How effective are MOOCs for corporate training?

In an effort to cut costs and speed delivery of corporate training, many human resources professionals are recommending the use of massive open online courses (MOOCs). These date back to about five years

Published on: June 14th, 2016 Roz Bahrami

Watch out for the enemy within

Quick – name a security risk to your business that represents over half of security attacks. Did you think “people inside my business?” Probably not. Yet the 2015 IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index

Published on: April 11th, 2016 Monica Goyal

Five ways to motivate staff to complete courses

Your company may embrace continual learning for its employees and as a human resources professional, you may have helped establish an exciting array of courses to help them grow their skills and careers.

Published on: May 15th, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Corporate training can be a game; want to play?

Instead of corporate training being a chore, Waterloo, Ont.-based Axonify is using gamification to not only make it fun, but help ensure that people actually retain the information imparted. With customers such as

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Bitmaker Labs resumes classes, avoids regulation

A Toronto-based coding school is resuming classes after shutting down operations early last week due to legal risks posed by an investigation by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Following several media

Published on: June 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Duguid says Bitmaker Labs must register as private college

A Toronto-based firm that offers a nine-week computer programming training course must be licenced as a private college, according to a statement from Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities. Earlier this

Published on: June 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

3D software firm wins $9.5 million government loan

A Vancouver-based 3D software firm that has been used in training operations by the Canadian military will be given a "repayable contribution" of $9.5 million by the federal government today, according to a

Published on: June 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Bitmaker Labs shuts down, under investigation for running ‘unregistered college’

Editor's note: Story updated at 8:30 PM with comment from the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities. A Toronto-based Web developer "boot camp" that charged a tuition for an intensive nine-week course in

Published on: June 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Spongelab welcomes teachers back to class

It might be the first day back to school after summer vacation for students across Canada, but Toronto-based Spongelab Interactive is offering to allow teachers to do the same.At least, for a few

Published on: September 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Motoactv offers alternative ‘smart watch’ option to Pebble

As the success of Pebble's Kickstarter project shows, there's a lot of people out there interested in a smart watch that will work as an extension of their smartphone.As of May 3, the

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Tech tinkering key to kids’ IT literacy, experts agree

Hands-on tinkering must replace textbook teaching as the primary tool for inspiring Canada's kids to be the next generation of IT innovators, the leaders of a Toronto brainstorming event declared Wednesday.About 100 people

Published on: January 13th, 2012 Christine Wong

Interactive videos used to teach life-saving skills

What would you do if one of your co-workers had accidentally driven a nail into the face of another colleague? If you’re not sure how you’d react to that perplexing and horrific scenario,

Published on: November 30th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Inclusive ICT rich education needs to expand coverage

New Brunswick is well known for its inclusive education system. The province’s ongoing effort to successfully integrate children with disabilities into the regular classroom is to be lauded and emulated. Unfortunately, some pundits

Published on: January 6th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Do we need to certify business savvy?

IT professionals have demonstrated a willingness to pile up IT certifications. In an increasingly competitive job market, they see them as a way to separate themselves from the pack. But no IT certification

Published on: August 6th, 2010 Randy Dufault