ALTA Online

What is ALTA Online?

ALTA Online is an interactive, web-based programme of literacy instruction built around Caribbean life skills content and designed for independent use by persons aged 9 and over.

ALTA Online Features

Online learning provides new opportunities and the following features have been added to the successful ALTA learning model:

Independent learning

Students navigate their learning experience and work at their own pace. With an internet-enabled device, a student can access their learning at any time from any location.

Built-in individualized review of key skills

Artificial intelligence detects where the student made errors to present matching review activities for phonics, sight words and spelling. 

Student progress and performance system

This tracks student progress through each lesson, and for scored activities, tracks performance by literacy skill. The system continuously monitors student’s performance and correct responses. Student responses get immediate feedback with audio praise and a green tick if correct. 

Re-do options to attain mastery

Students can click on any activity they have done to repeat it. The application also has an intelligent re-do feature which guides students to re-do activities with low scores.

Student progress page

Progress is displayed as a bar chart and performance is shown via gold, silver and bronze medals. Students see at a glance their progress and performance in each literacy skill area.

Assessment Book

Literacy level is determined by the ALTA Online Assessment Book. This book usually takes about half an hour to complete, though this varies depending on familiarity using a computer, as well as the user’s literacy level.  


Online provides e-certificates in printable format when the level is mastered.

Teaching Approach

In converting classroom content to the interactive screen format, ALTA has maintained the integrity of our teaching methods tried and tested in the community and Youth Lit classrooms: 

  • Learner-centered approach with content relevant to students’ lives and selected to foster essential life skills, self-esteem, tolerance and social cohesion
  • Sequential explicit teaching of phonics, reading and spelling skills using methods developed for teaching dyslexics 
  • Use of directed discovery approach to build critical thinking 
  • Continuous assessment instead of tests, with certificates awarded based upon mastery of skills 
  • Games to make learning fun 


  • Desktop or laptop PC   
  • Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser (ALTA Online has been extensively tested on these browsers)  
  • Reliable internet connection 
  • No microphone required

If you or anyone you know is interested in signing up for ALTA Online, call 624-2582 or email for more information on how to get started.

For schools interested in sponsored implementation of ALTA Online, fill out the application form below:


Republic Bank- Main sponsor for ALTA Online development
Mickel Williams recounts how ALTA Online inspires him

Scotiabank– sponsors of ALTA Online in East Port of Spain

Unicomer – sponsors of ALTA Online at Todd’s Road ICT Centre

ANSA McAL– sponsors of ALTA Online at Mucurapo West Secondary School