August 2023: Release of the LTK+ Newsletter Summer 2022-23 edition. Download here for an update on our latest projects. Download here
October 2022: Release of the LTK+ Newsletter Spring-Summer 2021-22 edition. Download here for an update on our latest Canadian and international projects. Download here
September 2021: Release of the LTK+ Newsletter Spring-Summer 2020-21 edition. Download here for an update on our latest Canadian and international projects.
September 2020: Scaling Digital Learning in Kenya English video French video
June 2020: To learn about our response to the CoVid-19 school closures, the results of our most recent LTK+ research projects and recent grants and publications, please consult the latest edition of our LTK+ Newsletter
June 2019: Improving literacy through digital learning in Kenya. International Development Research Centre. Video
June 2019: The Spring 2019 edition of the LTK+ Newsletter is out! Read it to find out more about LTK+ Releases, Teacher Resources, developments in ABRA français and ePEARL 4.0 as well as news from the LTK+ international research projects.
September 2018: Anne Wade, CSLP Manager and Information Specialist, has written a guest article for the Aga Khan Academies Newsletter. Read it to find out more about our partnerships and vision for the future.
June 2018: Our Spring 2018 LTK newsletter is now available. Download it to discover new developments to the LTK tools as well as updates on our research projects.
September 2017: Infomation about the French adaptation of ABRACADABRA can be found on the CTREQ Website.
September 2017: Fondation pour l'alphabétisation has a link to the French adaptation of ABRACADABRA. See their Facebook page.
September 2017: The CSLP is very pleased to announce the release of the new LTK+ version (4.3), which contains the following additions and revisions:
ABRACADABRA (English): Integration of the HTML 5 version of the Student module into the LTK+, replaces the FLASH version.
ABRACADABRA (French): Addition of an assessment module.
ELM: Complete interface re-design and addition of five new activities (three new themes).
ePEARL: Linkage between ELM and ePEARL level 1.
READS: Linkage to READS from ABRACADABRA.
Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to receive the upgrade notice.
September 2017: Using Educational Technology to Develop Essential Educational Competencies in Sub-Sharan Africa. Winer of the the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize for the initiative. Video presentation
September 2017: L’alphabétisation dans un monde numérique. Radio Canada talks to Graham Carr, Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, for its program, 'L'heure du monde' (at the 1:25 mark) concerning the work of Concordia's Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) on the creation and implementation of the Learning Toolkit (LTK+) for use in schools in Kenya. The reporter notes that the CSLP has been awarded the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize for the initiative. The prize is reported also by India Today, Yahoo! News India, Africa Hot News and Web Wire.
June 2017: Our Spring 2017 LTK newsletter is now available at (Spring, 2017 issue). Download it to discover new developments to the LTK tools as well as updates on our research projects.
April 2017: Bailey, B., Arciuli, J., & Stancliffe, R.J. (2017). Effects of ABRACADABRA instruction on spelling in children with autism spectrum disorder. Scientific Studies of Reading. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10888438.2016.1276183
December 2016: Using ABRACADABRA in Kenyan Classrooms. Anne Wade conducted an interview with Mary Nyale, a teacher at Ganjoni Primary School in Kenya, regarding the success she has had using ABRA in her classroom. Full interview
December 2016: Long, M.-J., & Brodeur, M. (2016). ABRACADABRA : apprendre à lire et à écrire en jouant! Canada Education, 56(4). Retrieved from http://www.cea-ace.ca/fr/education-canada/article/abracadabra-apprendre-%C3%A0-lire-et-%C3%A0-%C3%A9crire-en-jouant