E-Learning in K-12 Schools

The Prospects for Disruptive Innovation
A report by Paul W. Bennett

E-Learning in K-12 Schools examines how Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador lost the e-learning initiative, why centralized top-down “21st century learning” visions run aground, and how school system constraints – common to bricks-and-mortar schooling – limit the potential for school-level experimentation and innovation. Its author, Paul Bennett, is the Director of Schoolhouse Consulting in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Read the full report here.

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Atlantic Provinces should join Western free trade deal

In Halifax's Chronicle Herald, AIMS President & CEO Marco Navarro-Génie argues that each of the four Atlantic Provinces should seek entry into the New West Partnership Trade Agreement, creating "a virtual agreement between Atlantic Provinces, adding new markets and a common trade policy with three dynamic co-members of the federation." [...]

Presentation to Senate Committee on Trade

  On May 11, 2016, AIMS President Marco Navarro-Génie testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, in a hearing about internal trade within Canada. In his statement, he recommended that the federal government encourage open borders, and that the Atlantic Province join the New West Partnership Trade [...]

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Media Release: Sinclair Davidson Speaking Event – Cigarette Plain Packaging

  Sinclair Davidson Halifax Speaking Event   Sponsored by AIMS, Professor Sinclair Davidson will visit Halifax at noon on Monday, May 30, to speak on the impact of plain packaging in Australia and lessons [...]

Mention of “E-Learning in K-12 Schools”

In OL Daily, Stephen Downes writes that "E-Learning in K-12 Schools" "captures some of the major problems with the approach in Atlantic Canada, especially the top-down provincially-based organization and management." [...]

Report says NB schools stuck in past when it comes to e-learning

Canadian Press writer reports on Paul Bennett’s policy paper for AIMS, entitled “E-Learning in K-12 Schools: The Prospects for Disruptive Innovation.” The paper details Atlantic Canada's lethargy in e-learning reform. Read [...]

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Teacher misconduct finds disciplinary action often kept hidden

AIMS education analyst Paul Bennett is featured in this story from CBC News: The National. Please click here to see the video.

NSGEU delaying civil service contract vote, again

AIMS Development Director Michael Kydd appears on Global News, discussing negotiations between the Nova Scotia Government and its General Employees Union. See the full story here.

CBC is a “subsidized killer of newspapers,” especially local media

AIMS author Jackson Doughart was a guest on the Ezra Levant show on March 26, 2016. He discussed his article "How we can save journalism: Rein in the CBC," which [...]

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Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesMonday, May 30th, 2016 at 4:28am
Sponsored by AIMS, Professor Sinclair Davidson will visit Halifax at noon on Monday, May 30, to speak on the impact of plain packaging in Australia and lessons that could be learned for other jurisdictions, including Canada. This will be followed by a question and answer session. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to: admin1@aims.ca
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Sponsored by AIMS, Professor Sinclair Davidson will visit Halifax at noon on Monday, May 30, to speak on the impact of plain packaging in Australia and lessons that could be learned for other jurisdictions, including Canada. This will be followed by a question and answer session. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by noon Friday to: admin1@aims.ca
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"The Atlantic joining the Pacific, as it were, may have a salutary effect on us once more and can pave the way of the future toward more liberalized internal trade in the whole of Canada. Finally, we could fulfil the dream of the Founders of the Dominion a century and a half ago, echoed in the words of George Brown: '…the proposal now before us is to throw down all barriers between the provinces.'" - Marco Navarro-Génie, President and CEO of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies
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Atlantic Institute for Market StudiesThursday, May 26th, 2016 at 12:35am
Sponsored by AIMS, Professor Sinclair Davidson will visit Halifax at noon on Monday, May 30, to speak on the impact of plain packaging in Australia and lessons that could be learned for other jurisdictions, including Canada. This will be followed by a question and answer session. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by noon Friday to: admin1@aims.ca.
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"If the Eastern Canadian provinces were to join Western Canadians in removing obstacles to trade, they would strengthen the fabric of our country, develop closer bonds between East and West, and underscore the need and desire to have the Energy East pipeline completed."
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