Based on research presented at the TESL Ontario Conference in November 2020, the authors examine here the challenges, innovations, solutions, and opportunities in education that have grown out of the sudden disruption and constraints due to COVID-19.
This report presents the background, procedures, main findings, and implications of the research project “Researching the Effects of Blended Learning in LINC” conducted by the LearnIT2Teach Project during September 2017 – June 2018. The purpose of the research project was to examine the effects of blended learning for learning and teaching in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada), the language and settlement program for immigrants funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
To better understand the opportunities and challenges of blended learning uptake in LINC programs, the LearnIT2teach project conducted two surveys of LINC administrators and instructors (2012 and 2016-17) focused on the implementation of learning technologies in LINC programs undertaken in Ontario and across Canada.
This is the evaluation report on the LearnIT2teach project to 31 March 2016. It reflects the experience of the project to March 2016, and the central role that evaluation plays in guiding development of the project’s products and assessing its impact on Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programs.