Digital opportunities and barriers for Ontario’s vulnerable adults

October 20th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Research funding announcement: ‘Digital opportunities and barriers for Ontario’s vulnerable adults’ There is a need in the adult education sector for a comprehensive analysis and review of federal and provincial employment training, social assistance policies, adult education programs, technology policies and programs and their impact on digital access for Ontario’s vulnerable adults. We are pleased […]

In conversation with technology coaching client, Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre

September 20th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Ever wonder what our technology coaching services are really like? Check out our Q&A with Jessa Reitsma, Learning Coordinator at Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre, discussing her organization’s experience with AlphaPlus Consultant and Technology Coach, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna. Q: How did having a technology coach help your organization achieve its digital learning goals? A: Monika was […]

DownloadHelper

July 24th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Lorsqu’il s’agit du savoir-faire technique de votre organisme, nous pouvons vous aider à rattraper le peloton, à garder le rythme ou à prendre les devants. Que vous appliquiez les technologies au niveau débutant, intermédiaire ou avancé, nous voulons vous aider à adopter toute une gamme d’outils qui répondent à vos besoins. Ce mois-ci, nous décernons […]

POLICY PROBLEMS The (mis)use of an international literacy test in Ontario’s literacy system

 by Alan Cherwinski

The Learner Gains Research Project is bringing the Essential Skills for Employment and Education (ESEE) online assessment to LBS programs. AlphaPlus has been keeping an eye on the ESEE practice test pilot including issues, discussions, and the response from our sector. To help keep the conversation going, we are highlighting a new blog called ‘Policy […]

DownloadHelper (Free!)

 by Alan Cherwinski

DownloadHelper (Free!) When it comes to your organisation’s technical know how, we can help you catch up, keep up, or stay ahead of the pack. Whether you apply technologies at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level, we want to help you adopt a range of tools that suit your needs. That’s why this month we’re […]

What We Learned From You!

 by Alan Cherwinski

Our technology consultants are available on the phone, via chat, or email. But we love getting out in the community to learn more about the organizations we serve. Site visits and in-house training workshops are where we learn about your clever technology solutions and time saving hacks in action. Check out this terrific tip we […]

Education Collections on iTunes

February 16th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

This January, we will be hosting a webinar on iPads in adult literacy class, and we thought we would point you to Education Collections of Apps on iTunes. Grouped into categories, these collections will make it easier for you to search through Apps that might be applicable and useful for your students. This is how […]

Milestones and digital technology: Assessment and reporting practices

November 1st, 2015 by Alan Cherwinski

In 2014-15, AlphaPlus was involved in a research project examining current assessment practices related to the OALCF Use Digital Technology Milestones, the alignment between the Milestones and program learning and reporting trends. Our study concludes that the Milestones and accompanying administration guidelines work counter to the ministry’s objective for the OALCF to “improve service delivery, […]

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