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 […]

Use Chromium OS Conversion Pilot Project to give your old laptops new life!

November 20th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Chromium OS is the open-source development version of Chrome OS, a Google operating system (OS) that Chromebooks use. An entirely free OS, Chromium converts PC computers and laptops into state-of-the-art CloudReady devices that work much like Chromebooks. That means outdated computer systems can be retooled with Chromium OS, including powerful Google Apps and tools. Accompanied […]

How The Literacy Group built a Chromebook laptop lending library for free

 by Alan Cherwinski

AlphaPlus technology coaches can give your old laptops new life with a Chromebooks makeover (part of the Chromium OS Conversion Pilot Project). Check out our conversation with The Literacy Group’s Program Manager, Chris Prosser, about how the Waterloo-based organization is building a Chromebooks laptop lending library for their clients. Q: Why did you decide to engage […]

In conversation with technology coaching client, Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre

September 20th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Ever wonder what our technology coaching services are really like? Check out our Q&A with Jessa Reitsma, Learning Coordinator at Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre, discussing her organization’s experience with AlphaPlus Consultant and Technology Coach, Monika Jankowska-Pacyna. Q: How did having a technology coach help your organization achieve its digital learning goals? A: Monika was […]

DownloadHelper

July 24th, 2016 by Alan Cherwinski

Lorsqu’il s’agit du savoir-faire technique de votre organisme, nous pouvons vous aider à rattraper le peloton, à garder le rythme ou à prendre les devants. Que vous appliquiez les technologies au niveau débutant, intermédiaire ou avancé, nous voulons vous aider à adopter toute une gamme d’outils qui répondent à vos besoins. Ce mois-ci, nous décernons […]

Services d’AlphaPlus : Qu’est-ce que j’y gagne?

 by Alan Cherwinski

Saviez-vous que les services d’AlphaPlus sont en train de changer? Votre organisme peut maintenant profiter de nos services gratuits pour tirer parti de la technologie, former son personnel et améliorer l’expérience des apprenants. Voici ce qu’une de nos clientes, Katie McLeod, coordonnatrice de l’apprentissage à l’Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Center, a dit sur nos solutions personnalisées, […]

Solutions d’apprentissage électronique en action.

 by Alan Cherwinski

Les fournisseurs de formation aux adultes peuvent faire appel à notre équipe de conseillers en éducation et en technologie pour obtenir des services gratuits, tels que l’accompagnement et les évaluations technologiques, qui les aideront à mieux fonctionner. Nous aidons les organismes à harmoniser et à répertorier les ressources d’apprentissage existantes, à mettre en œuvre de […]

AlphaPlus Services: “What’s in it For Me?”

 by Alan Cherwinski

Did you know that AlphaPlus services are changing? Starting now your organization can take advantage of our free, services to leverage technology, train staff, and enhance your learners’ experiences. Here’s what our client, Katie McLeod, Learning Coordinator at Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Center had to say about our customize, client-focused solutions. “They listened to us […]

POLICY PROBLEMS The (mis)use of an international literacy test in Ontario’s literacy system

 by Alan Cherwinski

The Learner Gains Research Project is bringing the Essential Skills for Employment and Education (ESEE) online assessment to LBS programs. AlphaPlus has been keeping an eye on the ESEE practice test pilot including issues, discussions, and the response from our sector. To help keep the conversation going, we are highlighting a new blog called ‘Policy […]

DownloadHelper (Free!)

 by Alan Cherwinski

DownloadHelper (Free!) When it comes to your organisation’s technical know how, we can help you catch up, keep up, or stay ahead of the pack. Whether you apply technologies at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level, we want to help you adopt a range of tools that suit your needs. That’s why this month we’re […]

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