Research Pick of the Day #6

February 15th, 2010 by Administrator

Today’s pick is… Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning This  is the report of  a  A Meta -Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies. A Meta-analysis is described in the report as “… a technique for combining the results of multiple experiments or quasi-experiments to obtain a composite estimate of the size of the […]

Research Pick of the Day #5

February 12th, 2010 by Administrator

Today’s pick is… Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills required for independent online learning (2008) prepared by Heidi Silver-Pacuilla for the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) i the United States An examination of the “threshold” levels of literacy and language proficiency needed  to used the internet for independent learning.  The study drew data from three […]

Research Pick of the Day #4

February 11th, 2010 by Administrator

Today’s pick is…. Researching Online Learning with Adult Literacies Learners in Scotland (2009) This is an examination of the current use of online and blended learning  in adult literacy programs in Scotland.  Recognizing that the terminology often used in relation to the use of technology in teaching and learning the study provides very useful definitions […]

Research Pick of the Day #3

February 10th, 2010 by Administrator

Today’s pick is…. Virtual learning environments: An evaluation of their development (2009) A study of Virtual Learning Environments in the U.K.    We know them better in Canada as Learning Management Systems such as Moodle. The study looked at VLEs  in 18 colleges, six primary and 2 secondary schools, 3 workplace programs and 3 adult […]

Research Pick of the Day #2

February 9th, 2010 by Administrator

Today’s Pick is… The  Power of Technology to Transform Adult Learning (2009).   This study by the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL ) in the United States notes  that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  predicts that “… 70% of all jobs in the U.S. will require ICT skills by 2016″ (p.iii)   Given these […]

Research Pick of the Day #1

February 8th, 2010 by Administrator

Welcome to our second annual research mini-marathon” on the blog . This year our focus is on digital literacies and online and distance learning .  Over the next 6 days  we will post a description of an  research report or project from  the U.S.  the U.K. and Scotland  – and a link to the full document.  […]

Politique de confidentialité

January 22nd, 2010 by Administrator

Politique sur les droits d’auteur et la protection des renseignements personnels Le Centre AlphaPlus s’engage fermement à protéger les renseignements personnels de ses utilisateurs et des visiteurs de son site Web. Visiteurs du site Web Il est possible que nous surveillions l’activité sur nos sites Web au moyen d’adresses IP et que nous installions des […]

An amazing list of Web 2.0 Resources for Adult Literacy Practitioners

December 1st, 2009 by Administrator

Here is a link to a dazzling list of   Web 2.0 resources for adult literacy practitioners put together by Patty Ball, Regional Technology Coordinator, Northeast SABES in Massachussetts. I have had this list on my “to do” or “to blog” list for a while and just flipped through it again this morning – to […]

New Adult Literacy Education Blog

November 19th, 2009 by Administrator

The inimitable David Rosen has  a new  blog – Adult Literacy Education – that promises to be a real boon to the adult literacy field.  David is a highly experienced adult literacy educator and researcher  – it will be wonderful to be able to tap into his experience and knowledge on the blog.  For example […]

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