Committee in 2006/2007. They represent an attempt… Read More »  Sihtoskâtowin ᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᐃᐧᐣ Circle –  The First Peoples Principles of Learning

Tips From the Field

In Support of Frontline Staff Delivering In-Person or Blended Programs This Fall It has been two years since Covid restrictions required us to switch to online program delivery. Terms like “meeting learners where they are at” and “learner-driven delivery” took on a whole new meaning. Frontline program staff learned to deliver… Read More »Tips From the Field

Defining our terms

Calgary Learns supports foundational learning opportunities for adults – that is our core work.  We are often asked to define our terms. Questions like ‘what’s the difference between literacy and foundational learning?’. The definition of terms we use were drawn from research and resources that inform adult learning principles and… Read More »Defining our terms