Useful apps for remote learning offline

May 20th, 2020 by Kate Palbom

To help learners and programs transition to an online-only delivery model, we reviewed our Useful Apps list to find ones that could be used offline on both Android and iOS. Learners can download and use these apps on their smartphones without using up large amounts of their data.  Literacy and basic skills apps to use […]

Tech teaching tip: Two ways to use mobile phone photos in the classroom

February 27th, 2020 by Administrator

Smartphones are everywhere. Restaurants, office, conferences and meeting rooms. So why do some try so hard to keep them out of the classroom? Rather than resist the smartphone phenomenon, try using activities that incorporate mobile phones and devices to create great learning experiences. And what better way to start that than by using photos to […]

Technology coaching client PTP migrates from computer lab to in-class iPad

November 18th, 2019 by Guylaine Vinet

In this month’s technology coaching feature, we’re talking with Pathways to Possibility (PTP) Adult Learning and Employment Programs, whose team recently worked with AlphaPlus coaches to modernize their programs with iPads in the classroom. Why did you reach out to AlphaPlus to bring iPads into the classroom?The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) IT […]

Technology coaching client PTP migrates from computer lab to in-class iPad

 by Guylaine Vinet

In this month’s technology coaching feature, we’re talking with Pathways to Possibility (PTP) Adult Learning and Employment Programs, whose team recently worked with AlphaPlus coaches to modernize their programs with iPads in the classroom. Why did you reach out to AlphaPlus to bring iPads into the classroom?The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) IT […]

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Networked Learning and Change

April 9th, 2018 by Tracey Mollins

Many definitions of blended learning include the concept of Connectivism – the idea that learning happens in networks. Networked learning uses a mix of technologies and interactions to create learning environments where learners are actively involved in the learning process and are encouraged to construct their own understandings and knowledge. Connectivism also means expanding learning […]

AlphaPlus Web Index

November 22nd, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

The AlphaPlus Web Index is a collection of links to resources relevant to adult basic education. It covers subjects such as digital literacy, the integration of technology in instruction and mobile learning.

Multifangled.com

August 28th, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

Multifangled specialises in adult and youth education with a focus on literacy and numeracy and applied learning. Experts in educational practices appropriate for non-traditional education settings, community education, and/or disadvantaged groups. http://multifangled.com.au/wp/

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Learning with Technology: Lesson Plan and Skills Assessment

July 13th, 2017 by Administrator

In a recent technology coaching session with LBS program staff, technology consultant Matthias Sturm worked with a client to create a lesson plan and digital skills assessment tool. The lesson plan and online tool were designed to provide learning opportunities while building the digital and self-efficacy skills needed to complete online forms like assessments and […]

Google Slides helps students develop multiple skills independently

March 15th, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

Prince Edward Learning Centre (PELC) uses Google Slides to help students develop multiple skills independently. Lori Farrington, a veteran classroom instructor at PELC, shares her experience using Google Slides with her learners. Single tool, multiple skills After struggling with PowerPoint, Lori switched to Google Slides as a presentation and collaborative learning tool. To get students […]

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