New microsite to support digital inclusion

August 10th, 2022 by Christine Pinsent-Johnson

We’re excited to announce the launch of our microsite called The Digital Inclusion Playbook that’s filled with ideas, information and resources you can use to support local digital inclusion efforts. We hope the site builds awareness at a provincial and national level on behalf of all literacy and basic skills (LBS) programs and the many […]

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. AlphaPlus uses this definition […]

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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.

CLIENT CATCH-UP

May 16th, 2017 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 […]

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 […]

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