Launching sample tasks and learning activities for the Use Digital Technology competency

October 17th, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

This week we are launching a package of instructional resources including sample tasks and learning activities to support practitioners using digital technology in Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs within the context of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF). The first of two packages can be downloaded at http://usedigitaltechnology.alphaplus.ca or under OALCF tab on our […]

Use Digital Technology Package 1 Sample Activities

by Matthias Sturm

This document contains all sample learning activities in the sections Work using digital technology and Manage money using digital technology in Word format. Feel free to use and adapt these activities, and share your work with your colleagues under the license below. This document is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada License.  AlphaPlus-Use-Digital-Technology-instructional-resources-package-one-activities.docx

New research report about adult learners and digital media

September 27th, 2012 by Administrator

AlphaPlus’ most recent publication, Adult Learners and Digital Media: Exploring the usage of digital media with adult literacy learners, reports on the results of a study that documented the perceptions and experiences of ten adult learners using digital media to create their own digital texts. The learners were then asked to reflect on how they think digital media […]

Adult Learners and Digital Media report

September 26th, 2012 by Matthias Sturm

AlphaPlus’ most recent publication Adult Learners and Digital Media: Exploring the usage of digital media with adult literacy learners reports on research based on the study of the perceptions and experiences of ten adult learners with digital media as they work through small group sessions to create their own digital texts and then reflect on whether and how they think that digital media might help them build digital literacy skills and whether they might be able to apply these skills in their daily lives.

The benefits of utilizing wikis in the classroom

September 24th, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

wiki imageA wiki is an online tool for sharing and managing information in one centralized location. It eliminates the need to resend documents/files from one person to another and allows multiple users to curate the content.

Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites, to build file-storing websites and to record personal notes or share ideas. You may also see wikis used by organizations to manage and share content. If you or students in your program have ever used Wikipedia to look for information, you have successfully accessed a wiki where various users can contribute to the content.

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