OALCF Goal Paths and E-learning

OALCF Goal Paths and E-learning

April 10th, 2013 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

E-learning is becoming an increasingly important component in our work, in further education and training and in our daily life. In this OALCF Goal Paths and E-learning e-bulletin, we take a look at the transitional competency requirements in each of the OALCF goal paths related to e-learning and the opportunities currently available to adult literacy […]

Technology Planning Roadmap (Microsoft Word format)

 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

This Technology Planning Roadmap set is available in Microsoft Word allowing you to edit, revise and/or adapt content to suit the priorities and needs that you have identified for your own agency. PLEASE NOTE: Depending on the fonts, program and settings on your own computer, some content might shift when the file is opened. Technology_Planning_Roadmap_Nov30.docx

Adult Learners and Digital Media: Exploring the usage of digital media with adult liiteracy learners

Adult Learners and Digital Media: Exploring the usage of digital media with adult liiteracy learners

September 26th, 2012 by Administrator

The purpose of this small scale study was twofold: To explore and understand the attitudes and experiences of adult Canadians who are non-users or limited users of digital media and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). To investigate the ways in which adult learners use and respond to digital media in order to expand their communication […]

AlphaPlus Annual Report 2011-12

AlphaPlus Annual Report 2011-12

August 29th, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Our 2011-2012 Annual Report includes a foreword message from our outgoing Board Chair, Peter Rogers, and from our new Executive Director, Greg Gulas, who joined AlphaPlus in March. Overall, in 2011-12 we have been busy working on: providing support in the implementation of the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) publishing literacy research reports upgrading […]

Incorporating Digital Technologies in Adult Basic Education

Incorporating Digital Technologies in Adult Basic Education

June 29th, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

The report explores the following four themes: How digital technology is shaping and transforming literacy and learning, with implications for policy and practice Promising practices in incorporating digital technology in ABE Digital divides and inequality in access to digital technologies for learning Professional development for educators and related curricula and delivery policy AlphaPlus-IncorporatingDigitalTechnologies.pdf

Learning Together with Digital Technologies: Illustrative Case Studies

June 22nd, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

A report on a short-term project conducted in partnership with four self-selected, community-based, adult literacy agencies in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).  Although over the years we have worked closely with many adult literacy programs across the province, we wanted to look more closely at the realities of using digital technologies for adult literacy teaching and learning. Specifically, we wanted […]

Social Networking Sites and Adult Literacy Learning: Raising the Issues

Social Networking Sites and Adult Literacy Learning: Raising the Issues

November 22nd, 2011 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

AlphaPlus’ most recently published paper, Social Networking Sites and Adult Literacy Learning: Raising the Issues, explores how educators and adult learners might harness the full potential of Social Networking Sites (SNS)  and other social media in the service of adult literacy teaching and learning. Acknowledging that informal literacy learning is occurring in the process of […]

What is in a technology competency?

What is in a technology competency?

September 9th, 2011 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

This technical paper explores the skills needed for the use of digital technology within the context of curriculum frameworks such as the OALCF, skills frameworks such as the Essential Skills, and more generally in the workplace and for lifelong learning. Ultimately, the paper aims to spark a national discussion among educators, program administrators, researchers, policymakers […]

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