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Video: Navigating Chromebook Usage

Author(s): HIAS
Date: October 8, 2020
Topic(s): Adult Education, Digital Inclusion
This video series includes 11 short videos in seven languages, covering topics such as how to navigate Chromebook settings, use the keyboard and trackpad, how to conduct Google searches, use Gmail, find Chromebook apps, changing the computer language, and more.

Blog Post: Remote Job Readiness Resources for Clients with Lower Levels of Digital Literacy

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 15, 2020
Topic(s): Adult Education, Digital Inclusion, Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
We recently published a blog post on Virtual Job Readiness Resources for Clients With Online Access. But how are agencies continuing job readiness training when participants don’t have access to technology or lack digital literacy skills? This post includes job readiness resources for supporting clients without online access and/or digital skills, informed by strategies refugee service providers have begun implementing nationwide.

Blog Post: Resource Round-up: Multilingual Tutorials on Zoom and Other Online Platforms

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 19, 2020
Topic(s): Adult Education, Digital Inclusion
In the shift to virtual services, including home-based learning, many clients are learning how to use videoconferencing platforms like Zoom for the first time. School districts are using a wide range of these programs to communicate with students and families, while refugee service providers are leveraging them in the course of virtual case management, English language classes, job readiness training, etc. It can be difficult to find multilingual tutorials on using these platforms. The following videos and other materials may be helpful.

Archived Webinar: Ask an Expert: Creating Engaging Virtual Trainings and Meetings

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 15, 2020
Topic(s): Adult Education, Digital Inclusion, Organizational Development
Hosted on April 15, 2020, this webinar was presented by Jamie Bussey, Deputy Director, Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE); Sumita Chandrasekhar, Program Officer for Instructional Technology & Design at the IRC; and Kristy Gladfelter, Senior Director for Research, Analysis, and Learning at the IRC. Designing effective virtual trainings and meetings can be a challenge. We’ve …

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Guide: Virtual Communication Guide

Author(s): HIAS
Date: April 7, 2020
Topic(s): Adult Education, Digital Inclusion
This document, developed by HIAS, uses screenshots to describe how to use Zoom and WhatsApp. It is translated into Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Ukrainian, and Urdu.

Archived Webinar: Refugee Adult Education: Improving Participation, Partnerships, and Program Design

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 11, 2019
Topic(s): Adult Education
This webinar was presented by Erica Bouris, Senior Technical Advisor, Economic Empowerment at the IRC.  Supporting adults in strengthening their skills – especially basic skills and those that can help them succeed in the workforce – is critical to refugee integration and lasting self-sufficiency. This webinar covers strategies to support refugees in accessing adult education …

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Guide: Overcoming Barriers to Adult Education: Strengths-based Strategies for Effective Enrollment and Retention

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 6, 2019
Topic(s): Adult Education, Digital Inclusion, Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): English Language Skills, Job Readiness
Education and learning are important to all people striving to attain their goals life. For refugees and other ORR-eligible adults, it is essential to rebuilding a stable and fulfilling life in the United States. As such, many organizations that serve refugees are striving to help their adult clients continue their education, including English Language Proficiency …

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Poster: Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: August 23, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This poster lists four principles you can apply to create a positive learning environment that engages learners and improves retention of information taught. These four principles are setting clear expectations, establishing trust, promoting participation, and empowering learners. 

Poster: Cognitive Load and Memory

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: July 9, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
Cognitive load is the amount of information that working or short-term memory can hold at anytime. This poster illustrates how memory works, helping avoid cognitive overload, enhance cultural orientation (CO), and promote knowledge retention. It is relevant in various educational settings.

Poster: Six Principles of Adult Learning

Author(s): Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)
Date: June 28, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education
This poster lists the six principles of adult learning which are: adults are internally motivated and self-directed, adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning, adults are goal-oriented, adults are relevancy-oriented, adults are practical, and adult learners like to be respected. It is relevant in a variety of educational settings.