// Curtis Hauser

New ideas for downtown careers

With Alberta in need of trained hospitality workers, a partnership between the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and NorQuest College might help fill the gap. The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundat...
// Rachelle Bugeaud

Damn, it feels good to be a gamer

Understanding Video Games has been a popular course among University of Alberta students, but now launched alongside Dino 101 as a Massive Open Online Course, anybody with an Internet connection can ...
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Is a Master’s worth it?

We tell ourselves stories of our eventual success: the thing we believe we will become. Not achieving that success can be debilitating and disorienting. My story about getting my master’s is ab...
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First hurdle: learning English

Largely unnoticed by most homegrown Edmontonians, English as a Second Language education plays an increasingly foundational role in our booming economy. With foreign workers arriving at a steady pace...
No more pencils, no more books ... // horizontal.integration via Compfight

Disadvantaged kids lose out in summer

In a city where there’s the potential to see snow fall in 10 out of 12 months, it’s hard to make the case that our school boards should shorten the summer vacation for everyone and move t...
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Book learnin’ for free

It seems almost everyone has heard of Massive Open Online Courses by now, but far fewer are aware of the rest of the spectrum of open educational resources. UNESCO coined OERs in 2002 and defined the...
The lyrics say it all // Creative Commons

If you can’t beat ‘em, annotate ‘em

Sometimes higher education feels like a zombie-movie cliché. You know that scene where the hordes of the undead are about to break into the protected zone? The arrival of the MOOCs (massive open onli...
The end of the road? // Creative Commons

Preventing jail with diplomas

Although a high school diploma can’t be used as a “Get out of jail free” card, obtaining one might be the best defence against ever needing one, particularly for racialized (visible minority) youth. ...