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

May 20th, 2016byAlan 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 […]

Incorporating Digital Technologies in Adult Basic Education

Incorporating Digital Technologies in Adult Basic Education

June 29th, 2012byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

The report explores the following four themes: How digital technology is shaping and transforming literacy and learning, with implications for policy and practice Promising practices in incorporating digital technology in ABE Digital divides and inequality in access to digital technologies for learning Professional development for educators and related curricula and delivery policy AlphaPlus-IncorporatingDigitalTechnologies.pdf

Learning Together with Digital Technologies: Illustrative Case Studies

June 22nd, 2012byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

A report on a short-term project conducted in partnership with four self-selected, community-based, adult literacy agencies in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).  Although over the years we have worked closely with many adult literacy programs across the province, we wanted to look more closely at the realities of using digital technologies for adult literacy teaching and learning. Specifically, we wanted […]

Social Networking Sites and Adult Literacy Learning: Raising the Issues

Social Networking Sites and Adult Literacy Learning: Raising the Issues

November 22nd, 2011byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

AlphaPlus’ most recently published paper, Social Networking Sites and Adult Literacy Learning: Raising the Issues, explores how educators and adult learners might harness the full potential of Social Networking Sites (SNS)  and other social media in the service of adult literacy teaching and learning. Acknowledging that informal literacy learning is occurring in the process of […]

What is in a technology competency?

What is in a technology competency?

September 9th, 2011byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

This technical paper explores the skills needed for the use of digital technology within the context of curriculum frameworks such as the OALCF, skills frameworks such as the Essential Skills, and more generally in the workplace and for lifelong learning. Ultimately, the paper aims to spark a national discussion among educators, program administrators, researchers, policymakers […]

AlphaRoute (Phase 2)

byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

A research report focusing on two basic questions: 1. At what stage of their learning can literacy students begin to be independent in an online environment? 2. What supports do they need in order to do so? alpharoutephase2e.pdf

Evaluation of AlphaRoute 2002-2003

byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

A report from discussions and a survey of programs using AlphaRoute in February of 2003. The conclusions and recommendations section includes ideas on how the potential of the online learning opportunities can be reached. AR_evaluation_report_june_2003.pdf

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