Digital opportunities and barriers for Ontario’s vulnerable adults

October 20th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Research funding announcement: ‘Digital opportunities and barriers for Ontario’s vulnerable adults’ There is a need in the adult education sector for a comprehensive analysis and review of federal and provincial employment training, social assistance policies, adult education programs, technology policies and programs and their impact on digital access for Ontario’s vulnerable adults. We are pleased […]

POLICY PROBLEMS The (mis)use of an international literacy test in Ontario’s literacy system

July 24th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

The Learner Gains Research Project is bringing the Essential Skills for Employment and Education (ESEE) online assessment to LBS programs. AlphaPlus has been keeping an eye on the ESEE practice test pilot including issues, discussions, and the response from our sector. To help keep the conversation going, we are highlighting a new blog called ‘Policy […]

AlphaPlus received funding for ‘Digital opportunities and barriers for Ontario’s vulnerable adults’ project.

May 20th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

There is a need in the adult education sector for a comprehensive analysis and review of federal and provincial employment training, social assistance policies, adult education programs, technology policies and programs, and their impact on digital access for Ontario’s vulnerable adults. We are pleased to announce that AlphaPlus has received a grant from the Ministry […]

Using Evernote with low-level adult literacy students – success story webinars

January 15th, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Join us this March to learn how Maxine, an adult literacy instructor at Dixon Hall in Toronto, is using Evernote to foster independent learning with students. Maxine, who was a reluctant adopter of digital technology in her class, was searching for a way to meet the challenge of working alone with a multi-level group, which […]

“Coordinating to Bring Low-Skilled and Marginalized Clients Employment” webinars from LLSC

December 5th, 2013 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

This December, Literacy Link South Central is organizing a series of webinars focused on how the Regional Literacy Networks could further coordinate local services to enhance employment outcomes for lower-skilled Ontarians. These webinars are part of a partnership project between the seven Regional Literacy Networks in the Western Region. Funded by the Ministry of Training, […]

Exploring Learner Pathways: Meeting at the LBS / ESL Intersections – Final Report from MTML

June 20th, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

The Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) recently published the Exploring Learner Pathways:  Meeting at the LBS/ESL Intersections Final Report which explored the learner pathways of adults with second language learning needs who also have low-level literacy skills.

Stronger Together: Toward More Literate Communities – New report from Essential Skills Ontario

June 18th, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Essential Skills Ontario recently released a report – Stronger Together: Toward More Literate Communities that describes the family literacy environment in Ontario by mapping current programming and policy frameworks to identify gaps and opportunities within the system.

Heidi Silver- Pacuilla discusses Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills required for independent online learning

September 21st, 2010 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Heidi Silver- Pacuilla from the American Institutes of Research discusses her research report titled Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills required for independent online learning. The report examines the “threshold” levels of literacy and language proficiency needed to use the internet for independent learning. The study drew data from three sources, large scale surveys, a literature review, […]

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