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. The full report is […]

Research Pick of the Day #1

February 8th, 2010 by Maria Moriarty

Welcome to our second annual research mini-marathon” on the blog . This year our focus is on digital literacies and online and distance learning .  Over the next 6 days  we will post a description of an  research report or project from  the U.S.  the U.K. and Scotland  – and a link to the full document.  […]

Tech Tips and Tech Soup….

January 7th, 2010 by Maria Moriarty

Here are a couple of links to great resources to help us all get a handle on technology for learning and teaching –  Technology Tutorials All Around – put together by our old friends at 180 Technology Tips –  is an impressive list of freely available technology tutorials and resources for teachers  on the internet […]

Everything you ever wanted to know about Twitter in education

September 28th, 2009 by Maria Moriarty

Thanks once again to Jane Hart whose invaluable E-Learning Pick of the day is among the very best places to learn about what’s new in e-learning and technology in learning… In today’s update Jane gives us Fifty Terrific Twitter Tutorials for Teachers – this list includes tutorials about Twitter, examples of how teachers are using […]

Twitter… what is it anyway ?

May 5th, 2009 by Maria Moriarty

Like a lot of people ( around 6 million and counting),  I have a Twitter account – I started it out of curiosity, but then I wasn’t really sure what to do with it…until  I found a great short video – Twitter in Plain English created by  the brilliant folks at commoncraft –   here’s  […]

The Digital Divide, Computer Use, Basic Skills and Employment

December 19th, 2008 by Maria Moriarty

The  National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy, in the UK has  recently released a Resarch Summary – The  Digital Divide, Computer Use, Basic Skills and Employment – outlining the findings of a  4 year long comparative study  of  digital skills, basic skills and employment  which was conducted in London, England and Protland, […]

Learning and Technology in 2018

December 16th, 2008 by Maria Moriarty

 Stephen Downes has been an inspiration and a guide as we work on supporting the integration of technology in adult literacy. here at AlphaPlus  In his daily blog OLDaily  he has introduced us to some of the most exciting concepts, ideas, tools and applications – and his emphasis on the liberating potential of technology to […]

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