Learner Information – PROJECT ANNOUNCEMENT

May 1st, 2017byAlan Cherwinski

A new fiscal year is underway and we are excited to announce a mini-project: an environmental scan of local data collection systems. As part of our 2017–18 business plan and with funding support from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, AlphaPlus will complete an environmental scan identifying local systems supporting the collection and […]

Apps for teaching and learning

December 5th, 2016byAlan Cherwinski

Wondering where to find and how to use mobile Apps in your literacy program? Join our free webinar on Apps for adult literacy teaching and learning on June 14th at 3:00 pm. We will explore and learn about a variety of Apps ( IOS & Android) that you can use to support teaching, learning and […]

Use Chromium OS Conversion Pilot Project to give your old laptops new life!

November 20th, 2016byAlan Cherwinski

Chromium OS is the open-source development version of Chrome OS, a Google operating system (OS) that Chromebooks use. An entirely free OS, Chromium converts PC computers and laptops into state-of-the-art CloudReady devices that work much like Chromebooks. That means outdated computer systems can be retooled with Chromium OS, including powerful Google Apps and tools. Accompanied […]

How The Literacy Group built a Chromebook laptop lending library for free

byAlan Cherwinski

AlphaPlus technology coaches can give your old laptops new life with a Chromebooks makeover (part of the Chromium OS Conversion Pilot Project). Check out our conversation with The Literacy Group’s Program Manager, Chris Prosser, about how the Waterloo-based organization is building a Chromebooks laptop lending library for their clients. Q: Why did you decide to engage […]

In conversation with technology coaching client, Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre

September 20th, 2016byAlan Cherwinski

Ever wonder what our technology coaching services are really like? Check out our Q&A with Jessa Reitsma, Learning Coordinator at Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre, discussing her organization’s experience with AlphaPlus Consultant and Technology Coach, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna. Q: How did having a technology coach help your organization achieve its digital learning goals? A: Monika was […]

AlphaPlus Services: “What’s in it For Me?”

July 24th, 2016byAlan Cherwinski

Did you know that AlphaPlus services are changing? Starting now your organization can take advantage of our free, services to leverage technology, train staff, and enhance your learners’ experiences. Here’s what our client, Katie McLeod, Learning Coordinator at Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Center had to say about our customize, client-focused solutions. “They listened to us […]

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

byAlan 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 […]

DownloadHelper (Free!)

byAlan Cherwinski

DownloadHelper (Free!) When it comes to your organisation’s technical know how, we can help you catch up, keep up, or stay ahead of the pack. Whether you apply technologies at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level, we want to help you adopt a range of tools that suit your needs. That’s why this month we’re […]

What We Learned From You!

byAlan Cherwinski

Our technology consultants are available on the phone, via chat, or email. But we love getting out in the community to learn more about the organizations we serve. Site visits and in-house training workshops are where we learn about your clever technology solutions and time saving hacks in action. Check out this terrific tip we […]

Tech Tuesdays – Google Drive webinar on May 10th

May 26th, 2016byAlan Cherwinski

Google Drive is a free service from Google. It that allows users to store files online and access them from anywhere and on any device using the cloud. Explore and learn how Google Drive can help your team to work collaboratively, and to create, edit, and share documents, spreadsheets, survey, quizzes and much more. Read More […]

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Boosting Internet Search and Information Literacy Skills

September 26 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Ce service Emploi Ontario est financé par le gouvernement de l’Ontario.

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