Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.

Making the grade?

'October 31, 2013'. Includes bibliographical references. 'While the benefits of strong literacy skills are well established, there is growing concern that Canadians' literacy skills, including those of students attending postsecondary institutions in Ontario, are not meeting expectations. The timing is especially problematic given that strong literacy skills are critical to students as they graduate into a highly competitive and increasingly globalized labour market'--Executive summary. Archived by the Ontario Legislative Library: Nov. 4, 2013

Measuring student success and satisfaction in technology-enhanced learning studio environments

Includes bibliographical references. 'A learning studio is a classroom or specialized learning space that typically features enhanced teaching and learning technologies, comfortable seating, flexible furniture and an open layout. The learning studio concept is gaining popularity in many educational institutions. The increasing use of the learning studios, with the concomitant construction and equipment costs, inevitably raises questions regarding their effectiveness'--Executive summary.

Non-traditional pathways to postsecondary education

Includes bibliographical references. 'News reports warn of an upcoming labour shortage that will be accompanied by high unemployment rates due to a large pool of workers who do not have the skills to participate in the Canadian labour market. Researchers and economists have suggested focusing on training populations of individuals who have historically been underrepresented in the labour market as a way of addressing this upcoming shortage'--Executive summary. Subject(s): Track system (Education) - Ontario. Archived by the Ontario Legislative Library: June 4, 2013.

Non-traditional postsecondary education pathways of adult learners in the Toronto District School Board

Accompanied by: Appendix. Includes bibliographical references. 'Though once considered a marginal aspect of education studies, the unique pathways of adult learners have become a research topic of interest in recent years. Existing studies have focused primarily on either adult learning at the postsecondary level or adult education programs for low-skilled immigrants. For the most part, continuing education has been overlooked as a strategy employed by native-born and immigrant adults for updating credentials towards accessing postsecondary education (PSE)'--Executive Summary.

Non-traditional postsecondary education pathways of adult learners in the Toronto District School Board. Appendix.

Accompanied by: Appendix. Includes bibliographical references. 'Though once considered a marginal aspect of education studies, the unique pathways of adult learners have become a research topic of interest in recent years. Existing studies have focused primarily on either adult learning at the postsecondary level or adult education programs for low-skilled immigrants. For the most part, continuing education has been overlooked as a strategy employed by native-born and immigrant adults for updating credentials towards accessing postsecondary education (PSE)'--Executive Summary.

Ontario private career colleges

Includes bibliographical references. 'There are about 420 registered private career colleges (PCCs) in Ontario - the number is in constant flux. 60% of schools are ten years of age or younger. They serve 53,000 full time equivalent (FTE) students, or about 1 in 15 Ontario postsecondary students. Their overall vocational revenues are in the order of $360M annually. They are mostly small; 70% have total revenues under $1M and average enrolment is under 200.'--Executive Summary.

Ontario private career colleges. Appendicies.

Includes bibliographical references. 'There are about 420 registered private career colleges (PCCs) in Ontario - the number is in constant flux. 60% of schools are ten years of age or younger. They serve 53,000 full time equivalent (FTE) students, or about 1 in 15 Ontario postsecondary students. Their overall vocational revenues are in the order of $360M annually. They are mostly small; 70% have total revenues under $1M and average enrolment is under 200.'--Executive Summary.

Opportunities for non-traditional pathways to postsecondary education in Ontario

Includes bibliographical references. 'This project looks at the educational outcomes of students who participated in the Dual Credit and SWAC program at George Brown College in Winter 2012. It examines the effect of the outreach, transition and retention strategies designed to attract students to the programs and explores whether motivation and academic preparation are related to student outcomes.

Opportunities for non-traditional pathways to postsecondary education in Ontario. Appendicies.

Includes bibliographical references. 'This project looks at the educational outcomes of students who participated in the Dual Credit and SWAC program at George Brown College in Winter 2012. It examines the effect of the outreach, transition and retention strategies designed to attract students to the programs and explores whether motivation and academic preparation are related to student outcomes.

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