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Innovation Lab - Preparations and planning for post-COVID programming - Shared screen with speaker view
Rebecca Still
My video is working without having to allow it.
Rebecca Still
But no video of participants - It's in webinar mode
Monica Leong
Great to hear of the supportive leadership team on your board, Christine - high level support for the idea of trying new things in new ways is so crucial to successfully pivoting and meeting learners' needs
Monica Leong
Strategies to support engagement online like using breakout sessions to develop community and rethinking the challenge of learners' cameras being off, sounds very familiar to what we have also seen in the Digital Divide Project in Alberta. We collected wise strategies from our adult foundational learning practitioners across the province here and have recently released a Practitioner Tool that is full of Wise Strategies and Guiding Principles for supporting online delivery of programming. And I've heard so many of the same wise strategies here today. Check out https://calgarylearns.com/wp-content/uploads/Digital-Divide-Practitioner-Tool.pdf and our website https://calgarylearns.com/digital-divide/
Ellie Tamura
Thanks for sharing this resource Monica! Happy to include it in the follow-up email for everyone to access
Ellie Tamura
Excellent! Feel free to send me your resources at etamura@abclifeliteracy.ca.
Mark Affue
What are the panelist thoughts on bringing virtual tech to the classroom? I sense that Metaverse (Facebook) will be the primary platform.
Mark Affue
to be more accurate I meant Virtual Reality
Monica Leong
One of the Guiding Principles that emerged from our research and work with practitioners in Alberta is that digital literacy is no longer an option in foundational learning programming. Once face-to-face programming returns more broadly, teaching digital literacy skills will STILL need to be an essential element in meeting learners' needs. Can the panelists speak to integrating digital skills training in f2f programming?
Mark Affue
Virtual Reality for elements of oral communications
Greer (she/her) ABC Life Literacy
If you need to leave no worries! If you’re able to stay feel free to share your questions
Mark Affue
i have been researching it....
Greer (she/her) ABC Life Literacy
Thank you for joining us and we will follow up with resources via email!
Mark Affue
The current barrier is that the current tech is not in a online colloaborative environment
Corrie Rhyasen Erdman
Learning online presents so many opportunities for learners in rural communities. I wonder what advice the panel has for walking learners into the online space when they are intimidated about digital learning
Mark Affue
Mostly offline modes.
Mark Affue
But if all the developers jump onto Metaverse. This is where we will see the development of vr for learning.
Mark Affue
They are also aware of the privacy issues. They are providing commercial devices...
Mark Affue
We are currently testing the hybrid model at the Toronto Centre of Learning & Development. My contact is mark.affue@tccld.org
Monica Leong
Clarifying my question - whether or not the learners are accessing the programs online, they NEED online digital literacy skills to participate fully in society now that so many programs and services have transitioned to an online delivery model.
Mark Affue
The key to online delivery model of digital literacy skills is to invest in a cloud platform that allows "virtual labs". Lab work cannot be done efficiently in a Zoom/BBB video conference. Zoom/BBB/Team/etc should be treated strictly for lectures....
Monica Leong
Great to hear that, Jan. Thank you.
Monica Leong
Thank you everyone for sharing your great work!
Mark Affue
if you want more info about "virtual lab" platforms email me at mark.affue@tccld.org
Niamh Devaney
Thank you very much everyone. Very interesting and helpful! Niamh at Literacy Quebec
Chinelo Odiakosa-Mmakwe
Thank you
Claudia Cardenas-Aranda
Thank you!
Donna Gibson
thank you!
Corrie Rhyasen Erdman
Thanks ABC Life Literacy and Jan, Cloyce and Christine.