Since the recent COVID-19 epidemic, educators, parents, and students have been forced to re-examine at-home learning. And while it’s still too early to say for sure, it looks like in a lot of locations around the world, at-home learning is going to account for at least half of a student’s education, at least for the short term. With that in mind, our upcoming e-bulletins will put extra emphasis on learning strategies that can be used at-home.
Kathleen is a full time student at the Vernon campus of Okanagan College.
Nerve damage in her neck due to a car accident and a workplace overuse injury make it hard for her to study for long periods of time.
Deanna had a job offer to think about. An employment counsellor based in Port Alberni, she was on medical leave when she was offered a new position by her employer.
A public sector employee based in Prince George, David spends many hours each day poring over data. His work also involves discussing that data, communicating face-to-face, over the phone, and over Skype.
Having a “profound hearing impairment since birth,” that can be quite difficult for David.
Since receiving support from the WorkBC Assistive Technology Services program, Rhiannon’s life has changed a lot.
“I have money in my savings account for the first time in five years, I have more money for healthcare treatments, and am able to pay student loans without struggling every month,” she explains.
Note-taking has evolved greatly over the years, and while it all originally started with pen and paper, the latest in note-taking technology does not stray too far from that format. Because of the digital revolution, technology has become smaller and easier to use, so now, digitizing notes does not have to mean sitting in front of a PC screen, typing on a keyboard. In today’s digital environment, note-taking can be both efficient and digital, and the fundamentals of quickly jotting down a note can now be replicated via tablet or smartphone.
In recent years, online learning platforms have grown and improved dramatically. Course content is now typically being presented in line with Universal Design for Learning principles, and the platforms are typically faster and more user friendly then they were years ago. These platforms have become especially essential during recent months, where the COVID pandemic saw schools around the world shut down, and virtual learning options transitioned from being optional to essential.
Occupational Therapist Katrina Tilley was named the 2020 recipient of CAOT-BC’s Outstanding Occupational Therapist of the Year.
The CAOT-BC interviewed Katrina about her career in occupational therapy. Read the article: cOnnecT with Katrina Tilley.
For individuals who struggle with executive functioning, staying on task and on time can be a real struggle. And, if you are a manager or supervisor, managing individuals who struggle with executive functioning comes with its own unique set of challenges. The app that we are looking at today seeks to alleviate some of those challenges by automating and digitizing timesheets, timecards, and scheduling in the workplace.