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In-person is the core of adult digital learning

May 17th, 2022 by Alan Cherwinski

The report highlights the importance of digital skills and digital literacy, the gains made by remote learners during the pandemic, the challenges presented by the digital divide and the four areas of opportunity and potential action.

Exploring new opportunities to support an altered adult literacy sector

January 20th, 2022 by Alan Cherwinski

From our vantage point at AlphaPlus, we’ve witnessed you overcoming barriers and obstacles. You acted quickly to find ways to continue reaching and supporting learners. We see the hard work you’ve done to adapt, and we’re proud to have played a role in helping many of you.

8 Strategies for Improving the Digital Capacity of Our Adult Literacy System

October 15th, 2021 by Alan Cherwinski

Would you agree that Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) system is facing many challenges? Would you also agree that it’s time – past due – to address those challenges? Perhaps, like me, you’ve invested years in the adult literacy field, and you don’t want to see it fall further behind. You and I care […]

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Questioning our ideas about inclusion – and asking for your input

July 13th, 2021 by Alan Cherwinski

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 a literacy program here in Picton, which allows me to engage in adult literacy […]

AlphaPlus survey on ONTARIO LBS remote learning

June 12th, 2020 by Alan Cherwinski

Attention: LBS Colleagues, AlphaPlus is conducting a short survey to learn more about the transition from predominantly in-person delivery to some form of remote delivery, including communication, instruction and new initiatives. Whether you are a program coordinator, instructor, practitioner or volunteer your input would be appreciated. To thank you for your participation you can enter […]

JOIN OUR TEAM – AlphaPlus job opportunity

May 15th, 2020 by Alan Cherwinski

Job Summary

To be successful in this role, you will be required to work individually or within a team to provide direct support and a range of resources to external adult education organizations funded under the Ontario Literacy and Basic Skills Program specifically focused on the

integration of digital technology solutions, and
implementation of blended learning approaches. 

New LBS and COVID-19 website

March 17th, 2020 by Alan Cherwinski

To help us all navigate the challenges of COVID-19, we have started LBS and COVID-19 a Google Site where we hope to share information and resources that will help the LBS community connect and learn together as we navigate this unfamiliar landscape. The website includes: General announcements and updates from the government and LBS programs […]

AlphaPlus Announcement – COVID-19

March 16th, 2020 by Alan Cherwinski

To help contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) AlphaPlus staff have suspended all visits to programs and face-to-face meetings. AlphaPlus remains open and staff are working from home. As always we are here to assist and support you with any questions you may have about using digital technology for program administration, teaching and learning.  Please […]

AlphaPlus Web Index

November 22nd, 2019 by Alan Cherwinski

The AlphaPlus Web Index is a collection of links to resources relevant to adult basic education. It covers subjects such as digital literacy, the integration of technology in instruction and mobile learning.

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