Important Update - October 12, 2013
The Learning Resources Centre is no longer taking orders for print resources. These resources will continue to be available through other sources, in most cases directly from the publishers.
The LRC catalogue is available for viewing only and provides a consolidated view of the learning resources that schools can access from vendors or other sources. LRC will continue to provide support during the transition through Customer Service at email@example.com or at 780-427-2767 (toll free by dialing 310-0000 first).
The auditory versions of learning resources for students with perceptual disabilities are available through the Digital Repository for Students with Disabilities. These titles will be available in MP3 or DAISY format for download, without cost.
The Adobe products licensed by Alberta Education for Home Use rights are available for download only. Work is continuing with Adobe to determine future delivery options.
Distance learning and distributed learning courses are no longer available in print. These courses are available either as online courses or as digital versions of the print courses (PDFs) on the LearnAlberta.ca website. These courses can be found under the T4T Courses tab on LearnAlberta.ca. For further information or for assistance, use the Contact Us feature on the LearnAlberta.ca website.
Changes to Alberta Education's Learning Resources Centre
Alberta Education's Learning Resources Centre is undergoing a transformation to a new service model supporting students and teachers in the shift to digital learning. Like many education systems around the world, Alberta Education has seen the demand for digital resources grow. The new service model is in line with Inspiring Education's vision for 21st Century learning and is adapting to meet the changing needs of curriculum redesign.
Specialized Services for Students with Visual Impairments will continue to be offered. Alberta Education will work on optimizing these services and taking advantage of new technologies and resources to support curriculum redesign and Inclusive Learning environments.
From now until March 2014, the Learning Resources Centre will be transitioning from a warehouse and distribution centre to a brokerage function, facilitating best pricing and equitable access to learning resources for the education system. The Learning Resources Centre is no longer taking orders for print materials.
Education Standing Offers will continue to be available as well as items from the Digital Repository of Textbooks for Students with Disabilities. School authorities participating in provincial agreements for Microsoft and Adobe will continue to have access to those resources. Information on the other services provided is available through the links on the left side of this page.
A Questions and Answers page provides information on the changes and will be updated as new questions arise. For further information, contact Mike Emery at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 780-427-5321 (Dial 310-0000 first for toll-free access in Alberta).