ALL CBU STUDENTS – Research Assistant Distance Education


The individual is responsible for researching and documenting information regarding industry needs and trends for new programs to be potentially offered/administered by the Centre for Distance Education. This includes programs similar to ones already present in the industry or new programs emerging in niche fields.


  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Interpersonal skills, with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good analytical and numerical skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • The ability to use initiative
  • Excellent organizational skills; able to meet deadlines
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility and drive
  • Works well individually and as a team member


  • Post-secondary education assessment and delivery experience
  • Information Technology experience
  • Moodle (Learning Management System) knowledge
  • Working towards earning a BA or MBA


Initial Responsibilities:

Information will be collected from various sources. Some examples:

  • Internet research
  • Input from Instructors
  • Input from Students
  • Examining courses offered from other colleges
    • Offering Institution
    • Program Title
    • Program duration in hours & weeks
  • Job trends from the Federal Department of Human Resources
    • Employment rate/outlook, pay scales (if available)
    • Job titles/descriptions for which program will prepare students/graduates for entry-level
    • employment NOC 4-digit code
    • Knowledge and skills most often found in advertisements for this job
  • Industry requirements/regulations
    • Provincial or national examination (if available)

Topics of relevancy:

  • Is the course / module suitable for distance education training?
  • Do we have the human resources to deliver the appropriate information?
  • Is it economically feasible?
  • Is it market viable?

Application Details

Resumes due May 20th to Kimberley Collins]

Kimberley Collins
Director of Student Services
Centre for Distance EducationDigital Arts Technology Training Institute

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