Podcast – discussing Incorporating Digital Technologies in ABE with Suzanne Smythe

July 9th, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

In our latest podcast, Suzanne Smythe – the author of Incorporating Digital Technologies in Adult Basic Education: Concepts, Practices and Recommendations – talks with Matthias Sturm about the report and the work she has done exploring how digital technology is changing what it means to be literate in today’s world.

Suzanne Smythe speaks about incorporating digital technologies in Adult Basic Education

 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Suzanne Smythe, Lecturer in Literacy and Adult Education at the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, speaks about her report, Incorporating Digital Technologies in Adult Basic Education: Concepts, Practices and Recommendations. Exploring how digital technology is changing what it means to be literate in today’s world, Suzanne looks closely at the impact digital technology […]

The motivation of Francophone adults to use assistive technologies for workplace learning

May 15th, 2012 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

The most recent report, published by AlphaPlus in French, discusses the use of assistive technologies in the workplace and offers an approach to address the needs of francophone adult learners. More specifically, this report on assistive technologies and learner motivation is designed to help improve the instructional design of assistive technologies in order to prepare […]

Donna M. Chovanec and Amy Meckelborg discuss Social Networking Sites and Adult Literacy Learning: Raising the Issues

December 9th, 2011 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Donna M. Chovanec Amy Meckelborg Donna M. Chovanec, Associate Professor in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta, and Amy Meckelborg, Coordinator, EdTech Services Training and Development, speak about their paper, Social Networking Sites and Adult Literacy Learning: Raising the Issues. In this paper, Donna and Amy explore how educators and adult learners might […]

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 […]

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