The Learning Edge

Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Learning Edge is an online learning tool prepared for adult literacy students by the Wellington County Learning Centre in Arthur, Ontario (Canada). Formatted like a newspaper, it allows learners to click on the 'headlines' to select 'news stories' which they can read and listen to at the same time.


  • 4 general interest issues discussing topics relevant to everyday life in Canada and 6 special issues focusing on business English and workplace skills
  • Each 'news story' is an animated reading text accompanied by interactive learning activities, which include quizzes, games, and crossword puzzles
  • Students have full control over animations, which can be paused and re-played as many times as needed
  • Special 'columns' provide useful extra materials such as writing exercises, trivia quizzes, and vocabulary tests
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