Innovation

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

E-learning helps telecommunications company TELUS provide training to employees in diverse geographic locations.

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2013-07-31

The Longitudinal Return on Investment on Training to Support Innovation in the Workplace (2010)

This document outlines a project undertaken to determine the cumulative return on investment that diverse types of workplace training provide with respect to profitability, labour productivity, probability of innovation, and the intensity of innovation in the workplace.

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2013-07-31

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

E-learning has changed the way communications company Aliant goes about training its employees.

With a workforce of approximately 10,000 people located around the world, delivering learning programs via the classroom was a timely and costly undertaking for Aliant. But e-learning has given Aliant a way to maintain its commitment to professional development in a cost-effective manner.

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2013-07-24

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

Air Canada is using e-learning to deliver timely, relevant training to those who need it, when they need it.

Employees on the ramp at the airport are critical to aircraft maintenance, passenger safety, and baggage handling. Through e-learning and online knowledge management systems, employees at Air Canada’s Halifax operations have the opportunity to learn and to access workplace knowledge on an as-needed basis.

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2013-07-23

Dynamic Tensions: Balancing our social ideals with the need for revenue (2012)

Presentation at The Centre for Literacy Fall Institute, October 14-16, 2012 in Saint John, NB

This presentation looks at the ways in which two organizations, one based in Ontario and the other in Saint John, New Brunswick, have gone about generating revenue to reinvest into social programs.

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2013-07-03

Uncharted Territory: Can Social Innovation Revitalize Literacy and Essential Skills Programs? (2013)

This paper serves as a primer on social innovation. The authors note that while the concept of social innovation has recently emerged as an approach to address intractable social problems, there is still limited understanding of precisely what the concept means in practice. However, while there is no common definition of social innovation, it does assume a desire to do things differently, with better results.

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2013-06-18

Uncharted Territory: Can Social Innovation Revitalize Literacy and Essential Skills Programs? – Webinar April 23, 2013 (2013)

In this webinar, presented in April 2013, two researchers from Essential Skills Ontario (ESO) offer both an overview of the concept of social innovation, and a discussion of the potential role it can play in Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) programming.

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2013-06-14

Uncharted Territory: Can Social Innovation Revitalize Literacy and Essential Skills Programs? – Research Brief (2013)

This research brief offers an overview of the concept of social innovation, and explores the potential for social innovation to be a force in Literacy and Essential Skills (LES) programming.

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2013-06-03

Performance Based Funding for Adult Education Results: Support for What We Value (2012)

Presented at Fall Institute 2012 organized by The Centre for Literacy

The author of this discussion paper has worked for more than 25 years with adult learners in Massachusetts. She describes her experiences from 1990-1999 as an instructor in a training program funded on a pay-for-performance basis under a legislative act designed to transition people off public assistance and into full-time employment.

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2013-03-07

Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good – Final Report (2010)

The Canadian Task Force on Social Finance was established in 2010 to identify opportunities to mobilize private capital for public good, within either non-profit or for-profit enterprises. The term “social finance” refers to an approach to managing money that delivers both a social or environmental dividend as well as an economic return.

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2013-02-08

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