Adult Literacy Round Table

August 17th, 2020 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

On August 17, 2020, from 7 pm to 8 pm, as Alan Cherwinski and Christine Pinsent-Johnson of AlphaPlus along with Reb Chevalier of Parkdale Project Read and organizer Phylicia Davis-Wesseling, Founder & Program Manager, KGO Adult Literacy Program participated in a Adult Literacy Round Table with Member of Provincial Parliament Jill Andrew. Access the recording […]

Two great new resources about adult literacy…

June 23rd, 2010 by Administrator

I am always amazed by the versatility of literacy workers – although they are often over-stretched and under-resourced they still mange to find ways to produce great materials – Here are two more – from Community Literacy Ontario – Six Online Literacy Presentations – these excellent audio-visual presentations are clear, concise and informative and will […]

Information Technology makes us Happier!!!!!!!!

May 17th, 2010 by Administrator

According to a just released research report    The Information Dividend: Can IT make you “Happier” by BCS  The Chartered Institute for IT in the U.K. ( they’ve been around since 1957!!) – information technology has a positive  impact our sense of well-being  because we experience a greater sense of freedom and  control – most […]

Research Pick of the Day #2

February 9th, 2010 by Administrator

Today’s Pick is… The  Power of Technology to Transform Adult Learning (2009).   This study by the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL ) in the United States notes  that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  predicts that “… 70% of all jobs in the U.S. will require ICT skills by 2016″ (p.iii)   Given these […]

New Adult Literacy Education Blog

November 19th, 2009 by Administrator

The inimitable David Rosen has  a new  blog – Adult Literacy Education – that promises to be a real boon to the adult literacy field.  David is a highly experienced adult literacy educator and researcher  – it will be wonderful to be able to tap into his experience and knowledge on the blog.  For example […]

Teaching and Learning Online

July 15th, 2009 by Administrator

“Online learning is growing because of increased demand, high accessibility, lower participant costs, high flexibility and other factors. Technology is continuously evolving and is providing new and effective methods for online learning and collaboration.” This is a quote from the  Trends  in Online Learning section of the Getting Online web site the latest product of […]

Two great technology blogs for educators

June 19th, 2009 by Administrator

Thanks (again!) to super-blogger Tracey Mollins over at Literacies Cafe– I have discovered these two incredibly useful blog.  Free Technology for Teachers describes itself as A review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them. Ideas for technology integration – it is  a very good  place to go to learn about free technology […]

Twitter… what is it anyway ?

May 5th, 2009 by Administrator

Like a lot of people ( around 6 million and counting),  I have a Twitter account – I started it out of curiosity, but then I wasn’t really sure what to do with it…until  I found a great short video – Twitter in Plain English created by  the brilliant folks at commoncraft –   here’s  […]

The Digital Divide, Computer Use, Basic Skills and Employment

December 19th, 2008 by Administrator

The  National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy, in the UK has  recently released a Resarch Summary – The  Digital Divide, Computer Use, Basic Skills and Employment – outlining the findings of a  4 year long comparative study  of  digital skills, basic skills and employment  which was conducted in London, England and Protland, […]

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