About AlphaPlus

AlphaPlus is Ontario’s only organization focussed on helping adult literacy education professionals to incorporate digital technology. We believe that through the use of digital technology in our sector, we can build capacity, create equity and access to learning, and enhance learning experiences. We work as a leader and guide, sharing knowledge and directly helping literacy educators and administrators to integrate technology in innovative ways that increase effectiveness and reach.

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Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) case study: Silver Linings Café

Smoothing the transition to remote learning for literacy instructors When Ontario declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the pivot to remote learning happened very quickly for literacy and basic skills (LBS) practitioners. In Toronto and York Region, …

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Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) case study: Coaching

In early 2020, Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) was grappling with several digital technology issues. Their website had been corrupted three years earlier and had not been replaced.

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2020 in Review: Top 10 Items We Covered in Coaching

2020 has been like no other for our coaching team! It has been busy, hectic —and yes — sometimes overwhelming. Many programs reached out to our team to ask for ideas, support and training in the unexpected and fast shift …

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Resources for Online and Offline Learning

We created a curated collection of shareable, free and high-quality learning materials that adult literacy educators can use to enhance their personal and program collections. We looked for materials that could be copied, printed or posted in online and offline …

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Blended Learning and the Four Cs in LBS

What Is Blended Learning? Blended learning is an approach where educators leverage technology and digital access for learners to create, communicate, collaborate and apply critical thinking skills to construct knowledge in our connected world. The four Cs — collaborative, communicative, creative …

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The Sudden Shift to Remote Delivery in LBS

AlphaPlus recently released a survey report that looked at how people working in Ontario’s Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) system responded to COVID-19 shutdowns in the spring of 2020. Although we weren’t surprised by the main findings, we’re concerned about …

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