Guest Post: The Butterfly Effect – K-12 OER and Open Learning

Communications Staff | April 11, 2017

I was asked to work with Dr Connie Blomgren as a subject matter expert (SME) for the ABOER grant, Multiplying Open Educational Resources (OER) Impact: Building In-service Teacher OER Capacity for Graduate Credit. The goal of the project was to create digital content in the form of podcasts and videos to support Athabasca University’s BOLT […]

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Redefining Text and Looking Beyond Books

Shelley Grey-Sortland | March 22, 2017

ADLC teachers’ stories provide a great window to all the experience and collective skills that ADLC has to offer its students. Read more from Shelley Grey-Sortland. I have a poster on the wall by my desk. It reads, “There’s no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading, and kids […]

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ADLC Yearbook 2015/16

Communications Staff | March 17, 2017

We’ve spent the last year collecting stories from a few of the 44,000+ students served by ADLC in the 2015/16 school year. Through the Fort McMurray fire, the transition from D2L to Moodle, pilot projects, and more, students from across the province—plus teachers, partners, parents, and principals—fit ADLC into their lives. Learn how in the […]

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Guest Post: A Walk in the Clouds (A Teacher’s Perspective on Cloud Computing)

Shelley Grey-Sortland | February 23, 2017

This article was re-posted in collaboration with Athabasca University Centre for Distance Education’s BOLT Multi-Authored Blog, a blog dedicated to professional learning for K-12 educators interested in Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT). Head in the Clouds Cloud computing is one of the emerging education technologies that is impacting teachers and learners, inside and outside […]

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Guest Post: Using OER for Project-Based Learning

Communications Staff | February 1, 2017

This article was re-posted in collaboration with Athabasca University Centre for Distance Education’s BOLT Multi-Authored Blog, a blog dedicated to professional learning for K-12 educators interested in Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT). Today, educators are constantly told that they need to employ teaching strategies that are more engaging and applicable to their students’ lives […]

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Guest Post: OER and Canadian Copyright: Essential Facts

Communications Staff | January 31, 2017

This article was re-posted in collaboration with Athabasca University Centre for Distance Education’s BOLT Multi-Authored Blog, a blog dedicated to professional learning for K-12 educators interested in Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT). As the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairholder in Open Educational Resources,  I have been involved with Open Educational Resources for many years and […]

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Guest Post: Skype: Free and Still Fine

Communications Staff | January 19, 2017

This article was re-posted in collaboration with Athabasca University Centre for Distance Education’s BOLT Multi-Authored Blog, a blog dedicated to professional learning for K-12 educators interested in Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT). Teachers Review Technology in Education | By Shelley Grey-Sortland (BOLT student) Description of Skype  Skype is a free VoIP (Voice over Internet […]

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Guest Blog: Coding and Computational Thinking In Schools

Communications Staff | January 13, 2017

This article was reposted in collaboration with Athabasca University Centre for Distance Education’s BOLT Multi-Authored Blog, a blog dedicated to professional learning for K-12 educators interested in Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT). by Steven Montgomery (BOLT Student and Alberta Teacher) Coding or computer programming in schools is becoming a big push in schools around […]

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Bake Up a Batch of Robots?

Lucas Warren | March 9, 2015

How many cookies does it take build a robot? Stumped? Better give ADLC students Kadin Morritt and Rhys Racine a call. What began as a summer robotics course for the 12-year olds, quickly turned into a lesson in fundraising, teamwork, and competition. To start, the boys had to buy a robotics kit. Beginner kits cost […]

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Getting Ready for 2015

Lucas Warren | December 14, 2014

Whatever comes our way this year, our staff and teachers are ready! Here’s to an amazing 2014 and even better 2015 from all of us at ADLC.

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