Position Paper on Blended Learning in Adult Education

March 14th, 2019 by Alan Cherwinski

AlphaPlus supports literacy workers to use blended learning approaches through our technology coaching services, face-to-face and online training, and tech support. This position paper describes our understanding of blended learning, its benefits and how adult basic education programs can be (re)conceptualized using a blended learning approach to best support learner success.

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App Store Tips

February 26th, 2019 by Administrator

Today, there are 2 million applications available in the App Store. That can make it tough to find the right one for your literacy program, especially if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for. That’s why we’re giving you tips, hints, and tricks for finding apps from scratch.

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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 […]

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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 […]

Not Just a Free Word Processor

 by Alan Cherwinski

Google Docs and Sheets Are Tools for Activism and Advocacy Google Docs is more than just a free word processing and sharing tool. It’s a powerful equalizer for advocacy and activism. Yes, you can create, share and edit documents in collaboration with others, but it’s Google Doc’s ability to reach a wide audience instantly that […]

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Create quizzes and surveys for your learners using Google Forms

 by Maria Moriarty

Did you know you can easily create quizzes and surveys for your learners using Google Forms? Our technology consultant Maria Moriarty created this three-minute video tutorial to show you how to: Access Google Forms. Create a quiz. Create mandatory and optional questions. Review and test a quiz. Share the quiz with students and view responses. […]

Create a Google Hangout link using Google Calendar

May 16th, 2017 by Alan Cherwinski

Two-minute video lesson: Create an all-access Google Hangout link using Google Calendar Did you know Google Calendar can generate Google Hangout meeting access links automatically? Many people struggle with accessing the video calls. Complicated instructions, links and set-up times can delay calls and sap collaborative energy. In this two-minute Screencast video, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna, AlphaPlus Technology Coach […]

CLIENT CATCH-UP

 by Alan Cherwinski

What happened after Dixon Hall went digital with Evernote to deliver individualized learning We caught up with coaching client Maxine Brown-Simpson of Dixon Hall to see how moving her curriculum to a digital platform improved learning and her program. Tell us a bit about your program. Our program delivers literacy and basic skills for a […]

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