Students, educators and parents struggling to adapt to new learning dynamic

With files from Alex Coop and Catherine Morin   What Zhen Zhao envisioned to be a regular visit to his parents in Ottawa has turned into an indefinite stay. A dental student at

Published on: May 20th, 2020 Tom Li

Student survey reveals 95% of students feel mandatory online courses are a bad idea

A new survey from the Ontario Student Trustees' Association (OSTA-AECO) revealed that 95 per cent of the 6087 students surveyed disapprove of the e-learning mandate introduced by the provincial government back in March.

Published on: September 10th, 2019 Buckley Smith

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

5 things to look for in an instructional designer

Instructional designers are the professionals who make e-learning happen. They build the learning modules in your online training software, design and create online courses, and test the content through online exams to ensure

Published on: March 16th, 2016 Roz Bahrami

4 hot design tips for mobile learning platforms

Why travel to a huge campus bustling with students, far from other amenities when you can simply carry a classroom in your jeans pocket? There are three key statistics that suggest to us

Published on: February 23rd, 2015 Roz Bahrami

Employee training: Is this as good as it gets?

A recent Conference Board of Canada release, Learning and Development Outlook, indicates that Canadian organizations have increased their spending on employee training by $17 per employee, modestly reversing a downward trend of the

Published on: March 27th, 2014 Marylka Empey

Apple’s iTunes U surpasses 1 billion downloads

Apple's educational content delivery platform has passed the 1 billion downloads mark in total, Apple announced today. iTunes U has also delivered more than 300 million pieces of content since it became an

Published on: February 28th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Business video search a booming market

For some enterprises, online video has become a vital tool for training, security, sales, marketing and other functions. And along with that growth in the use of video comes increased demand for users

Published on: July 30th, 2010 Bob Violino

New Brunswick teachers receive new laptops

New Brunswick’s Department of Education is serious about building a 21st Century model of learning.  On April 16, 2010 the Department announced that every teacher in our system will receive a new notebook

Published on: April 26th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

New Brunswick teachers give 3Rs a new twist

Teachers in New Brunswick are reinventing education's 3Rs to train students who may one day be the vanguard of the province's tech industry.New Brunswick's NB3 program, which was launched last year, places special

Published on: November 27th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Scouts Canada turns to e-learning to train thousands of new volunteers

For an extra-curricular activity that teaches young boys how to sew and examines proper uniform protocol in empty church basements on weeknights, Scouts Canada is pretty innovative. The organization has been driven by

Published on: November 6th, 2009 Brian Jackson

E-learning course taps global talent to teach vocational skills

Teaching vocational skills to students thousands of miles away may seem like a tall order, but a recently launched project seeks to do precisely that.This ambitious e-learning initiative is drawing on global talent

Published on: September 23rd, 2009 Raul d'Gama Rose

New interactive games make workplace e-learning fun for Canadian employees

Workplace safety, emergency preparedness, hazardous materials handling or the impact of climate change on your business success -- all these seem pretty ponderous topics. But don't be daunted if you need to (or

Published on: September 14th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

“Know-bots” will be students’ best friends at Canadian University

Rather than studying alone – with just text books and PowerPoint slides to help them – students in some of Canada's most remote regions will soon enjoy a more hands-on, interactive learning experience.

Published on: February 25th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod