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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." In our current political climate, it is critical that we keep these wise words from Nelson Mandela at the front of our mi...
Online learning (also referred to as distance or remote learning) has become a hot topic in the education industry in the last decade, with its proponents touting it as a great way to leverage technology to offer students an accessible learning environment.
By Madhukar Pai & Rebecca Weintraub Despite the critical importance of diagnosis, diagnostic testing and laboratory capacity receive much less attention than vaccines and drugs in the global health ar...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.