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Literacy council launches research project aimed to help with online learning

Todie Winter, left, and Kelly Taylor-Hulan will carry out the Going the Distance research project.
Todie Winter, left, and Kelly Taylor-Hulan will carry out the Going the Distance research project. - Contributed
CORNER BROOK, N.L. —

The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council is launching its Going the Distance research project, funded through the NL Workforce Innovation Centre.

The research project aims to equip rural Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with the abilities and skills to succeed in online learning.

The council’s current face-to-face tutoring reaches only those who live where literacy council services are offered — about 100 people. By reaching people in rural parts of our province, about 60 per cent of the population, this research project aims to improve the literacy level of our province.

At the end of the three-year research project, the council hopes to reach more people via online tutoring.

The council has assembled a team to carry out the project — Kelly Taylor-Hulan, lead researcher, and Todie Winter, research assistant, know from their 20 years combined experience in online teaching and course development, that the project will have an impact.

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