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Become an #InfoSec Professional

August 17, 2020

New data in industry shows that Cyber Security is being taken a lot more seriously ever since Covid-19 lockdowns has forced businesses to establish a remote workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity for hackers and online scammers, creating a great demand Cyber Security Professionals. According to ISACA’s 2020 Global Study 57% organizations are experiencing a shortage of Information Security Professionals around the world.

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Are You Wondering How Your Courses Will Be Running This Fall?

July 22, 2020

Infographic version of this news item Are you wondering how your courses will be running this fall?Applied Computer Education students, your instructors have been hard at work preparing dynamic and flexible online learning experiences as we continue to work remotely due to the pandemic.

Here’s what to expect.


Flexible Learning

Red River College’s flexible online delivery model combines live instructor-led virtual classes, recorded lectures and self-paced materials.

Our commitment:

  • Engaged instructors with an average of five hours per week of live availability and regular access to guidance and feedback
  • Real-time active learning with interactive discussions and group breakout activities
  • Varied self-paced materials including recorded lectures, presentations, videos, podcasts, assigned readings, and notes
  • Leadership opportunities such as presenting to peers and facilitating group meetings
  • Many ways to interact, including exchanges across discussion boards, live video chats, and virtual study sessions
  • Structured schedules for classes, completion of self-paced materials, quizzes and assignments
  • Clear instruction on what to do, how to do it, and how to submit work
  • Assignments that are appropriate and fair in the online environment

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Come Visit Us at DisruptED Future!

January 29, 2020

It’s amazing what can happen in a year and it’s certainty more incredible when you consider the speed at which technology is evolving! Red River College’s Applied Computer Education department has been using technology to simplify education for students and educators alike. Between January 30 and 31st, we invite you to visit us at the DisruptED Conference to find out what we are doing in the areas of virtual reality, project management, and online learning. We’ll be on hand to help you participate in one or more technology demonstrations.
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Business Technology Students Guerrilla Testing Client’s Website

January 29, 2020

Some of the Business Technology Management (BTM) students took advantage of the anticipated traffic at the Exchange District Campus (EDC) Career Fair to conduct a five-second usability test. The students were asked to intercept participants that fell into the target market and ask them to look at their client’s landing page and images for five seconds to then answer some qualitative questions.

The students tested 20 “users” and provided a Tim Hortons gift card as compensation for the participant’s time.

The five-second test is a powerful usability testing tool designed to capture a user’s first impression of a webpage. The test length is purposely chosen as studies have shown that five seconds is enough time for users to formulate an immediate qualitative impression of the webpage without having enough time to begin to focus on specific design elements.

AquaHacking Challenge and Opportunity to Save Lake Winnipeg

January 15, 2020

On January 15, 2020, representatives from the Winnipeg office for the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) delivered an information session on their sustainability campaign to students at the ACE Project Space.  The IISD, whose mission is to champion solutions to our planet’s greatest sustainability challenges, created the AquaHacking Challenge, an initiative and competition designed to attract bright young minds who have the desire and ability to address our most urgent water issues. Read More →

ACE Project Space Hosts Mitacs Lunch & Learn Session

November 21, 2019

Entrepreneurs and members of Red River College faculty enjoyed a catered lunch & learn presentation about the funding opportunities provided by Mitacs, a national not-for-profit organization that builds partnerships between industry and post-secondary institutions to support industrial and social innovation in Canada with the ultimate goal of commercializing academic research. Read More →

Business Technology Management TalentMash – October 21

September 20, 2019

Our third annual BTM TalentMash is brought to you by ITAC Talent, a Division of the ITAC (Information Technology Association of Canada), our Breakfast and Lunch Sponsor: 24-7 Intouch, and Red River College.

The event is set for Monday, October 21, 2019 at CanadInns Destination Centre Polo Park.  We will start the day off with keynote speaker Gord Gibben, followed by breakout sessions with Adam Hendrickson, Ben Goldstein, and Karen Allardice.  Our MC for the day is Kathy Knight, CEO, from ICTAM.  In the afternoon attendees can network and visit our exhibitor booths, followed by a panel presentation.

Attendees will include industry, RRC Staff, and around 200 of our BTM students.  We would love to see you there!

Register to attend as a business delegate here:  Business Delegate Registration