Learning to Learn Online

Briefing #11

COVID-19 Policy Updates 🇨🇦

  • The decline was partly caused by a staggering drop in the cost of gasoline, which fell 39.3% since last April, representing the largest year-over-year decline in the cost of gasoline to date.
  • Though not as significantly, the cost of other consumer goods also fell, including transportation, clothing and footwear, and recreation, education, and reading.
  • Food was 3.4% more expensive as compared to last April, with the cost of some food items like rice, eggs, margarine, and beef rising 7.9% to 9.2%.
  • The cost of paper increased 6% since March 2020, likely due to higher demand for toilet paper.
  • On average, global daily carbon emissions dropped 17% in April.
  • Countries that practiced confinement in response to COVID-19 saw carbon emissions fall as much as 26%.
  • If current economic restrictions were to stay in place until December, total emissions for 2020 could be 7% lower than 2019.

Our Perspective


Canada’s Instructional Revolution: Technology and Policy in a Post-COVID-19 World

Interviews in the Field


Gender, Inequality, and “Tech for Good”

Tulsi Parida, AI & Data Policy Manager at Visa

The Unseen Side of an Increasingly Popular Digital Career: How social media influencers ‘make it work’ in the online world

Katie Crewe, Canadian blogger and certified strength trainer

What We’re Reading


How One Modeler Is Trying To Forecast The Toll Of COVID-19

Talking Points:

Research Visualized

New reported cases by day in Canada — Source: The New York Times, May 21, 2020

Our Research


On the Edge of Tomorrow: Canada’s AI-Augmented Workforce

  • International trends in AI
  • National AI initiatives and research collaborations
  • The role of venture capital and corporate investment in AI
  • Canada’s strategic sectors for AI deployment

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