Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey

December 20th, 2011 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Statistics Canada just published Literacy for Life: Further Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey, the second report from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey. The report presents additional results on the nature and magnitude of the literacy gaps faced by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries and how these gaps have evolved over the medium term.

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? 

Literacy in Canada

March 25th, 2010 by Administrator

Literacy is one of the four pillars of lifelong learning set out in The  Council of Ministers of Education of Canada (CMEC )  LEARN 2010 framework  released in 2008. CMEC has just released a Progress Report on Literacy 2009. The report highlights literacy activities and events across Canada. It’s a very interesting  virtual  tour of the country to […]

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 […]

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