Disruptive Innovation in Education
EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Starting today, teens across Canada can logon to a fun, online platform designed to help them discover career possibilities. ChatterHigh uses a gamified approach to meet curriculum requirements around career exploration. Students are challenged to complete a daily quiz that leads them to surprising insights, through approved partner websites, about their future work. The first national competition launches today at the blendED 2015 Symposium, in Edmonton. More background information available: http://blog.chatterhigh.com/partner-home/
The blendED 2015 Symposium, as the first of its kind in Alberta, is devoted to practical and comprehensive approaches to blended and online learning for educators, technology coordinators, curriculum developers, and administrators from the K-12 sector. “The Canadian eLearning Network’s mission is to foster leadership in e-learning,” explained CEO Randy LaBonte, “Hosting the ChatterHigh National Competition launch at our inaugural blended and online learning symposium highlights the impact technology-enabled learning can have for students and we are proud to support the program.”
Following six successful years in Alberta and British Columbia, the Victoria-based company believes the accessible gamified format encourages students to talk about their future.
Lee Taal, founder and CEO of ChatterHigh explains more, “ChatterHigh harnesses skills students already have, guides them to effectively investigate resources on the internet, and offers them real rewards for their efforts. The National Competition runs six weeks starting today. Students login to a short daily quiz that takes less than 10 minutes to complete. They research and learn about a host of post secondary and career options while teachers and parents see a higher level of interest in the future.”
Partners who support ChatterHigh with questions range from universities to associations and professional organizations eager to share information about possible future work and education. The 2015 National Competition supporters include the University of Lethbridge, Douglas College, and the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC).
“ChatterHigh enables students to explore so many post-secondary learning opportunities,” explains Mary Lynne Campbell, Executive Director of the Alberta Public School Board Association. “It’s a marvelous way for our students to learn more about the range of exciting programs and career paths that are available to them as they continue their learning.”
ChatterHigh – where students talk about their future