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...

Career Ready Fund & Riipen Delivering Thousands of WIL Experiences for Ontario Students

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.

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 U teams up with Riipen for enhanced experiential learning opportunities

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.

Piloting Riipen at Waterloo: Umair’s Story

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…

New partnership between George Brown and Riipen offers workplace scenario training for students

“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.”

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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