The impact of Ontario’s digital divide
27 February 2020
AlphaPlus works with partners to:
The disparity of opportunity between those who have abundant digital resources — devices for various purposes, adequate broadband capacity and a network of support — and those who do not reflects social inequalities driven by income, age, education level and race.
At work, as citizens and in their daily lives, people without seamless access to digital technology are less able to:
For example, people who aren’t able to participate in government consultations don’t have their perspectives included in research, which means government initiatives are less inclusive and effective.
Literacy practitioners know that limited access to technology can create insurmountable barriers for lifelong learners in Ontario.
Learn more about the issue of access to technology and what digital exclusion means.Digital Opportunities and Barriers for Ontario’s Vulnerable Adults
24 November, 2022
Conversations. Come to one. Come to the series. But, always, come as you are.
22 August 2022
The Digital Inclusion Playbook is filled with ideas, information and resources you can use to support local digital inclusion efforts.
15 March 2022
The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) contracted Contact North | Contact Nord and AlphaPlus to: Engage and…
28 January 2021
A collection of shareable, free and high-quality learning materials.
7 October 2020
This report, based on a short survey delivered during the last two weeks of June 2020, provides some answers, identifies…
27 February 2020
The overview looks beyond average household internet connections and highlights the way the digital divide has a direct impact on…
12 November 2018
In 2018, AlphaPlus looked at how LBS eligibility criteria and enrolment targets can interfere with…
14 November, 2017
Wondering what the research says about equitable digital access and learning opportunities for the adults…
8 May 2017
This project explores what it means to be an inclusive and digitally enabled province, and to support Ontario’s vision for…
1 October 2015
Assessment Challenges, Contradictions and Inequities: An analysis of the use of digital technology and OALCF…
A blended learning approach is one that extends the application of adult learning principles to meet the changing needs of 21st-century life.