[INTERVIEW] Foundations of Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism – Online Course

2024-05-07T11:36:53-04:002024/05/07|Articles, Case Study, Learning, Society|

In a world where inequality echoes and continues reverberating, education remains a powerful tool for enlightenment and change. We are proud to introduce a transformative online course we helped design to challenge perspectives, dismantle prejudices, and promote a deeper understanding of racism and anti-racism. Join us as we delve into a vital conversation with Dr. Delia D. Douglas, the Director of the Office of Anti-Racism at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, and the leading subject matter expert of the course.

The Crucial Role of Sexual Violence Awareness Training in Universities

2024-02-29T10:33:28-05:002024/02/29|Articles, Case Study, Doru Lupeanu, Learning, Society|

In an age where conversations around consent and gender and sex equality are more prominent than ever, the implementation of Sexual Violence Awareness Training in universities has become not just relevant but necessary. In Canada, the approach to mandating sexual violence awareness training and implementing policies in universities varies by province, reflecting diverse legal frameworks and institutional responses. However, these programs are pivotal in promoting a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus environment for all students and staff.

Upskilling workforce: 5 key areas to focus on

2023-06-22T11:34:48-04:002023/06/22|Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Society|

At a time when the labour market is in a state of transformation, every company should ensure that it implements an ongoing strategy to enhance the skills and knowledge of its employees. When properly designed and deployed, this initiative usually results in an overall increase in productivity, innovation, and performance. Moreover, by demonstrating a commitment to the professional development of its employees, a company stimulates employee engagement, job satisfaction and loyalty. Without further ado, here are five non-comprehensive key areas a company should focus on when aiming to upskill its workforce.

Education – Artificial Intelligence and 2023 trends

2023-01-11T15:31:04-05:002023/01/11|Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Society, Technology|

A new year is starting to unravel itself. With it, the usual listicles of trends and prognoses about the future of different aspects of our lives are beginning to be abundant. With a focus on education, and instead of going down the usual path of what 2023 could have in store for us, I decided to focus on one aspect that started to make its presence felt and which, most likely, will continue to impact the way we learn and teach. However, there's a catch to my limitation to one subject article – bear with me.

A Mini Guide to Universal Design in Learning

2022-10-19T10:23:34-04:002022/10/19|Catherine Meilleur, Learning, Society|

There is a growing concern about being inclusive in different spheres of society, including education. You may have heard the terms "universal design," "universal design in education," and "universal design for learning," or their abbreviations UD, UDE and UDL. Do you know what these terms actually mean and how they differ?

5 Hopes for Our Tech Lives During A Pandemic

2022-01-26T15:44:34-05:002022/01/26|Antonia Tripa, Articles, Society|

With the new year well in place, curfews, isolation periods, schools, and offices closed, the thoughts on what the future will bring for our field of Educational Technology need to be reflected upon in a context of a pandemic. There is a clearer physical and mental health need to review our gear for our new offices at home. Our job definitions are currently morphing at the same time as our working conditions, and it seems as though we won’t have to wait as long to see the new generation of jobs that were never to be conceived before.

2022 learning and elearning trends

2022-01-13T15:33:55-05:002022/01/13|Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Learning, Society|

While most of the elements discussed in this article are a continuation of efforts made in the previous years, we can look at 2022 under the umbrella of "nothing changes except our need to change." In other words, as an industry in general, education is a slow-moving steamboat hard to steer but one that, once reaching fast waters, is in dire need of suitable strategies.

Tough Conversations in The Workplace and How to Handle Them

2021-10-27T13:23:55-04:002021/10/27|Articles, Society, Stephanie Trott|

Whenever we feel the need to address our colleagues or bosses about changing their behaviour, or doing something they ignore, it could be considered a tough conversation. However difficult these conversations might be, they are part of a workplace reality and finding the best words to make the conversation go as smoothly as possible is not always easy.

First Digital Profile of Quebecers with Disabilities

2021-07-07T10:33:43-04:002021/07/07|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Society, Technology|

For the first time, the NETendances survey, which draws up a digital profile of Quebecers each year, focused on adults with disabilities. The notion of disability used in this context included any difficulty of a hearing, visual, cognitive, physical or psychological nature as well as any other long-term health problem. Of the 12,000 Quebecers aged 18 and over interviewed for the full survey, 3,743 had at least one of these difficulties.

Universal Design Principles and Their Application in Education

2021-08-05T14:42:56-04:002021/06/17|Articles, Erika Giraldo, Learning, Online, Society|

It is vital to fully understand that integrating accessibility principles in online learning is not an easy fix; it requires proper modelling. Furthermore, accessible instruction does not simply consist of telling professors what accessibility is and expect them to do it all on their own; it is about inclusion and the benefits it can bring to all students in a class.

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