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NIACE takes international prize for contributions to digital learning

NIACE has won first prize in the 2010 UNESCO King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education.
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Sign Up Now, a UK outreach initiative from NIACE, encourages all adults to take up learning during 2011, which is also the European Year of Volunteering.
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Ontario hit hard by cuts to immigrant settlement centres

Groups that help immigrants settle in Ontario will receive less money simply because fewer newcomers are moving to the province, Citizenship Minister Jason Kenney says.
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N.B. Public Library Service now offers downloadable audiobooks, eBooks

FREDERICTON (CNB) – Library card holders can now check out and download audiobooks and eBooks anytime, anywhere by visiting the New Brunswick Public Library Service website.
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Province releases 2010 Saskatchewan Education Indicators Report

This report is released annually to provide information to parents, teachers, schools and school divisions on student learning and achievement in the province.
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My Travels with Charles

Tom Sticht, international consultant in adult education, writes about his memories of Canada and the time he spent travelling with Charles Ramsey, NALD’s former executive director.
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Family literacy activities for the holidays

Learning can take place during a variety of family activities. This material, adapted by the NWT Literacy Council, originates with the Reading and Parents Program developed by Kingston Literacy.
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Money-wise: The growing importance of financial literacy in Canada

Increasingly Canadians are faced with a complex array of financial decisions to make in their everyday lives, from choosing a mortgage and retirement planning to managing consumer debt and funding for post-secondary education.
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Eight ways technology is helping to improve education

Don Knezek, the CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, compares education without technology to the medical profession without technology.
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Ten New Year’s resolutions for online students

Start 2011 off right by resolving to succeed in your studies. These 10 suggestions can help.
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The first few days after birth is an important time, where babies learn to recognize the sound of their parents’ voice and the parents in turn bond with their children.
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Play for Literacy: ABC’s online activity book coming soon

Family Literacy Day activity book available free online thanks to support from HSBC Bank Canada.
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The Canadian Review of Social Policy is calling for contributions to a special issue entitled How the Social Economy Supports, Challenges and Innovates Canadian Social Policy, to be published in 2011.
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Would you like an opportunity to become part of the Research-in-Practice (RiP) movement in Saskatchewan? Training is available in January of 2011.
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Improving the quality of life for Nova Scotians by increasing literacy and essential skills is the goal of the proposed Adult Learning Act tabled in the House of Assembly on December 2, 2010.
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Teaching Toolbox video series now online

The Teaching Toolbox is a video series which was produced by Literacy Nova Scotia for the Nova Scotia Practitioner Training and Certification Program. Each video highlights or demonstrates a practical teaching technique that can be used with adult learners.
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The Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador Learn Line referral service is open seven hours a day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
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The Canadian government recognizes nine essential skills that are used in nearly every occupation and throughout daily life in different ways. Literacy BC has amusing skill-boosting activities you could try during the month of December.
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Do you admire someone who excels as an adult learner or adult educator? Consider this opportunity to honour that hardworking and enthusiastic person. Nominate him or her for a Life Of Learning Award (LOLA)!
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In a survey conducted in early November by Harris/Decima on behalf of Canada Post, eight out of 10 Canadians expressed a strong preference for receiving a holiday card in the mail.
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Imagine WikiLeaks just cracked open your e-mail inbox. What would those exchanges reveal about you and your business relationships? Quite a lot, it seems.
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Nine communities from across Saskatchewan will share in $385,000 in funding under the SaskSmart Innovations Fund to support the implementation of their community literacy plans.
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Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada

Statistics Canada has released a new issue of its free, online publication Education Matters: Insights on Education, Learning and Training in Canada. The issue contains an article on ‘trade qualifiers’ in the skilled trades and another on trends in age composition in post-secondary education.
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Three CRC renewals for OISE faculty members

“These renewals will strengthen OISE’s capacity for leading-edge research, create opportunities for OISE students and faculty, enhance our profile as a world leader in research, and increase our potential to impact people’s lives in and through education,” says OISE Professor and Dean Julia O’Sullivan.
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This position includes running a busy office, as well as assisting with the management of the 2012 Pan Northern Gathering.
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This position includes running a busy office, as well as assisting with the management of the 2012 Pan Northern Gathering. Deadline: December 17, 2010
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WINDSOR, ON, Dec. 10 /CNW/ - Computers for Kids and New Canadians' Centre of Excellence Inc. are partnering to improve education levels and reduce poverty levels of at-risk youth within their community.
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ABC Life Literacy Canada is looking to turn Canada orange in support of Family Literacy Day as a new interactive, events-tracking map is unveiled online at FamilyLiteracyDay.ca.
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"People who are making the switch to eReading and building their lifetime libraries want an innovative social experience to go with it," says Mike Serbinis, Kobo CEO.
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FREDERICTON (CNB) – The provincial government is establishing a ministerial advisory committee on positive learning environments as a first step in creating a united stand against bullying.
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