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Collaborative Delivery of Foundational Learning for Rural Learners

Impacts Central Alberta

RADF Investment: $3,229,280

Other Investment: $1,629,000

Total Investment: $4,858,280

Project Period: October 2011 - December 2013

Aboriginal Aboriginal
Education Education

T: 780.644.6740

E: cheryl.whitelaw@norquest.ca

This technology-supported, collaborative delivery model will increase access to quality learning for rural adult learners throughout NorQuest's stewardship region better preparing them for post-secondary education or employment opportunities in their communities. Four content streams targeted to rural learning needs will be offered, including pre-high school mathematics, language/essential skills, Aboriginal literacy and intercultural education. The content streams will pilot a more coordinated approach to recruiting, supporting and teaching adult learners, as well as optimizing the quality of instruction through customized regional support services and a curriculum managment system. Up to 12 communities will participate in the project. 

Expected Outcomes and Benefits

All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits:

  • A more focused, modularized approach to filling in gaps in knowledge and skills to help rural Alberta learners further their education and career goals more quickly
  • Improve access to learning opportunities for students and assist teachers and tutors to incorporate and use technology as an effective teaching and learning tool
  • Consistency in adult education content to support a more consistent approach to foundational learning by formal and informal learning providers across the province