JOIN OUR TEAM – AlphaPlus job opportunity

May 15th, 2020 by Alan Cherwinski

Job Summary

To be successful in this role, you will be required to work individually or within a team to provide direct support and a range of resources to external adult education organizations funded under the Ontario Literacy and Basic Skills Program specifically focused on the

integration of digital technology solutions, and
implementation of blended learning approaches. 

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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