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 […]

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 […]

Zaption – turn online videos into interactive learning experiences for your students

February 16th, 2016byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

Zaption is a web application that allows you to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries, to create interactive learning experiences for students. Zaption helps instructors enhance student’s learning by quickly turning videos into interesting and interactive lessons that engage learners, deepen understanding, and track progress. Here […]

Mozilla Open Badges

byAdministrator

Open Badges, a new online standard launched in March 2013 by Mozilla, is open source, free software, which any organization can use to create, issue and verify digital badges to recognize and verify learning. Many of us are familiar with and likely earned some kind of physical badge in our lifetime. Who can forget all […]

Education Collections on iTunes

byAlan Cherwinski

This January, we will be hosting a webinar on iPads in adult literacy class, and we thought we would point you to Education Collections of Apps on iTunes. Grouped into categories, these collections will make it easier for you to search through Apps that might be applicable and useful for your students. This is how […]

Canva – easily create beautiful designs + documents

byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

Canva is a simple graphic design software that allows you to create beautiful web graphics, flyers, posters, Facebook covers, and more. With a variety of layouts and quick drag-and-drop features it is a great tool for professional layouts and consistently stunning graphics. Whether it is for your program, your students or yourself you will absolutely love this tool! […]

Apps and iPads in the literacy classroom

byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

iPads inspire creativity and hands-on learning among users of all ages. With a simple and intuitive interface, they allow students to engage with digital content, find information in an instant and access resources wherever they go. iPads are fairly new in the adult literacy classroom but their popularity and benefits cannot be ignored. With the […]

Summer Reading

July 20th, 2015byMaria Moriarty

While they’re not exactly “beach reads”, these two recently released reports make for very interesting and relevant reading for anyone interested in how to support adult students in navigating the digital world for employment, and in how to use technology to bridge time and distance. First up is, Adults, Computers and Problem Solving What’s the Problem? […]

Instagram – a photo-sharing tool everyone is talking about

July 2nd, 2015byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

Instagram is a photo an video sharing app that allows you to take a picture or video, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, and then share it with others who follow you. It’s like a social network for sharing photos where posts can be shared with all followers or directly with one person. Instagram can be connected to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social channels so you can post your images and videos there as well.

Personal Digital Toolbox

June 20th, 2015byMaria Moriarty

Are you looking for a simple and quick way to find online resources for teaching and learning? Look no further – The Personal Digital Toolbox for Busy Educators may be just what you are looking for. Although this LiveBinder was assembled for teachers in Colorado school districts, it is a very full list that links […]

Protopage – a personalized page for your favourite news, posts, links, to-do lists, bookmarks and sticky notes

March 11th, 2015byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

Protopage is a personalized page and RSS reader (accessible from any computer or mobile device) that allows you to collect and easily access your own selection of news sites and blogs.

It is super easy to use – you can add any feed you want with the Add Widgets button on top of the page, or you can drag content right onto the desktop. 

This is a great tool for anyone interested in having a page with various links, resources and RSS feeds. Learners can benefit from using Protopage as well. It can help them manage their schedules and quickly find links and resources from any location at any time.

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