Initial Survey Results: COVID-19 Response Survey

September 8th, 2020 by Christine Pinsent-Johnson

This spring, our sector made a sudden shift to communicating, working and teaching online. As LBS programs made the transition to remote delivery, we realized this was an opportunity to learn more about how our sector was working and adapting to this unprecedented and unplanned change. What were their new priorities and how were those […]

Our Annual Fall Technology Coaching Intake Is Underway!

 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Since March of this year, LBS programs around the province have been innovating and reorganizing their program technology and tools as the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed. Many LBS programs continue to reflect on the changes the pandemic will place on how they do their work in the future. Our technology coaching services are here, as […]

Featured Tech – Microsoft Teams: Business vs. Education

 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Are you interested in using Microsoft Teams? Will you be using the Education edition available to schools and colleges or the Business edition? Which one is right for you, and what’s the difference, anyway? The Education edition is tailor-made for education settings and includes Classes and Class Teams as well as an additional notebook and […]

Watch Us in a Town Hall Session With MPP Jill Andrew

August 12th, 2020 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

This August, Alan Cherwinski and Christine Pinsent-Johnson represented the AlphaPlus team during an adult literacy roundtable discussion with Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto–St. Paul’s. They were joined by Reb Chevalier of Parkdale Project Read and organizer Phylicia Davis-Wesseling, founder and program manager of the KGO Adult Literacy Program. Together, the group discussed how the COVID-19 […]

‘Zoom-in’ webinars

April 9th, 2020 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

In April, we organized one-hour zoom sessions to explore, compare and get tips on various tools you might be using, or considering using, to connect with your colleagues and learners while maintaining physical distancing. The topics, presentation slides and video recordings are included below : Video meetingsWednesday, April 15, 2020, 2 pm to 3 pmA […]

Nouveau site web ABF et COVID-19

March 18th, 2020 by Guylaine Vinet

Afin de naviguer les défis que présentent le COVID-19, nous avons créé, avec les sites Google, la ressource AFB et COVID-19. Nous espérons y partager de l’information et des ressources qui permettront à la communauté AFB de créer des liens et apprendre à mesure que nous traversons ce paysage inconnu. Cette ressource inclut: Des communiqués […]

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 […]

Client Coaching Story: Enhancing Blended Learning with Google Drive at Niagara College

February 27th, 2020 by Administrator

For this client coaching story, we spoke with Branne Plitnikas at Niagara College about working with a technology coach to implement Google Drive and Google Keep. How did you work with your coach to assess your program’s digital literacy level? Our associate dean is very supportive of professional development (PD) for her staff. Monika at AlphaPlus supported me in […]

Discover Online Integrated Information Technology : A Program by Sioux Hudson Literacy Council

November 21st, 2019 by Guylaine Vinet

The Discover Online Integrated Information Technology (DOI2T) program is a solution by Sioux Hudson Literacy Council created to meet the growing need for exciting and quick digital literacy learning opportunities for adults.  DOI2T practitioners apply creativity-based digital technologies to teach learners everyday life skills as well as the practical skills needed for contemporary jobs.  Learners […]

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Networked Learning and Change

April 9th, 2018 by Tracey Mollins

Many definitions of blended learning include the concept of Connectivism – the idea that learning happens in networks. Networked learning uses a mix of technologies and interactions to create learning environments where learners are actively involved in the learning process and are encouraged to construct their own understandings and knowledge. Connectivism also means expanding learning […]

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