About AlphaPlus

AlphaPlus is Ontario’s only organization focussed on helping adult literacy education professionals to incorporate digital technology. We believe that through the use of digital technology in our sector, we can build capacity, create equity and access to learning, and enhance learning experiences. We work as a leader and guide, sharing knowledge and directly helping literacy educators and administrators to integrate technology in innovative ways that increase effectiveness and reach.

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Virtual Showcase – Reflections on shared approaches, strategies and resources... Should we do it again?

The summer months are a blur at this point, but the memory of how excited and inspired we were after each of our Virtual Showcase sessions still energizes us and we wonder if we should do it again...   Setting up for …

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The Postsecondary Digital Skills Readiness Assessment tools are ready!

Postsecondary Digital Skills Readiness Assessment Tool In 2018 a college upgrading instructor came to AlphaPlus with an idea.  He had developed an assessment tool to determine whether learners were ready for the ways they would be using digital technology as college students. …

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The right strategies for improving the digital capacity of our adult literacy system?

As Ontario’s only organization focused on helping adult literacy education professionals to incorporate digital technology, we recognize the need for a more comprehensive and coordinated approach—an approach that respects individual program, sector and cultural differences and also provides a system-wide …

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Learn together! Join AlphaPlus eNet

How can adult literacy instructors preserve the best elements from last year’s pivot to online teaching? The answer may lie in AlphaPlus’s Educator Network (eNet) . “Right now, blended learning is top of mind because the pandemic forced many literacy educators …

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New ways of seeing our work

Ten months ago, I joined AlphaPlus as an educational technology coach to help adult literacy organizations across Ontario build capacity through the use of digital tools and technology-enhanced ways of working. Coming into the adult education field with a background in …

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Questioning our ideas about inclusion – and asking for your input

At AlphaPlus, we’re currently looking for perspectives that may have been missing in our inclusion efforts. I’m the Executive Director of AlphaPlus, but I wear more than one hat in the adult literacy education field: I’m also on the board of …

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