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ERIC Number: EJ835406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Innovations in Literacy Learning: Reaching the Remote Northwestern Communities of Ontario
Eady, Michelle
College Quarterly, v9 n2 Spr 2006
The Sioux Hudson Literacy Council in partnership with AlphaPlus Centre in Toronto, Ontario and Confederation College, Sioux Lookout Campus, is making groundbreaking strides to reach adult learners who reside in remote, isolated communities of Northwestern Ontario. Generous funding from the National Literacy Secretariat in collaboration with AlphaPlus Centre, a Toronto-based adult literacy resource center, has made it possible for the Sioux Hudson Literacy Council to deliver "Good Learning Anywhere", a distance literacy education pilot project. Over the last three years the Sioux Hudson Literacy Council has been offering solutions for the literacy learner at a distance. The organizers have created a unique website with direct links to synchronous online classrooms and offer a solution to the growing number of First Nations learners who have had few opportunities to improve their literacy skills. Along their journey, they have discovered many challenges and issues surrounding the obtaining and retaining of both online learners and mentors in Northwestern Ontario. This article will share some insights, experiences and suggestions that have come from their progressive work to reach First Nations literacy learners in the remote, isolated communities of Ontario's North through a mode of distance delivery. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)