Online Learning

Focus On Online Learning Can Help Boost Ontario Math Scores

Doina Oncel | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Impact
Doina Oncel

With the recent news release, that Ontario students are doing poorly at math, it is imperative to focus on this issue now as it affects not only our current students and schools but our economy in the long run.

The Sharing Economy Is Transforming How We Learn

Martha Turner | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business
Martha Turner

As young people enter an increasingly over-credentialed job market, new forms of qualifications and ways of acquiring them are beginning to gain traction in an increasingly competitive environment. This not only helps candidates better market themselves, but also helps meet the emerging skills required in a vastly changing career landscape.

Learning A Language Is Like Falling In Love

Steve Kaufmann | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Living
Steve Kaufmann

I'm enjoying carrying on an affair with you and really don't expect anything in return. But I know from experience with other language affairs that I get more out of my relationship than I put in. The rewards are personal, cultural and even professional. The rewards are immense.

Virtual Teaching Tools Take Learning Outside The Classroom

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

What does "learning" look like? It's still fair to say that the lecture format is core to many educational programs, but technology is advancing and creating opportunities for technology-enhanced and online learning to be more experiential, more flexible, and more engaging.

How Modern Education is Adapting to Millennial Lifestyles

Melanie Nathan | Posted 10.01.2016 | Canada Living
Melanie Nathan

That the education technology and tools available today are based on the online consumption habits of today's youth is not surprising. According to recent data from Pew Research, 24 per cent of teens are online constantly. Another 56 per cent go online several times a day.

It's Never too Late to Change Careers

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Business
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

What does a university dean's resumé look like? I would guess that most have diverse leadership experience in a number of varied roles. My own work history includes stints as a barista, psychologist, professor, corporate executive and politician -- to name just a few of the hats I've worn during my career.

Six Ways Continuing Education Can Close Canada's Skills Gap

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Business
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

Ask an employee from just about any industry in Canada, and they'll tell you: there is a huge gap between the training required to move up the career ladder and the training provided by their employers. While 71 per cent of employers agree they have a responsibility to provide career management programs for their employees, only 29 per cent actually offer them.

Ditch Your New Year's Resolution Day Is January 17: 5 Digital Tools To Keep You In Check!

Blake Connoy | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Living
Blake Connoy

Did you know this Saturday, January 17 is officially "Ditch Your New Year's Resolutions Day"? Most people start the New Year with the best of intentions, but after returning from holidays and getting back into the busyness of life, resolutions have a tendency to be dropped.

How Technology Is Disrupting Learning

Paul Barter | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada
Paul Barter

Remember a company called Blockbuster? What about Sam the Record Man? Think of those companies and what became of them and their industries in the digital world. Now turn your thoughts to learning. Digital technologies are disrupting it in the same way that they disrupted Blockbuster.

Adventure Based Learning Brings Botswana, B.C. Youth Together

George Agnes | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
George Agnes

I've seen thousands of experiments conducted in my day. But nothing prepared me for the ultimate educational experiment — watching seven youth each run 180 kilometres across Botswana's Kalahari Desert to better understand the value of something we take for granted here in the Pacific Northwest: water.

Online Learning Brings Democracy In Education

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Nikolas Badminton

The advancements in online learning have meant that more and more high-quality education is available to all Canadians and students around the world. In this article I want to highlight some visionary companies that are pursuing education that takes society towards a more democratic approach to education.