Authors: NWT Literacy Council
Collection: Research Materials
Family and community literacy providers in the Northwest Territories face particular challenges when it comes to ongoing training and support, as their geographic isolation makes face-to-face training very costly.
The goal of this 14-month project was to examine the feasibility of creating an online learning environment using new technologies. The objectives included researching and identifying effective practices for online learning for family and community literacy providers, with particular emphasis on Aboriginal literacy providers; identifying needs for online learning, as well as barriers to it; and developing a plan to move forward in delivering distance learning and support in the NWT.
The project report includes a description of the research methodology used; a literature review; descriptions of models from other jurisdictions that could be adopted or adapted; and an analysis of the NWT literacy services gap.