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

1:1 computer model for students gains international approval

“The world is finally accepting the inevitability of the 1:1 computer model in the classroom.” Bruce Dixon, a globally renowned learning visionary, made this pronouncement at a conference in Vienna, Austria on February

Published on: March 5th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

21st Century learning competencies: What are they and how must public education adapt?

In our opening article we asked “Is public education fading in relevance to today’s young learners?” And we invited readers to join and participate in the journey of the Anglophone sector of public

Published on: January 20th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian digital gaming industry on a roll with new companies, jobs

An independent 2009 games sector census reveals a thriving industry in Canada with new development studios and job opportunities. The U.S. games industry, meanwhile, has shown marginal growth since 2008. The U.S. game

Published on: January 5th, 2010 Alex Wawro and Joaquim P. Menezes

Computer graphics professionals a happy bunch, survey shows

A recent survey paints a picture of computer graphics (CG) professionals as energetic and happy folk who realize they need to take responsibility for their own development to secure continuous employment.The survey –

Published on: December 4th, 2009 Digital Arts Staff

Exploited IT workers will ‘jump ship’ when recovery comes

IT professionals asked to do more work for less pay and fewer benefits might be able to forgive their employers' financial choices, but industry watchers say high-tech workers won't soon forget being treated

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Denise Dubie

Top tips to energize and motivate burned out employees

In his many years in IT, Robert Rosen has had to lay off employees, implement hiring and pay freezes and oversee other budget-cutting measures that impact staff. And, like other executives in similar

Published on: November 18th, 2009 Mary K. Pratt

Good reasons why video games are great for the workplace

Computer games are good, right? They're stimulating, challenging and fun. Just keep them out of the workplace. That's what we've always been told, even though "stimulating, challenging and fun" are things the work

Published on: November 10th, 2009 Bart Perkins

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

Star wars offers real world lessons in managing your career

It's been really difficult using the Force to convince your HR manager or boss to see things your way: Your threats of turning fellow workers to the Dark Side sound hollow and that

Published on: October 30th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Free online game trains managers to unlock immigrant talent

Facebook may be blamed for lost productivity at many companies, but a game that imitates it promises to help train managers on how to work with immigrants. TalentNetis a free and educational game

Published on: October 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Hot IT job areas in a recession ravaged market

Pickings remain pretty slim in the recession-ravaged Canadian IT jobs market, but there could be a few gems for those who know what to look for.Companies haven't exactly flung their doors wide open

Published on: September 10th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Six smart and cost-effective ways to train employees

Christina Hanger is chief operating officer at Worksoft Inc., a small, entrepreneurial software company in Addison, Texas. She has never had a big training budget, yet she acknowledges that a highly skilled technical

Published on: August 12th, 2009 Mary K. Pratt

Tech firms partner with Ottawa schools to battle IT talent crunch

David Dapaah and his gang descend on the BlackBerry smartphone on the table with one intent- crack it wide open and spill its guts out. Just as they've done with the desktop PC,

Published on: June 9th, 2009 Nestor Arellano