Project Results: ‘Digital opportunities and barriers for Ontario’s vulnerable adults’ literature review project.

May 8th, 2017 by Administrator

In Ontario, our government is transforming how it collaborates with the public and provides services by migrating many everyday interactions and transactions to an online platform. This e-government service initiative includes a commitment to provide opportunities for people to advance or gain new digital skills, particularly to individuals most in need of digital literacy training. […]

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 […]

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

July 24th, 2016 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 […]

Using Evernote with low-level adult literacy students – success story webinars

January 15th, 2015 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Join us this March to learn how Maxine, an adult literacy instructor at Dixon Hall in Toronto, is using Evernote to foster independent learning with students. Maxine, who was a reluctant adopter of digital technology in her class, was searching for a way to meet the challenge of working alone with a multi-level group, which […]

Heidi Silver- Pacuilla discusses Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills required for independent online learning

September 21st, 2010 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Heidi Silver- Pacuilla from the American Institutes of Research discusses her research report titled Investigating the Language and Literacy Skills required for independent online learning. The report examines the “threshold” levels of literacy and language proficiency needed to use the internet for independent learning. The study drew data from three sources, large scale surveys, a literature review, […]

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