Tech Tuesday: Literacy blogs from BC

Tech Tuesday: Literacy blogs from BC

Tech Tuesday: Literacy blogs from BC

Date posted: March 18, 2014

A blog is a personal website or web page on which a person records thoughts, opinions, and links to other web resources on a regular basis.

There are a number of adult literacy blogs to follow. Here’s a sample of a few made in BC blogs. Their variety shows the breadth and depth of adult literacy work in this province.

Adult Literacy and Digital Inequalities, a new blog by Suzanne Smythe in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, shares themes and issues emerging from a research project about digital inclusion in Canada. This research project studies adults’ digital learning experiences in community settings and is particularly concerned with access to digital tools and digital inequalities.

Another new blog is Dee McRae’s NW Literacy Lens. Dee is the Regional Literacy Coordinator for Northwest Community College, a region that stretches from Houston to Haida Gwaii. In this blog she looks at the region through a literacy lens, low literacy, struggles with literacy, and dealing with technological literacy. The current theme is Living with the Cycle of Boom and Bust.

Working in Adult Literacy by Kate Nonesuch is for teachers of adult literacy, numeracy, ABE, GED prep and ESOL. In this blog, Kate shares her thoughts about and experience in teaching and adult learning. Here’s what she has to say:

I’ve been working in adult literacy and numeracy for more than twenty-five years, most of that time at Vancouver Island University. Although I am no longer in the classroom, my goal is to share everything I know about teaching before I retire.

And, if you follow her blog, you’ll find that she has a lot to share.

Do you write or follow a BC literacy blog that you’d like to share? Let us know by emailing library@decoda.ca

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