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  • 23 May 2017 11:47 AM | Mollie O'Neill (Administrator)
    Mollie O'Neill, Board Chair of CeLEA – the national association for the eLearning/digital industry in Canada – is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Laurelle Jno Baptiste (Vocalmeet), and Susan Hurrell (Neovation) to the Board of Directors. Dr. Baptiste and Ms Hurrell both bring marketing and technical expertise to the Board.

    Dr. Laurelle Ino BaptisteDr. Laurelle Jno Baptiste is a leader in eLearning and association management solutions and technology.
    Susan HurrellSusan Hurrell has over a decade of experience in marketing/ business development for eLearning/SAAS software and other online services.


    CeLEA expresses sincere appreciation to the two retiring Board members. Claude Martel (EduConsillium) and Gary Stairs (Stellar RHL & First Mobile Education) were founding members of CeLEA and each of them has served as Chair of the CeLEA Board.


  • 25 Mar 2017 1:36 PM | ADMIN . (Administrator)

    The CNIE (Canadian Network for Innovation in Education) 2017 conference from May 17 to 19, 2017 in Banff, Alberta  is an opportunity for the private sector to network with researchers and university faculty who explore innovation in the use of technology in education.

    Two of the presentations have been initated through the CeLEA network. A member of the CeLEA board will also be a judge on the awards committee for excellence in instructional design.

    Those who attend the CNIE conference will receive a one-year full membership in CeLEA. Registration for CNIE conference

    There are also sponsorship opportunities, from $500 - $5,000, all of which provide a vendor table. Sponsorship is an excellent opportunity for  firms to connect with potential university clients from all provinces. Sponsorship package

  • 21 Sep 2016 1:34 PM | ADMIN . (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Robert Martellacci, President and founder of  Mindshare Learning Technology, from the CeLEA community. Robert is a Director of CeLEA and devotes many hours to promoting the Canadian eLearning industry. We appreciate all your work Robert!

    MindShare Learning Technology — Canada’s leading EdTech strategy, news & events company was named the recipient of the Special Chair’s Global Best Partnership Award 2016 in Oslo, Norway.

    The announcement was released by the Conference Board of Canada and the International Education Business Partnership Network (IPN). The award recognizes MindShare Learning Technology and its strategic partner 21st Century Learning Associates for its innovative approach to bringing key partnership stakeholders together. This approach achieves meaningful learning impacts on a national and international scale with the creation of C21 Canada–Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation.
  • 19 Sep 2016 6:49 PM | ADMIN . (Administrator)

    Event in Toronto on October 6, 2016

    McDonaldization: Fast Food Meets Rapid ELearning Tools

    To register:

    There is no charge for this event.


    David Langlotz is a Certified Training and Development Professional  with almost 25 years’ experience in education and training.  In addition to the CTDP, he holds a Masters’ Degree in Applied Social Psychology (University of Guelph) and certificates in Adult Learning (Humber College) and e-Learning Design (Association for Talent Development).  An entertaining and thought-provoking presenter, David has facilitated sessions across Canada, as well as in England, Germany, Taiwan and China.

    Location:  Young Room, 28th Floor, TD Tower, 66 Wellington St. West Toronto

    Time: 5PM to 7 PM; Presentation begins at 5:20PM

    This event is presented by eLated, an informal group of professionals (managers, designers, writers, IT ) interested in keeping up with what is new in the eLearning industry and networking with others in the industry. ELated has been in existence for about 10 years.

    Register early because there are only 31 seats available.

  • 06 Sep 2016 5:22 PM | ADMIN . (Administrator)

    Sessions for decision-makers and executives in the book publishing,
    film, television, interactive digital media, magazine and music

    OMDC Digital Dialogue Breakfasts:
    Session 3: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    Session 4: TBD


    Register Now <>

    SESSION 3 - How Big is Your Data? Using Analytics to Understand Your

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

    Registration and light breakfast: 8:30 am to 9:00 am
    Panel: 9:00 am to 10:00 am

    789 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto ON, M4W 2G8

    Leaders in content creation from across the film, TV, interactive
    digital, music, book and magazine publishing industries as well as key
    creative financiers, venture capitalists, media buyers, and technology

  • 10 Aug 2016 12:04 PM | Mollie O'Neill (Administrator)

    People in the elearning / online sector appreciate news from CeLEA. Over 40% open the emails and about 20% click-through the links for more information. The average click-through rate on websites is less than 1%.

    Recent emails blasts included notice of a job posting, a link to a leadership mentorship program, a reminder that the list of eLearning conferences around the world had been updated and a link to university courses for designing online assets.

    Sign-up for the emails by clicking on the Membership tab and select the option that best fits your needs. Some options are free but only the paid memberships provide links to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) that CeLEA receives.

  • 09 Jun 2016 12:36 PM | Mollie O'Neill (Administrator)

    There is a growing science around how people interact with content presented online. Will the user follow a link? How much content will the user read? Where do users look to find information - on the left, right, top, or bottom of the screen? This area of study is called 'user interface' (UI) and 'user experience'  UX. Colleges and universities offer courses on UI and UX to educate eLearning developers and website designers on factors to consider in their designs.

    One such course is offered by OCAD University (formerly the Ontario College of Art and Design). You can take the course either online or in class.

    Title: Introduction to User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design

    Description: This course introduces UI and UX, the essential tools required to create compelling user experiences for desktop, tablet, and mobile users. Students will learn to plan and design effective user interfaces based on aesthetic, psychological, scientific, and technological considerations. Topics include user-centred design, identifying requirements, and information architecture. Students will build mock-ups and create wireframes to test the user experience. This course qualifies for the Certificate in Web Design and Development Skills and the Certificate in Digital Media Skills.

    Length of Time: 6 weeks, 3 hours each class (18 hours in total)

    Delivery Format: Choice between all In-class or all online

    Cost: $395 + HST

    Links for registration:

    June 29 start:

    July 9 start:

    July 27 start (online):

    OCAD U also has an intermediate section of UI UX, which will be offered in the fall.

  • 19 Jun 2015 8:35 AM | Deleted user

    Dear friends,

    Last Thursday, Robert Martellacci shared his expertise and experience about expanding K12 market.

    For those who could not attend or if you want to review it, here is the link to the recording of the webinar:


  • 23 Mar 2015 8:18 PM | Deleted user

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        March 23, 2015

    Monday, March 23, 2015: On behalf of the CeLEA board of directors and its membership, it is with deep sadness that we mourn the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, Barry Nicolle.

    Barry was the founding co-chair of CeLEA (Canadian eLearning Enterprise Alliance), who shared a vision to lead Canada into a 21st century eLearning powerhouse. “Barry was much more than a colleague; he was a friend, a confident and a partner in crime. It was with him that over 12 years ago, we planned to create a Canada-wide association for eLearning producers that became CeLEA. Though good times, rough times and even through health issues, Barry remained dedicated through the cause online learning in Canada,” says Dr. Claude Martel, founding CeLEA Co-chairman and professor at Concordia University.

    As an independent consultant with more than 25 years experience, Barry provided professional services in the field of human resource development, with a focus on workforce development and on the development and marketing of technology-based training products and services for work place learning. Most recently, Barry was the head of marketing and business development at Pixelyard Productions.

    I had the good fortune of collaborating with Barry for the past decade through CeLEA. He was a mentor and friend, who leaves an indelible mark on the eLearning industry in Canada and beyond,” says Robert Martellacci, CeLEA Co-Chairman.

    Barry’s academic credentials were impressive. He was a graduate of the Ivey School of Business with an MBA in Marketing and held a BSc in Biochemistry at Dalhousie University.   

    Click hear to see Barry Nicolle Obituary

    About  CeLEA

    CeLEA is a not-for-profit organization, incorporated under the laws of Canada. The organization is governed by a nine member Board of Directors, drawn from the full spectrum of companies that make up the elearning industry in Canada.

    For further information,
    Contact: Robert Martellacci,
    Co-Chairman, CeLEA

  • 22 Mar 2015 12:34 PM | Deleted user

    Hello everybody in the eLearning community,

    It is with great sadness and sorrow that I hare heard the passing our friend Barry Nicolle.

    Barry was much more then a colleague, he was a friend, a confident and a partner in crime. It was with him that over 12 years ago, we planned to create a Canada-wide association for eLearning producers that became CeLEA.  Though good times, rough times and even through health issues, Barry remain dedicate through the cause online learning in Canada.  When I was the chairman, he was always my loyal friend and I hope through his passage as Chairman, I was the same for him.

    He never faltered and always believed that we are here to create a better place for everybody.   He was our rock, our moderator and the patient wise friend that through all the discussions and passionate point of views, reminded us that we need to focus on our dreams.

    In all the sense of the word, Barry was a true pioneer, as he never needed the spotlight and did things because he thought they needed to be done.
    I will miss you Barry.

    All our thoughts go to his wife Eunice  and his family.

    Claude Martel, Ph.D
    Professor of Educational Technology
    At Concordia University
    & President of EduConsillium
    Emails:         Phone:  (514) 804-0706

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