Elevating Training and Entrepreneurship Supports Through Technology (webinar recording)
In this Pathways to Prosperity webinar from the P2P 2022 National Conference presenters from ACCES Employment cover a series of approaches and tools that increase interactivity and outcomes in remote and hybrid service delivery models in their work.
Rapid Community Assessments with Refugee Newcomer Populations (webinar recording)
Hosted on July 27, 2023, this Switchboard training session on creating rapid community assessments (RCA) with refugees was delivered by Dr. Mary Bunn, PhD, LCSW; Ramsha Sohail, MPhil; and, Dr. Karin Wachter, PhD, MEd. RCAs help collect community insights and views on a certain issue and calculate the major needs of the target community. That means the approach is useful for technology, digital literacy, digital inclusion assessments as well.
Boosting Immigration in Small Canadian Communities Through Technology (video)
Kareem El-Assal, Director of Policy & Digital Strategy at CanadaVisa - Cohen Immigration Law, provides insights on how technology can boost immigration to smaller communities across Canada.
TESL Dialogue: Artificial Intelligence Chat and Us (webinar recording)
In this May 2023 TESL Ontario session, John Allan of the Avenue project provides an overview of the potential promise and limitations of AI tools in ESL work. I've also included more videos and articles John has shared about AI and ChatGPT specifically.
TESL Exchange: Using AI to Create Level-Adjusted Lessons from Anything Online (webinar recording)
In this TESL Exchange session from July 2023, Jonny Kalambay provides an overview of his site roshi.ai, which allows ESL instructors to create lesson material from videos or articles online with just a few clicks.
Settlement managers. Become an expert in evaluating your organization's hybrid service quality
You may have read what I’ve written about Wired: Evaluation Settlement Online (WESO) before. In this post I’m going to explain why you, a manager at an Immigrant and Refugee-serving organization, should learn about, take the WESO training, and implement the WESO toolkit.
Remote service delivery and the path forward - a 2021 IRCC presentation
In a session with an Immigrant and Refugee-serving organization yesterday I shared a couple of slides that I tend to share in many presentations. It's a summary of IRCC's priorities from December 2021. I realized that I've never shared the entire presentation, so here it is for you to access and review. With some of my thoughts, of course.
The countdown begins: decoding IRCC's national Call for Proposals and its implications for sector digital transformation
The next IRCC national call for proposals is coming. It might be later this year. It might be next year. Funding could roll out as soon as 2024. It might be in 2025. I'm starting to hear rumblings of sector consultations. This call for proposals is crucial. It will indicate how serious IRCC is about sector digital transformation and hybrid services. So what we can we learn from past consultations?
How do you know your transition to virtual service delivery is effective? The WESO toolkit can help.
In this post I'm providing some background information about how the evaluation toolkit was created and why you should connect with the WESO team soon to learn more about and implement it in your organization.