The Motivation of Francophone Adults to Use Assistive Technologies for Workplace Learning

May 10th, 2012 by Matthias Sturm

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Background: Due to all kinds of circumstances, a majority of francophone adults in minority settings must get training or upgrading while they are in the workplace. Distance education, e‑learning, learning objects and learning communities have had an undeniable impact on that type of learning. Assistive technologies are new tools that are increasingly used by […]

Social Networking Sites and Adult Literacy: Raising the Issues

January 9th, 2012 by Matthias Sturm

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.

What is in a technology competency? A recipe for the skill(ed) use of digital tools

September 30th, 2011 by Matthias Sturm

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 […]

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Finding Our Way: Digital Technologies and E-Learning for Adult Literacy Students, Educators and Programs Literature Scan: 2005-2011

July 11th, 2011 by Maria Moriarty

 Finding Our Way: Digital Technologies and E-Learning for Adult Literacy Students, Educators and Programs Literature Scan: 2005-2011, presents a global snapshot of how technology has been used to enhance teaching, learning and professional development. Given the ubiquity of digital technologies in today’s world and the pressure on educators to keep up, the report explores how they […]

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Cloud Computing: What is cloud computing and why is it important for Adult Literacy?

June 3rd, 2011 by Matthias Sturm

Cloud Computing: What is cloud computing and why is it important for Adult Literacy?” is the first of its kind and details how cloud computing can contribute to literacy in Canada. The opportunities cited in the report include: Powerful computing infrastructure and the ability to buy computing software, as needed, over the Internet. For educators and […]

Crossing the Great Divides – Full Report

August 30th, 2006 by Matthias Sturm

154 learners ranging in age from 27 to 39 participated in this research study, developing and piloting distance and online learning delivery models for adult basic education (ABE) programs in Ontario, Canada. Almost three-quarters of the participants were women, the preferred language of two-thirds of the participants was English, and half of the learners were […]

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