Student Information Systems Pilot Report

May 2nd, 2019 by Alan Cherwinski

An environmental scan of LBS programs indicated that a number of different tools and processes were being used to track data across all three sectors, and while the tools worked, duplication and inefficient data sharing was a concern. Sioux-Hudson, a community-based literacy program, procured and implemented a student information system called Orbund and found that […]

Linkedin Learning Report

May 2nd, 2019 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 […]

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 […]

Digital Opportunities Review

May 8th, 2017 by Administrator

The report details the results of a literature review and a jurisdictional scan funded by the Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund (OHCRIF) in 2016-2017. This project explores what it means to be an inclusive and digitally enabled province, and to support Ontario’s vision for advancing digital literacy skills for those in need. Because of the digital literacy strategy currently under development in Ontario, this research was an ideal opportunity to look at promising policies, programs and practices designed to create an environment of digital inclusion in other jurisdictions.

Lessons Learned from an Analysis of OALCF Use Digital Technology Competency Milestones

October 1st, 2015 by Alan Cherwinski

Full Research Report In 2014-15, AlphaPlus was involved in a research project examining current assessment practices related to the OALCF Use Digital Technology Milestones, the alignment between the Milestones and program learning and reporting trends. Our study concludes that the Milestones and accompanying administration guidelines work counter to the ministry’s objective for the OALCF to […]

Lessons Learned from an Analysis of OALCF Use Digital Technology Competency Milestones

October 1st, 2015 by Alan Cherwinski

With the introduction of the OALCF (Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework) and its aligned reporting system in 2012, Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills programs (LBS) have experienced extensive changes in the way they report program activity and demonstrate accountability.

Research Brief: LBS Program Data

October 1st, 2015 by Alan Cherwinski

This overview of program data from LBS programs in Ontario was developed as part of a larger study that investigated the way that the OALCF Use Digital Technology, and Milestones in general, are used in LBS programs. The data was examined to provide a current program overview and a context for understanding the research findings.

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