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Real Life

  1. 1. Real Learning For Life
  2. 2. Focus of the Program Introduce computers and the basic skills necessary to improve employment readiness and enhance independence and training/education goals in a small class setting and One to One Programs.
  3. 3. Collection and Review of a Variety of Technology Material TECHNOLOGY AND THE LITERACY MATRIX POWERPOINT XP EXCEL XP WORD XP WINDOWS XP VISUALLY BASIC MS OFFICE XP WINDOWS FOR DUMMIES Lessons Designed by Instructors ALPHAPLUS
  4. 4. Developing Our Own Resource Material *M eet the needs/goals of our learners *Make it easier for our instructors to facilitate. *Meet the necessary requirements set out by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities
  5. 5. Real Learning Resource Package REAL LEARNING Basic Computer Operation Skills & Operating System Skills Word Processing Skills Presentation Skills Spreadsheet Skills Manual Windows XP Manual Word XP Manual PowerPoint XP Manual Excel XP Demonstrations Answer Key Demonstrations Answer Key Demonstrations Answer Key Demonstrations Answer Key
  6. 6. Development <ul><li>Manuals were developed </li></ul><ul><li>Manuals were reviewed by staff/volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Learner tested </li></ul><ul><li>Manuals revised </li></ul><ul><li>Tested by learner (repeated steps 4& 5 as necessary) </li></ul><ul><li>Development of demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>Tested by learners </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrations revised </li></ul>
  7. 7. Self-Management & Self-Direction <ul><li>Fosters an environment of self-management and self-direction </li></ul><ul><li>Learners will be able to work through the material on their own and at their own pace with guidance from their instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Learners see progressive improvement of their newly acquired skill very quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Learners at an IALS Level 1 may require more assistance working through their material </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits <ul><li>Learners: </li></ul><ul><li>of any age range and level of exposure to computer </li></ul><ul><li>interested in increasing their skill sets for the purpose of employment </li></ul><ul><li>interested in achieving and maintaining an increased level of independence </li></ul><ul><li>who have set goals of further training and education, (technology can be found in almost all educational pursuits) </li></ul><ul><li>by reducing the fears, frustrations and anxiety of learners who have expressed their interest in increasing their technological competencies </li></ul>
  9. 9. Benefits <ul><li>LBS Programs: </li></ul><ul><li>easy implementation of the materials into any program environment </li></ul><ul><li>excellent for programs with limited staff and resources </li></ul><ul><li>cost effective </li></ul><ul><li>adaptable for all streams and sectors </li></ul>
  10. 10. This PowerPoint Presentation was co-designed by Barb Forgeron Real Learning Program Graduate
  11. 11. Resource Package CD <ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Manuals for Windows XP, Word XP, Excel XP and PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrations (tests) to correspond with each manual </li></ul><ul><li>Answer Keys to correspond with each demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate template for each manual </li></ul><ul><li>Training plan template </li></ul><ul><li>Permission to photocopy all materials for learners in your agency (one location) </li></ul>
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