Evaluation of Learning Technology Initiatives in Continuing Professional Development

The Office of Learning Technologies (OLT), Human Resources Development Canada awarded funding to the Institute for Professional Development, University of Alberta for a project entitled Evaluation of Learning Technology Initiatives in Continuing Professional Development. Funding for this project has also comes from TELUS, the University of Calgaryand the Galileo Educational Network. This project assessed and compared new learning technology initiatives supported by universities and the private sector. The study identified factors that enhance the application of learning technologies. The outcome provided a better theoretical and practical understanding of learning technologies and how they can be used to benefit learners, to enhance organization’s adaptability and to increase strategic partnerships between providers and consumers of learning technologies in today’s competitive environment.

Research was conducted by Dr. Michele Jacobsen of the University of Calgary.

Jacobsen, D.M. (2001). The Galileo Network – Case-specific report executive summary. A Report on the Galileo Network Case Study for the Office of Learning Technologies (OLT) Evaluation Of Learning Technologies Initiatives In Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Principal Investigators: Dr. Bert Einsiedel & Dr. Stanley Varnhagen, University of Alberta.

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