Ramona Materi, President of Ingenia, is an active speaker and writer on learning topics. She has presented at conferences throughout Canada and in Europe and has been published in industry magazines and academic journals.
Here are some resources we thought you might find useful.
Ramona Materi, President of Ingenia, is an active speaker and writer on learning topics. She has presented at conferences throughout Canada and in Europe and has been published in industry magazines and academic journals. Here are some links to articles we thought you’d find particularly helpful.
Media and Learning: The Debate Do people learn better online or offline?
This paper reviews the educational debate that's been going on for more than 25 years.
Note: Professor Richard Clark, one of the authors reviewed, read the paper and sent the following comments: “I read with interest your review of my work on learning from media and the comparison with Kozma's views on your web site (one of my students pointed it out to me). You can imagine that I've seen many such reviews over the years - but I wanted you to know that your review is, in my view, exceptional. Few of the people who have tried to summarize this debate have been as accurate, fair and succinct as your "Media and Learning" piece.”
A Conversation with Ruth Clark
Thoughts on effective e-learning design, from well-known author and instructional designer, Ruth Clark.
A Conversation with Clark Aldrich
Interested in gaming and learning?
Clark Aldrich is a guru with lots of useful insights.
Choosing Web Based Training Software
Many companies think about designing a Web Based training course.
Ingenia Consulting has authored numerous reports and tools. Here are a selection available to the public.
Sample Ingenia Report - Client CWS
Ingenia conducted primary and secondary research on workforce adjustment practices across Canada and Internationally for the Centre for Workplace Skills. This report provides best practices and case studies on assisting workers who face job loss.
Sample Ingenia Project - Client MiHR1
As part of a project for the Mining Industry Human Resources Council, Ingenia created a redeveloped transition kit to support employees at closure of a mine. Here is a sample from that kit, Module 2, which provides guidance for transitioning workers; helpful to anyone facing job loss in any industry.
Sample Ingenia Project - Client MiHR2
Ingenia developed a list of non-technical skills needed for high demand managerial occupations in mining and provided a cross-sectoral skills matrix relating these competencies to those required in other industries. This report for the Mining Industry Human Resources Council also included cases studies regarding managers who had transitioned into mining.
Sample Ingenia Report - Client NTL
BC Hydro's Northwest Transmission Line will enable major economic development in Northwest British Columbia. Ingenia was retained to develop a Human Resource Strategy for the region. Reviewing existing research, supplementing with additional research, a survey, interviews and information meetings, and in consultation with a 16 person steering committee, Ingenia created an action-oriented strategy to address the anticipated skilled labour shortage.