July 2016

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Rethinking IT projects: Co-operative labour

Work-Integrated Learning Community Support and Research Portal

In this final post of a three-part series (read part one and part two), I will describe our experience using co-op, as well as the concept of developing a ‘co-op culture’ in a workplace.

Rethinking IT projects: Information modeling

Work-Integrated Learning Community Support and Research Portal

Following part one of this three-part series, this post will define the types of information models that exist and the role they play in directing and managing a project.

Rethinking IT projects: Assessing user needs

Work-Integrated Learning Community Support and Research Portal

Since April 2015, I have been leading the creation of the Work-Integrated Learning Community Support and Research Portal (WIL Research Portal), a project brought to IST by the Waterloo Centre for the Advancement of Co-operative Education (WatCACE). In line with their mandate to increase understanding of co-operative education through innovative research design, this website is intended as a resource for researchers the world over who study work-integrated learning, making all core scholarship available through a single search interface, and providing a forum for people to connect and share ideas.

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