New LBS and COVID-19 website

March 17th, 2020 by Alan Cherwinski

To help us all navigate the challenges of COVID-19, we have started LBS and COVID-19 a Google Site where we hope to share information and resources that will help the LBS community connect and learn together as we navigate this unfamiliar landscape. The website includes: General announcements and updates from the government and LBS programs […]

AlphaPlus Announcement – COVID-19

March 16th, 2020 by Alan Cherwinski

To help contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) AlphaPlus staff have suspended all visits to programs and face-to-face meetings. AlphaPlus remains open and staff are working from home. As always we are here to assist and support you with any questions you may have about using digital technology for program administration, teaching and learning.  Please […]

The impact of Ontario’s digital divide

February 27th, 2020 by Alan Cherwinski

Recently, AlphaPlus completed a research overview based on analysis of the Canadian Internet Use Survey (CIUS) and other information. The overview looks beyond average household internet connections and highlights the way in which income, age and level of education contribute to the digital divide. This ongoing and entrenched digital divide has a direct impact on […]

Client Coaching Story: Enhancing Blended Learning with Google Drive at Niagara College

 by Administrator

For this client coaching story, we spoke with Branne Plitnikas at Niagara College about working with a technology coach to implement Google Drive and Google Keep. How did you work with your coach to assess your program’s digital literacy level? Our associate dean is very supportive of professional development (PD) for her staff. Monika at AlphaPlus supported me in […]

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

 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 […]

See what’s new in our Useful Apps List

 by Administrator

We’ve heard your suggestions about our Useful Apps List. Now, we’ve put your feedback to work to enhance this resource. The updated list now includes more Android apps and gives users the option to browse the Useful Apps List by subject and Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) competencies. Check out the apps recently added […]

Discover Online Integrated Information Technology : A Program by Sioux Hudson Literacy Council

November 21st, 2019 by Guylaine Vinet

The Discover Online Integrated Information Technology (DOI2T) program is a solution by Sioux Hudson Literacy Council created to meet the growing need for exciting and quick digital literacy learning opportunities for adults.  DOI2T practitioners apply creativity-based digital technologies to teach learners everyday life skills as well as the practical skills needed for contemporary jobs.  Learners […]

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 […]

#literacy4all – AlphaPlus co-signs declaration on the eve of federal elections

 by Alan Cherwinski

Statement from a national network of organizations, people and researchers concerned about adult literacy in Canada Choose success – Invest in literacy Our world is transforming rapidly. Trends such as globalization, digitalization and demographic shifts are changing work, communities, the way society functions, and how people interact. In this environment literacy skills matter. Literacy is […]

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