DeckChair to provide Seneca College with e-learning assessment technology

Seneca College awarded $2.3 million in federal research funding to improve aviation education in Canada

TORONTO, Dec. 1 /CNW/ - It was announced last week by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) that Seneca College would receive $2.3 million over five years as part of the College and Community Innovation Program (CCI). With a projected global shortage of pilots on the horizon, Seneca College and its industry partners are committed to developing tools that can help Canadian flight schools compete in the world marketplace.

DeckChair Learning Systems, an online learning company, will provide e-learning and assessment technology to Seneca's renowned School of Aviation and Flight Technology research team. The multi-year project will investigate innovative simulation technologies to train and test pilots.

CCI is a joint initiative of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

About DeckChair

DeckChair is a Canadian online learning company that helps instructors teach more effectively resulting in improved learning for students. Their system integrates learning psychology with advanced technology and identifies gaps in learning, automatically creates individualized tutoring, and measures students' achievement. DeckChair was created to commercialize advances in computer-supported learning developed at The University of Toronto. Their services are endorsed by the President of the University of Toronto, supported by MaRS (Ontario's leading-edge commercialization facility) and TIG (The Innovations Group at University of Toronto) and have twice been awarded funds by the Ontario Centres of Excellence.


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