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 […]

New research report about adult learners and digital media

September 27th, 2012 by Administrator

AlphaPlus’ most recent publication, Adult Learners and Digital Media: Exploring the usage of digital media with adult literacy learners, reports on the results of a study that documented the perceptions and experiences of ten adult learners using digital media to create their own digital texts. The learners were then asked to reflect on how they think digital media […]

Adult Learners and Digital Media report

September 26th, 2012 by Administrator

AlphaPlus’ most recent publication Adult Learners and Digital Media: Exploring the usage of digital media with adult literacy learners reports on research based on the study of the perceptions and experiences of ten adult learners with digital media as they work through small group sessions to create their own digital texts and then reflect on whether and how they think that digital media might help them build digital literacy skills and whether they might be able to apply these skills in their daily lives.

Glossary of Online Jargon

August 24th, 2010 by Administrator

Ever feel overwhelmed or just plain annoyed with all the online jargon ? Wondering what an Avatar is…. just can’t get what all the fuss about Cloud Computing is about…still wrestling with RSS ? Well here’s the answer – A Glossary to DEMYSTIFY the jargon of the online world – in a terrific Edublogger post […]

Transliteracy Conference materials on YouTube …

July 29th, 2010 by Administrator

I just got this message from our friend and colleague Tim Nicholls Harrison – our host at the awesome Transliteracy Conference back in June… go to YouTube to check out some the materials we worked with at the conference… Thank you for the kind words! The conference was truly amazing. It was wonderful to see […]

Connecting with Twitter

July 16th, 2010 by Administrator

Way back in September 2009 I posted a link to a fantastic post by Jane Hart on Fifty Twitter Tutorials for Teachers – I must confess that even though I spent some time working on some of the tutorials I haven’t exactly made much use of Twitter !!! In fact I wondered if and how […]

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