Business Measures

Business measures or metrics are quantifiable measures that businesses use to track, monitor and assess an organization’s long and short term progress.


Constructivist Learning Theory

Constructivist Learning Theory is based on the idea that participants build on their existing foundation to learn new information. The participants create their own meaning and knowledge based on their experiences.

Flexible Delivery Strategies

Flexible Delivery Strategies are various teaching strategies designed to allow for flexibility of time, place, audience and technology in an educational setting.

  • Alex, J. L., Miller, E. A., Platt, R. E., Rachal, J. R., & Gammill, D. M. (2007). Making the Invisible Visible: A Model for Delivery Systems in Adult Education. Journal Of Adult Education, 36(2), 13-22.
  • Cornelius, S., Gordon, C., & Ackland, A. (2011). Towards flexible learning for adult learners in professional contexts: an activity-focused course design. Interactive Learning Environments, 19(4), 381-393.  (login required)
  • LeNoue, M., Hall, T., & Eighmy, M. A. (2011). Adult Education and the Social Media Revolution. Adult Learning, 22(2), 4-12.  (login required)

Literacy Surveys

Literacy surveys are assessments designed to identify and measure a range of adult literacy skills in order to compare literacy across demographic groups.


Personality refers to individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.

Personality trait change happens continuously into adulthood and can affect how participants learn as they grow older.

Relationship between Skills for Success and social and economic outcomes

The relationship between Skills for Success and social and economic outcomes is that higher levels of skills leads to increases in GDP, productivity, health outcomes and more.

  • OECD and HRSDC (1997). Literacy skills for the knowledge society: Further results of the International adult literacy survey (login required).
  • McCracken, M and Murray, T.S (2007) The economic Benefits of Literacy, CLLRN, Ottawa
  • Murray, TS, Shillington, R and Glickman, V. (2009). Literacy, health literacy and health: Understanding the links, PHAC, Ottawa
  • Lange, J and Murray, T.S. (2018). Literacy Lost: Canada’s Basic Skills Shortfall:
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