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OUR SERVICES

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING

With a foundation of 35+ years of management and leadership experience, including 20 years in post-secondary education, Larry White (OOKPIK Services' CEO) has been a practicing curriculum specialist for almost 15 years. He has worked in a variety of increasingly senior academic management portfolios in colleges, universities and the not-for-profit sector. View Larry's teaching and learning philosophy.

If your project doesn't fit anything on this page, get in touch and let's have a conversation. Likewise, if you only want a subset or portion of a project listed below, we'd be more than happy to customise a proposal for you.

CURRENT AND RECENT PROJECTS
 

  • propose and develop curriculum for two online work-integrated learning college courses as part of a program supporting transitions from un/underemployment in Alberta (Articulate Storyline 360)

  • propose and develop curriculum for a 10-course hybrid university continuing studies leadership program (Articulate Storyline 360 and detailed lesson plan development)

  • development of curriculum for a university continuing studies course as part of a province-wide initiative involving seven universities and ten courses related to climate change adaptation and mitigation in British Columbia (Articulate Storyline 360)

  • develop a variety of learning resources related to x-ray safety in the manufacturing sector in British Columbia (facilitator/participant workshop guides, slide deck, toolbox talks, executive briefs)

  • develop an online course related to x-ray safety in the manufacturing sector in British Columbia (Captivate 2019)

  • annual curriculum review for two college continuing studies educational technology programs 

  • ongoing facilitation of four college continuing studies online introduction to business course sections 

STRATEGIC PLANNING
STRATEGIC PROGRAM GROWTH

Are you struggling with declining enrollments and constrained by decreasing public funding programs? Do you want to differentiate your offerings from your competitors? If so, we can help.

 

We work with you to conduct a data-drive program portfolio analysis that capitalizes on institutional knowledge and consensus building in order to make well-informed and strategic decisions regarding program viability.

In our research, consultation and reporting processes, we consider such parameters as:

  • student demand

  • labour market trends

  • competitive landscape

  • strategic fit

  • opportunities for new revenue streams from existing programs

NEW PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
AND DEVELOPMENT

Do you need additional support developing a new program proposal or implementing a recently approved new program? We can help.

 

We have almost 13 years of experience project managing the development of new programs - certificates, diplomas and industry training. Using your well-established model as a framework or recommending our own approach if you wish, we work closely with your team to help you manage the workflow for the entire project or even just a portion of it.

  • conduct environmental scans and needs analyses 

  • develop program proposals and concepts

  • develop program objectives and course outcomes

  • conduct outcome mapping review

  • recommend and/or hire subject matter expert course developers (and provide them with instructional design support)

  • project manage the development team

  • project manage communication flow

  • liaise with other support teams, such as marketing and registration

  • generate final project documentation

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

We work closely with your team and with subject matter experts to design a course, training module, industry workshop and more - all focused on the success of your learners. We follow well-established industry best practices such as ADDIE, Universal Design for Learning principles and authentic assessment throughout our development practice. We can work with you to:

  • create program/course learning outcomes and/or core competencies

  • develop authentic assessments and associated rubrics

  • develop learning plans and activities

  • develop content and learning objects

  • assess resources to support learning

  • propose teaching strategies and plans

  • provide documentation such as curriculum maps, curriculum frameworks and course outlines

  • transition across delivery modes such as in-class, hybrid and online

We will work to ensure that your final product is both student-centred and accessible.

PROGRAM QUALITY REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT

The Program Quality Review follows a comprehensive, bias-free process in which programs are assessed against established quality criteria (from your organization and/or the appropriate Ministry) and your organization's strategic goals and directions. Reviews include:

  • credential requirements and review

  • organizational strategic directions and review

  • professional designation review

  • detailed curriculum review including learning activities and assessments, outcomes mapping and prior learning assessment 

  • program governance review

  • admissions, enrolment and retention review

  • learner experience review

  • program resource requirements review

Our final report includes recommendations arising from the comprehensive review as well as a suggested implementation plan.

ONLINE COURSE FACILITATION

We bring almost 13 years of post-secondary course facilitation experience in credit courses such as Environmental Citizenship, Building and Maintaining Customer Relationships, Leading and Managing Relationships in Organizations, Green Living, Strategies for Effective e-Learning, Introduction to Business, Business Strategies and Sustainability and Globalization.

 

If you need support, even at the last minute, get in touch. Let's talk!