The Riipen Experience
RECAP: 2019 Federal Budget — funding for innovations to support life-long learning for Canadians of all ages
The 2019 federal budget announcement delivered big wins for education, with funding available for innovations in both K12 and post-secondary education. The budget also provided funding for innovations to support life-long learning for Canadians of all ages. To help...
The Riipen team met Tracy Penny Light at the annual conference of the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) which Tracy (as Board Chair) was hosting at Capilano University last July. This has become one of our favorite...
Earlier this year, the Career Ready Fund (funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities) & Riipen launched an initiative to create thousands of work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for post-secondary students. The goal is to help students across the province gain industry relevant skills and opportunities to develop their professional networks before graduating.
As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time for us to round-up the numbers on some of our successful experiential learning partnerships. This month we’re taking a closer look at the initiatives launched at ACCES Employment and McMaster Centre for Continuing Education.
McMaster U DeGroote MBA Students Collaborate on Industry Projects with Freedom 55 Financial & CBI Health Group via Riipen Experiential Learning
Earlier in November, we had the pleasure of connecting with Goran Calic, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Information Systems at McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business, to debrief on his first project experience with Riipen.
Concordia faculty can now offer their students more hands-on learning opportunities, thanks to a new partnership between the university and Riipen, a Canadian-based educational collaboration platform provider. Faculty have access to Riipen’s web-based platform for project-based experiential learning, which connects educators with industry partners — local companies, community organizations, government agencies and NGOs — to share projects and assignments.
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Over the span of three semesters, Joanne put forth three unique project scopes to be the focus of classroom assignments at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, York University’s Schulich School of Business, and Capilano University.
We recently sat down with Umair Shah, a lecturer at The University of Waterloo’s Department of Management Sciences, a department within the Faculty of Engineering, to find out why and how he brought Riipen into his classroom. Umair’s journey with Riipen began in the fall of 2017, when he partnered with Jane Chomyc at the Centre for Extended Learning (CEL) to pilot Riipen in his large online organizational behaviour class. After several iterations and adjustments, Umair is preparing to launch his fourth assignment on Riipen…
“I’m really excited that we’re able to offer this new high-quality learning opportunity to our faculty and students,” said Dario Guescini, Director of Work-Integrated Learning. “Riipen will give students hands-on experience and career-ready skills as they transition into the workforce — which is exactly what employers are looking for.”
Riipen is proud to announce our partnership with Thales, the multinational company that builds electrical systems and provides services across the industries of aerospace, space, defence, security and transportation.
Let me start this post by highlighting two things I feel strongly about with respect to the educational experience I offer my students… With these points in mind then, I was very interested when I initially heard that the University of Toronto was conducting a pilot project with a Canadian Ed Tech company named Riipen. Riipen represents a new form of work-integrated learning, one designed to fit within traditional classrooms.
Student Snapshot: Senior IT Capstone Project at Boston University What does a successful Riipen project look like from the perspective of a student? This Summer, we connected briefly with senior computer science student Alexis Yang to recap his project experience...
In SFU’s Faculty of Communications and Technology, Professor Fred Lesage leads his students through design thinking processes to identify and solve complex communications issues. In design thinking, the identification of issues and the process to develop recommendations are as critical as the results themselves.
Riipen has been on the summer conference circuit! We’ve been energized by the conversations and communities that are engaging with experiential learning across North America. Here are a few highlights.
July 12, 2018 -- Hannah Deplaedt, SFU Beedie Business Graduate -- During the summer of 2017, my fourth year at Simon Fraser University, I was enrolled in Cross-Cultural Management, a course that helps students understand the differences involved when engaging in...