Project Spotlight: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at TransLink

PathWise Solutions was very excited to work on yet another great project with TransLink – Metro Vancouver’s transportation network – this time focusing on building a suite of modules on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for all TransLink Enterprise employees. See what we did and how! The Client’s Needs As TransLink continues to expand its … Continued

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Project Spotlight: Climate Literacy in Metro Vancouver

Our region, and the planet, is seeing the impacts of climate change on a daily basis. Metro Vancouver identified the need to help residents increase their climate literacy and build their confidence to have conversations about climate science, climate change and its impacts. We were fortunate to be a part of building a free online … Continued

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Supporting WITS Programs Foundation

PathWise Solutions is proud to offer our support to WITS Programs Foundation, a Canadian charity dedicated to nonviolence in society, safe school and community environments for kids, and providing children with the tools to respond to negativity.

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Seven Deadly Sins of eLearning

eLearning is a quickly evolving medium that can change drastically before you know it, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t rules you can and should stick to! When creating online learning material, there are some grave mistakes easily made that can negatively impact the learners’ experience. In this post, we’ll examine the seven deadly sins … Continued

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Accessibility and Inclusivity in eLearning

As the world experiences an expedited shift towards remote work and learning in recent years, it’s more important than ever to ensure that all possible clients and users are able to receive the full benefit of any given material. In this post, we’ll examine two major factors – accessibility and inclusivity – as they relate … Continued

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What are the different types of Remote Learning?

Workplaces (and schools) the world over have been forced to transition towards remote learning in current circumstances, and as a result, a lot of terminology related to remote learning has been thrown around interchangeably. This can easily be a source of confusion for users and authors alike. In this blog post, we help clear this … Continued

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Remote Work and Fighting the Burnout

As workplaces around the world continue to transition to remote work infrastructure, concerns have consistently been raised about how this may impact overall productivity. Managers are justifiably worried that household distractions will negatively impact their teams’ output. Long-term studies remain to be seen, but odds are that overperformance is the bigger threat to workers’ mental … Continued

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Why We Need Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes are statements designed to help learners better grasp the knowledge they should aim to get from a certain course, activity, or module. Well written learning outcomes emphasize proper application of the course material and how it applies to the leaners’ real world situation. The benefits of using learning outcomes in your eLearning material … Continued

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How to Improve Audio Implementation in eLearning

Incorporating audio elements into your eLearning courses can be a great way to raise the audience’s engagement level. Quiet, empty moments in your course can expose its seams very quickly, whether the material is being delivered live or remotely. In this post, we’ll look at a few different audio options that you can use to … Continued

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Making the Most of PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint, despite its competition, is still the dominant program of choice for instructors and presenters. It offers unmatched accessibility and ease of use, which unfortunately results in endless poor PowerPoint presentations that give the service a bad reputation. In the eLearning field especially, PowerPoint has become a scapegoat of sorts for courses with flawed, … Continued

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Is VR the next step in eLearning technology?

Virtual reality (VR) is an advanced technology used to simulate experiences, realistic and otherwise. It’s growing in prominence as the largest tech companies race to create the most advanced and consumer-friendly array yet. While a growing number of people currently associate the medium with video games and related novelty entertainment, VR got its start as … Continued

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Project Spotlight: Whales in Our Waters

The busier our coastal waterways have become with commercial traffic, the more need we have to protect our vulnerable sea life, and in particular, our whales. BC Ferries and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority saw this need, especially to convey the urgency of whale safety to mariners and vessel operators. PathWise Solutions was approached by … Continued

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Honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

PathWise Solutions is choosing to honour the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 by suspending from working that day. We want to offer our team the opportunity to have time to honour the victims and survivors of residential schools and reflect on how the legacy of Canadian forced assimilation policies have … Continued

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Learning Styles Are a Myth… But What’s the Alternative?

Despite their popularity, there’s no empirical evidence to show that learning styles are valid nor that there are any measurables available to accurately show how much is being learned when learning styles are used. We explore why they’re still so popular despite this, and what you can use instead.  The concept of learning styles (visual, … Continued

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PWS Webinar Recap: File Management Tips for Nonprofit Agencies

As part of an innovative ‘support co-op’ for nonprofit family service agencies in the Kootenays region, PathWise Solutions is delivering a series of skills-based webinars. Learn more about the first in this webinar series, File Management Tips for Nonprofit Agencies, as well as our other work with this great initiative. PathWise Solutions has partnered with … Continued

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Project Spotlight: Heaven Can Wait First Aid eLearning Program

COVID-19 has caused many businesses to have to move from instructor-led training to online learning or blended learning. This is a big challenge for hands-on programs like the First Aid and CPR Training offered by our client Heaven Can Wait (HCW). PathWise Solutions was able to work with HCW to come up with a future-proof … Continued

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What is UX Design & Why Does it Matter?

Making sure websites and eLearning projects meet the needs of their user boils down to effective User Experience (UX) design. In this post, we break down what UX design entails and why it matters.  What is UX? “UX is the web. It is literally all there is. Everything that we interact with in any form … Continued

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4 Tips for Turning Instructor-Led Training into eLearning

You don’t have to ‘reinvent the wheel’ if you have good training content that needs to shift from instructor-led training to eLearning. You do, however, need to adapt that content for a different delivery format. Where do you start? We’ve put together 4 tips to help you as you move through this process. The good … Continued

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Microlearning in a Brave New World

In this post, we explore 6 reasons how and why microlearning can help businesses, non-profits, and schools through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way people work and learn. Many businesses have shifted to having staff working mostly or entirely from home. Workforces are more mobile and more remote. … Continued

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2020: Hope vs Hopelessness and Looking Forward

2020 has been a year of contrasts. On the one hand, we’ve watched the suffering of so many of our friends, community members, and businesses as they’ve struggled and persisted during this extremely challenging year. We’ve also seen the exhaustion that many have felt during this seemingly endless pandemic and hope has gradually been depleted. … Continued

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