Refugee 613's Digital Messaging Summit - session recordings
In January 2021, Refugee 613 hosted the Digital Messaging Summit to share practical strategies and advice about managing digital messaging services by and for immigrants and refugees and build a network of people working in this area.
Your toolkit for preparing plain language summaries (webinar recording)
This webinar walk participants through Evidence for Democracy's toolkit for preparing plain language summaries. Presenters provide an overview of the process of writing in plain language, starting with factors to consider before you begin writing, to the nuts and bolts of writing.
How to foster access to digital education in Refugee settlement (webinar recording)
In June 2021, Techfugees Kenya received a donation of 40 computers by Endless OS Foundation to be distributed through our network of local partners in Kakuma Refugee Camp. The Live demo explained how the computers work and how to implement them onsite.
Exploring HyFlex and Blended Synchronous Program Delivery (webinar recording)
This July 22, 2021 webinar explored the terms HyFlex and Blended Synchronous and offered examples of three LINC providers’ trials, pros and cons and equipment used for the method. HyFlex stands for Hybrid Flexible and is being used as a term to describe simultaneous in-person and remote program service delivery, particularly for LINC classes.
A new frontier of scams - predatory tech and newcomers
What can our sector do to "lure people in" to provide the appearance that we're for all, that our services and information are not only authoritative, accurate, up to date, and useful, but also competitive with these slick predatory app developers and others?
Will AI-based translation be part of your automagic seamless digital service delivery?
Having responsive, automated FAQ-style information for common inquiries available 24/7 in different languages is clearly becoming more technically possible. I wonder how our sector will be able to harness (and be funded to harness, let's be honest) these potential innovations in a seamless newcomer settlement journey and service experience.
Helping newcomers overcome barriers to online learning & services
In this podcast episode, I’m chatting with Whitney Loewen the manager of E learning and special projects at The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) in Calgary. I reached out to Whitney after discovering their Newcomer Introduction to Classes Online project, or NICO.
Verifying information in an age of misinformation & disinformation (webinar recordings)
There are many great workshops and webinars about misinformation and disinformation. Here are a few that tie together nicely.
Five Good Ideas for demystifying digital transformation (webinar recording)
In this Maytree Five Good Ideas session, Marina Glogovac, President & CEO of CanadaHelps, shares insights on digital transformation. With a career spanning nearly three decades in technology and media (including working in the magazine industry during the shift to the internet), she knows the challenges that come from forced disruptions. In this session, Marina helps viewers understand what digital transformation actually means, and how to think about and approach this seemingly overwhelming task.
Digital Skills for a Global Workforce (webinar recording)
In this webinar, part of a monthly ICT4D webinar series, organizations shared their insights from the past year on developing and implementing digital skill frameworks and standards for colleagues or partners. And the diverse speaker panel discussed lessons learned and barriers of virtual learning and potential of collaborations.