Now, to give you a bit of background on our program, Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council runs 4 programs: the Literacy and Basic Skills program, the Sioux Lookout and Hudson Learning Centres, and our online program, Good Learning Anywhere. We have many unique and, I think, wonderful opportunities for adult learners, both locally and province-wide.
Well, just this past week, I was meeting with Jonathan Baum, our fearless program coordinator. We were talking about apps for literacy and how we can best introduce those to our learners. He started telling me about a group of learners that have been attending our centre for years, who are hearing impaired. To accommodate their needs, we installed oovoo, a great video conferencing tool.
Now, with the arrival of video chat in Google +, our learners have ditched oovoo, and have adopted Google + as their main communication tool. Without paying a dime, these learners can sign with multiple people in different parts of the world. What an awesome gift to our program and to our learners.
So, Google, thank you. Keep on innovating and sharing!