AlphaPlus survey on ONTARIO LBS remote learning

June 12th, 2020 by Alan Cherwinski

Attention: LBS Colleagues, AlphaPlus is conducting a short survey to learn more about the transition from predominantly in-person delivery to some form of remote delivery, including communication, instruction and new initiatives. Whether you are a program coordinator, instructor, practitioner or volunteer your input would be appreciated. To thank you for your participation you can enter […]

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 […]

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. 

‘Zoom-in’ webinars

April 9th, 2020 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

In April, we organized one-hour zoom sessions to explore, compare and get tips on various tools you might be using, or considering using, to connect with your colleagues and learners while maintaining physical distancing. The topics, presentation slides and video recordings are included below : Video meetingsWednesday, April 15, 2020, 2 pm to 3 pmA […]

Nouveau site web ABF et COVID-19

March 18th, 2020 by Guylaine Vinet

Afin de naviguer les défis que présentent le COVID-19, nous avons créé, avec les sites Google, la ressource AFB et COVID-19. Nous espérons y partager de l’information et des ressources qui permettront à la communauté AFB de créer des liens et apprendre à mesure que nous traversons ce paysage inconnu. Cette ressource inclut: Des communiqués […]

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 […]

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