Sunchild E-Learning Community has been advancing the inclusion of Aboriginal people into the workforce since 1998. This organization has been a non-profit organization providing quality educational delivery to reserves in Alberta and NWT through the use of on-line technology. It has provided the opportunity for Aboriginal students to complete their high school diplomas without leaving their home communities, keeping the skill where it can advance the community as a whole, raising the quality of life and standard of living on reserve.
Aboriginal Communities will benefit by increasing the ability of Aboriginal Communities to create self-sufficiency through economic inclusion. There is a large untapped workforce waiting to be utilized and the only barrier to that participation is the lack of skills. Aboriginal people will have the opportunity to participate in one of the most prosperous workforces in our Country, increasing their quality of life and standard of living which will have generational affects. As Aboriginal people create successful workplace experiences and become self sufficient the youth will through example seek the same opportunities, education and training which will continue the cycle of success.
Sunchild E-Learning Program Model is intended to enhance the skills and broaden the perspective of attendees. This program is designed to introduce a rigorous framework for recognizing the benefits of e-learning technology for marginalized and remote audiences. The Sunchild E-Learning Program provides concrete strategies for the use of technology in the Aboriginal Community to further economic inclusion and capacity building through education.
Strategies and Techniques used in on-line teaching in Aboriginal Communities
Technology and integrative approaches to synchronous, interactive on-line delivery to a culturally diverse community
Methods of identifying and meeting the needs of a unique group of learners
Learn how Sunchild E-Learning Community uses E-Learning technology to deliver:
Quality on-line delivered education tailored to the students needs and goals
Full Mentor training
Consistent high quality courses
Latest in educational technology delivery
Interactive and “live” classrooms just like any other brick and mortar school
Archived recordings of all classes for reference and student support
Clear methods of tracking and organizing students to facilitate success