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Incubators & Accelerators

Incubators & Accelerators

Governments invest in higher education hoping to see short-term economic benefits in the form of job creation, knowledge mobilization, and increasingly, the launch of entrepreneurial new start-up businesses. In this week’s episode, Ken Steele provides a quick overview of college and university research... Read more

Governments invest in higher education hoping to see short-term economic benefits in the form of job creation, knowledge mobilization, and... Read more

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Increasingly careerist students, at colleges and universities alike, are attracted to work-integrated learning opportunities. This week, Ken continues his series on innovations in teaching and learning with a closer look at Experiential Learning. Colleges like Sault College have been promoting hands-on... Read more

Increasingly careerist students, at colleges and universities alike, are attracted to work-integrated learning opportunities. This week, Ken... Read more

Active Learning

Passive learning methods like lectures, readings and demonstrations remain the mainstay in higher ed, but research tells us that active learning approaches can have much more lasting impact on student learning outcomes. From small group discussions and project-based learning to experiential field schools and... Read more

Passive learning methods like lectures, readings and demonstrations remain the mainstay in higher ed, but research tells us that active learning... Read more

The Death of Lecture

The Death of Lecture

For more than a thousand years, students have been gathering in lecture halls to listen to the “sage on the stage.” But shorter attention spans, new technologies, and empirical testing of learning outcomes have led us to question the tried and true historical “transmission” model of... Read more

For more than a thousand years, students have been gathering in lecture halls to listen to the “sage on the stage.” But shorter attention... Read more

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