Educational technology

Refining the Learning Process in Newfoundland: E-Learning Innovation at North Atlantic (2001)

E-learning is helping the North Atlantic oil refinery on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula keep up with rapidly changing technology and regulations.

The refinery processes 105,000 barrels of oil a day and is closer than any other refinery in North America to international sources of crude oil in the North Sea, West Africa, and the Arabian Gulf.

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2013-09-13

Early Off the Mark: RBC Financial Group's E-Learning Track Record (2001)

E-learning provides the solution to the time challenges faced by busy employees at RBC Financial Group.

RBC’s human resource strategy has shifted from classroom-based learning to workplace learning, self-directed learning, and learning activities mapped to general competencies. At the same time, RBC Financial Group’s self-directed learning and blended learning use both e-learning and classroom delivery.

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2013-09-12

Commitment and Communication: Ceridian's E-Learning Success (2001)

Since 1999, Canada’s leading employer services company, Ceridian, has used e-learning to provide training to employees scattered over a broad geographical area.

Ceridian provides payroll and human resource management solutions to businesses of all sizes. About 16 per cent of the Canadian workforce is paid through Ceridian payroll services.

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2013-09-11

Using E-Learning to Build Governance Capacity in the Yekooche First Nation: A Case Study of the Yekooche Learning Centre (2010)

In 1995, the Yekooche First Nation, a small and remote community in British Columbia, began treaty negotiations leading to self-government. This document describes a research project undertaken to help the Yekooche First Nation develop an approach to community-based training that would enable members to assume self-government responsibilities once their treaty was ratified.

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2013-07-29

International e-learning strategies: Key findings relevant to the Canadian context (2006)

This study, prepared for the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL), has two main purposes: to examine major international initiatives in the field of e-learning; and to suggest a possible framework for a Canadian e-learning strategy.

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2013-07-03

The Video Game Debate: Bad for Behaviour, Good for Learning? (2009)

Lessons in Learning – November 18, 2009

The authors weigh the arguments for and against video games as learning tools for children.

They note that unrestricted use of video games can harm students’ academic performance and, depending on the type of game, lead to aggressive behaviour. However, they point to studies showing that video games can teach players problem-solving skills and encourage creativity.

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2012-02-22

Abracadabra: A study in the development, implementation, and effectiveness of a web-based literacy resource (2009)

This report describes research designed to explore the effectiveness of the ABRACADABRA (ABRA) web-based literacy system. The project involved more than 400 students in kindergarten to Grade 2 in classrooms in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

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2012-02-21

Effective literacy strategies for immigrant students (2009)

Lessons in Learning – September 23, 2009

The authors of this document discuss some of the findings of a study commissioned by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada to examine the academic performance of young immigrants whose first language is neither English nor French.

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2012-02-10

Guide to Effective Technologies and Tools for Providing Online Staff Training (2011)

This guide is the result of a research project undertaken by Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) to find out more about effective technologies used for providing staff development and training both within the Employment Ontario delivery network and within the broader education and training sector.

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2011-09-30

Compendium of Adaptive Technologies (2011)

A resource guide for adult educators

This resource guide is designed to help adult educators discover and sort through the adaptive technology that is available to help people who have learning disabilities or other challenges that affect their learning.

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2011-09-07

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