Defining Essential Digital Skills in the Canadian Workplace: Final Report

July 26th, 2011 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

The WDM – Consultants, Chris Chinien. Ph.D. and France Boutin, Ph.D., carried out a study on behalf of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), designed to re-examine the existing concept of computer use as one of the nine Essential Skills and to make adjustments to more fully reflect the changing skills needs of Canada’s knowledge-based economy.

Finding Our Way

July 12th, 2011 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

AlphaPlus’ most recently published report, Finding Our Way: Digital Technologies and E-Learning for Adult Literacy Students, Educators and Programs Literature Scan: 2005-2011, makes a compelling case for the potential impact of technology in teaching adult literacy. Focusing on the adult literacy sector, it explores the transformational power of technology in teaching and learning and how it can impact training and professional development. We encourage you to share the information in the report with your network, and to send us your feedback

Click here to download the report in PDF and/or watch a short introduction below.

Rory McGreal discusses cloud computing and why is it important for adult literacy

June 21st, 2011 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Rory McGreal, Associate Vice President of Research at Athabasca University and UNESCO/COL Chairholder in Open Educational Resources, discusses the report What is cloud computing and why is it important for Adult Literacy. Rory co-authored this recent AlphaPlus publication with Griff Richards, Associate Professor of Distance Education and Director of the Technology Enhanced Learning Research Institute […]

Research report on cloud computing is now available on our website

June 9th, 2011 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

As we enter the “smart” age, smartphones are becoming ubiquitous and free Internet is becoming available in many public places. This new landscape paves the way for the power of Cloud Computing and its potential impact on Adult Literacy. Cloud Computing and a number of other opportunities are discussed in AlphaPlus’ recently published report, Cloud Computing: What is Cloud Computing and Why is it Important for Adult literacy? 

Research Pick of the Day #2

February 9th, 2010 by Administrator

Today’s Pick is… The  Power of Technology to Transform Adult Learning (2009).   This study by the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL ) in the United States notes  that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  predicts that “… 70% of all jobs in the U.S. will require ICT skills by 2016″ (p.iii)   Given these […]

The Digital Divide, Computer Use, Basic Skills and Employment

December 19th, 2008 by Administrator

The  National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy, in the UK has  recently released a Resarch Summary – The  Digital Divide, Computer Use, Basic Skills and Employment – outlining the findings of a  4 year long comparative study  of  digital skills, basic skills and employment  which was conducted in London, England and Protland, […]

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