Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey

December 20th, 2011byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

Statistics Canada just published Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey, the second report from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey. The report presents additional results on the nature and magnitude of the literacy gaps faced by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries and how these gaps have evolved over the medium term.

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

Learning About Online Teaching

byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

The question was “Will literacy students come if we offer online courses?” The response was “Yes! We received 75 student registrations in just one week!” Learning about online teaching.pdf

AlphaPlus Annual Report 2010-11

AlphaPlus Annual Report 2010-11

July 18th, 2011byMonika Jankowska-Pacyna

The 2010-11 Annual Report features our new mission and vision, showcases various initiatives we worked on and announces new projects we will be focusing on in the next fiscal year. AlphaPlus – Annual Report Final – WEB_2.pdf

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