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August 3, 2018

New digital skills internships connect talent and employers

Ottawa, August 3, 2018 – Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) will help Canadian youth acquire the skills and experience they need to succeed in the digital economy thanks to the brand new Digital Tech Internship program. This new two-year initiative, offered in partnership with the Government of Canada, will allow 440 underemployed recent graduates to connect with local employers and gain hands-on work experience. Funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)'s Digital Skills for Youth program, as part of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy, CICan’s Digital Tech Internship program will provide up to $15,000 to small businesses... Read more
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May 23, 2015

Online Learning in Postsecondary Education: A Review of the Empirical Literature (2013–2014)

Courses that incorporate online learning are increasingly a fact of life for American college and university students. The share of postsecondary students in the United States who took at least one online course has increased every year for the past decade— to a high of 34% in the fall semester of 2012. Even as the prevalence of online learning continues to grow, however, there remains a dearth of rigorous research done on the learning outcomes associated with online and hybrid learning.
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May 22, 2015

A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning

Executive Summary: This report is about three new forces that are converging to break open prodigious learning possibilities. The first force, ‘new pedagogies’, springs from the new learning partnerships that emerge between and among students and teachers when digital tools and resources become pervasive. The second, ‘new change leadership’, merges top-down, bottom-up and sideways energies to generate change that is faster and easier than anything seen in past efforts at reform. The third, ‘new system economics’, makes the powerful learning tools and resources that accelerate the first two forces more affordable for all. These forces are nascent, but we see them... Read more
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May 22, 2015

The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition

Executive Summary: What is on the five-year horizon for higher education institutions? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and educational change steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 56 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition, in partnership with the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). The NMC Horizon Report series charts the five-year horizon for the impact of emerging technologies in learning communities across... Read more
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May 22, 2015

Understanding Factors that Influence College Faculty in Deciding to Adopt Digital Technologies in their Practice

Abstract: College faculty in Ontario are using a variety of digital technologies, at differing levels, in their teaching and learning practices. College administrators are looking to faculty to help meet the challenges associated with increasing enrollment and the need to deliver curriculum to a diverse student population with a range of learning needs who have unlimited access to information and communication channels through the World Wide Web. This research provides some understanding of specific motivating factors that have led many in community college faculty to adopt digital and Web technologies into their teaching and learning practices as well as those factors... Read more
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