Adult Learners and Digital Media: Exploring the usage of digital media with adult liiteracy learners

Adult Learners and Digital Media: Exploring the usage of digital media with adult liiteracy learners

September 26th, 2012byMatthias Sturm

The purpose of this small scale study was twofold: To explore and understand the attitudes and experiences of adult Canadians who are non-users or limited users of digital media and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). To investigate the ways in which adult learners use and respond to digital media in order to expand their communication […]

AlphaPlus Annual Report 2011-12

AlphaPlus Annual Report 2011-12

August 29th, 2012byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

Our 2011-2012 Annual Report includes a foreword message from our outgoing Board Chair, Peter Rogers, and from our new Executive Director, Greg Gulas, who joined AlphaPlus in March. Overall, in 2011-12 we have been busy working on: providing support in the implementation of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) publishing literacy research reports upgrading […]

Conestoga College offering Family Literacy Certificate Program this fall

August 20th, 2012byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

This fall, Conestoga College will offer the first of it’s kind Family Literacy Certificate Program. This part-time program is based on six modules that will be delivered online creating an interactive virtual classroom that you can access no matter where you are. It will allow participants to meet other like minded professionals seeking to strengthen […]

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 […]

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

June 20th, 2012byMonika 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, 2012byMonika 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.

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