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Posted Wednesday, 03 March, 2021

In any organization or business, the more knowledge you have, the more you can evoke change through education. That’s what Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph, thought before completing the Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization (KMb). She quickly discovered there was more to successfully using knowledge for change.
“Just telling people the information and assuming it will change their behavior is a very passive and ineffective method,” explains Ecker....

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Posted Friday, 26 February, 2021

For more than a decade, the University of Guelph (U of G) has been hosting a unique and growing event—the annual Accessibility Conference . Also known as the A11y Conference, the event welcomes people from the public and private sectors to exchange ideas and participate in meaningful discussions around accessibility-related challenges and solutions.
Conceived in 2008 through the work of the Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee at U of G, there...

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Posted Tuesday, 23 February, 2021

At the University of Guelph (U of G), online learning through distance education (DE) has become a popular option for many students, especially during the current global pandemic. As a leader in online education, U of G is positioned to continue delivering innovative and high-quality online courses.
Online courses at U of G are intentionally designed for online delivery by a team of distance learning specialists in Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd). The team is...

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Posted Thursday, 18 February, 2021

With the area of cannabis cultivation doubling in 2019 alone, there is a large demand for individuals with creditable cannabis production experience, and knowledge of new legislation. Many businesses are in urgent need of educated staff for cannabis production and regulation roles—including harvesters, growers, licensed producers, and researchers.
To help meet this new demand, the horticulture program at the University of Guelph (U of G) was recently redesigned to include...

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Posted Tuesday, 02 February, 2021

OpenEd is the proud recipient of a D2L (Desire2Learn) Innovation Guild Research Grant for an emerging research project: 'Closing the Skill Gap: The Value of Micro-Credentials to Canadian Employers'.
The D2L Innovation Guild is made up of four universities, including the University of Guelph, and is currently chaired by Michelle Fach, executive director, OpenEd. 
Micro-credentials have emerged as a promising, flexible educational option...

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