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Learn together! Join AlphaPlus eNet

September 23rd, 2021 by Tracey Mollins

How can adult literacy instructors preserve the best elements from last year’s pivot to online teaching? The answer may lie in AlphaPlus’s Educator Network (eNet) . “Right now, blended learning is top of mind because the pandemic forced many literacy educators to try new approaches and technologies,” says Guylaine Vinet from AlphaPlus. Educators who worked […]

Initial Survey Results: COVID-19 Response Survey

September 8th, 2020 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

This spring, our sector made a sudden shift to communicating, working, and teaching online. As LBS programs made the transition to remote delivery, we realized this was an opportunity to learn more about how our sector was working and adapting to this unprecedented and unplanned change. What were their new priorities and how were those […]

Watch Us in a Town Hall Session With MPP Jill Andrew

August 12th, 2020 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

This August, Alan Cherwinski and Christine Pinsent-Johnson represented the AlphaPlus team during an adult literacy roundtable discussion with Jill Andrew, MPP for Toronto–St. Paul’s. They were joined by Reb Chevalier of Parkdale Project Read and organizer Phylicia Davis-Wesseling, founder and program manager of the KGO Adult Literacy Program. Together, the group discussed how the COVID-19 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

September 13th, 2019 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 […]

Linkedin Learning Report

 by Alan Cherwinski

To explore the ways that LinkedIn Learning might fit into individual professional development plans for LBS managers and instructors, we engaged 10 English-speaking participants from community-based programs to collaborate on our research. Read the report to see what we learned about how LBS practitioners are learning in order to strengthen their practice and better support […]

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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 […]

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