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 […]

Two great new resources about adult literacy…

June 23rd, 2010 by Administrator

I am always amazed by the versatility of literacy workers – although they are often over-stretched and under-resourced they still mange to find ways to produce great materials – Here are two more – from Community Literacy Ontario – Six Online Literacy Presentations – these excellent audio-visual presentations are clear, concise and informative and will […]

Cool Tools …

June 17th, 2010 by Administrator

As we know the internet is literally growing every second – I first saw this very neat Social Media Counter at the Transliteracy conference – it’s an astounding visual – watch the internet grow literally before your eyes!! At the conference we also played a lot with Word Clouds – collections of words from documents […]

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