Retirement Announcement, Maria Moriarty

February 20th, 2020 by Administrator

Maria received the CUPE National Literacy Award in 2017. Our dear colleague Maria Moriarty, longtime AlphaPlus technology coach and librarian, will be moving on to other endeavours following her retirement this March. Throughout her more than 20 years with AlphaPlus, Maria worked with dedication to support the work of literacy practitioners. She was first hired […]

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Learning with Technology: Lesson Plan and Skills Assessment

July 13th, 2017 by Administrator

In a recent technology coaching session with LBS program staff, technology consultant Matthias Sturm worked with a client to create a lesson plan and digital skills assessment tool. The lesson plan and online tool were designed to provide learning opportunities while building the digital and self-efficacy skills needed to complete online forms like assessments and […]

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Create quizzes and surveys for your learners using Google Forms

 by Administrator

Did you know you can easily create quizzes and surveys for your learners using Google Forms? Our technology consultant Maria Moriarty created this three-minute video tutorial to show you how to: Access Google Forms. Create a quiz. Create mandatory and optional questions. Review and test a quiz. Share the quiz with students and view responses. […]

Project Results: ‘Digital opportunities and barriers for Ontario’s vulnerable adults’ literature review project.

May 8th, 2017 by Administrator

In Ontario, our government is transforming how it collaborates with the public and provides services by migrating many everyday interactions and transactions to an online platform. This e-government service initiative includes a commitment to provide opportunities for people to advance or gain new digital skills, particularly to individuals most in need of digital literacy training. […]

Mozilla Open Badges

February 16th, 2016 by Administrator

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 […]

Summer Reading

July 20th, 2015 by Administrator

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? […]

Personal Digital Toolbox

June 20th, 2015 by Administrator

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 […]

New sample tasks for the Use Digital Technology competency now available

December 13th, 2012 by Administrator

This week we are releasing another package of instructional resources including sample tasks to support practitioners using digital technology in Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs within the context of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF). The second of two packages can be downloaded at http://usedigitaltechnology.alphaplus.ca or under OALCF tab on our website, either in […]

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