Riipen Updates

Bringing Work Integrated Learning to Large Classes – Riipen meet peerScholar!

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.

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SFU LinkedIn Learning Case Study

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.

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Riipen’s Summer Conference Circuit

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.

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Riipen and the Canadian Marketing Association Team Up to Deliver Experiential Learning Opportunities to Post-Secondary Students

TORONTO, June 21, 2018 /CNW/ – It’s an age-old question for both undergraduate and continuing education students who are interested in upgrading their skills and/or going back to school, either because they are underemployed, want to advance in their careers or are looking to switch industries. To help tackle this conundrum, the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) has partnered with Riipen to provide opportunities to post-secondary students through live, industry project-based learning.

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Feature Announcement: In-Class Project Library

It's finally here, we're excited to announce the launch of yet another exciting new feature on the Riipen platform -- the In-Class Project Library! This highly requested library was designed to accelerate connections within Riipen’s network of educators and...

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BC Public Service Pilot with BCIC & Riipen: Bridging the Gap

Last fall, thanks to funding from the BC Innovation Council (Innovate BC), the BC Public Service began an experiential learning pilot with Riipen, a Vancouver-based tech startup whose mission is to eliminate graduate underemployment. The company offers a web-based platform that connects students, recent graduates and educators to employers through project-based experiences both in and out of the classroom.

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