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 […]

AlphaRoute (Phase 2)

 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

A research report focusing on two basic questions: 1. At what stage of their learning can literacy students begin to be independent in an online environment? 2. What supports do they need in order to do so? alpharoutephase2e.pdf

Evaluation of AlphaRoute 2002-2003

 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

A report from discussions and a survey of programs using AlphaRoute in February of 2003. The conclusions and recommendations section includes ideas on how the potential of the online learning opportunities can be reached. AR_evaluation_report_june_2003.pdf

Learning About Online Teaching

 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

The question was “Will literacy students come if we offer online courses?” The response was “Yes! We received 75 student registrations in just one week!” Learning about online teaching.pdf

AlphaPlus Annual Report 2010-11

AlphaPlus Annual Report 2010-11

July 18th, 2011 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

The 2010-11 Annual Report features our new mission and vision, showcases various initiatives we worked on and announces new projects we will be focusing on in the next fiscal year. AlphaPlus – Annual Report Final – WEB_2.pdf

Finding Our Way: Digital Technologies and E-Learning for Adult Literacy ...

Finding Our Way: Digital Technologies and E-Learning for Adult Literacy …

July 11th, 2011 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Finding Our Way: Digital Technologies and E-Learning for Adult Literacy Students, Educators and Programs Literature Scan: 2005-2011, presents a global snapshot of how technology has been used to enhance teaching, learning and professional development. Given the ubiquity of digital technologies in today’s world and the pressure on educators to keep up, the report explores how […]

Cloud Computing: What is cloud computing and why is it important for Adult Literacy?

Cloud Computing: What is cloud computing and why is it important for Adult Literacy?

June 3rd, 2011 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

Cloud Computing: What is cloud computing and why is it important for Adult Literacy?” is the first of its kind and details how cloud computing can contribute to literacy in Canada. The opportunities cited in the report include: Powerful computing infrastructure and the ability to buy computing software, as needed, over the Internet. For educators […]

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