E-Learning for the Workplace: Creating Canada's Lifelong Learners – NorskeCanada (2001)

NorskeCanada, one of the largest groundwood paper companies in North America, uses workplace learning to increase efficiency, improve safety performance, and extend the working life of its machinery.

NorskeCanada’s 4,000 employees produce pulp, paper, and container-board at four sites in British Columbia. In an effort to realize better returns and results, the company made a radical change by dropping much of its instructor-led training programs and investing in information and communication technologies (ICT) infrastructure.

The company purchased a separate server dedicated to its e-learning platform and, by using the skills and knowledge of its own staff, NorskeCanada built its own e-learning solution. The company was then able to sell the content, technology, and systems for its e-learning platform to others.

E-learning courses offered at NorskeCanada consist primarily of safety and compliance activities, which require employees to complete online learning modules, then take a short online quiz.

Benefits to the company from e-learning included improved work quality; more efficient and productive employees; better attitudes and greater job satisfaction; enhanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills; and improvements in the use of technology, tools, machinery, and systems.

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2013-08-02
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Conference Board of Canada. E-Learning for the Workplace: Creating Canada's Lifelong Learners – NorskeCanada 2001. Web. 6 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/norskecanada/norskecanada.pdf>
Conference Board of Canada (2001). E-Learning for the Workplace: Creating Canada's Lifelong Learners – NorskeCanada. Retrieved August 6, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/norskecanada/norskecanada.pdf
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