Blog: Busrides

Busrides

Busrides is about bite-sized learning you can do anywhere: at work, at home, or even on the bus. With the mission to broaden and deepen digital literacy, Busrides offers episodes designed around short learning objectives on digital topics and modern government that appeal to multiple learning styles.

For now, Busrides is in the beta phase of development, but regular updates are ongoing to enhance your learning experience.

Blog posts

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Featured

Going Remote Guide

Going Remote Guide

Resources to help you navigate a new world of remote work.

October 15, 2020

Digital Nations 2020

Digital Nations 2020

The Digital Nations Summit is a collaborative forum of the world’s leading digital governments. In this blog, learn about how member countries share digital practices, collaborate to solve common problems, identify improvements to digital services, and support and champion growing digital economies.

October 8, 2020

Part 2: Canada's Journey Toward Digital Government

Part 2: Canada's Journey Toward Digital Government

FWDThinking Series – Episode 5
This year, Canada is chairing the annual Digital Nations Summit 2020. As part of the lead-up to both the summit and the FWD50 conference in November, host Alistair Croll interviewed the Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Digital Government.

September 25, 2020

Part 1: Canada's Journey Toward Digital Government

Part 1: Canada's Journey Toward Digital Government

FWDThinking Series – Episode 5
What is the story of Canada's digital government? Hear from the Minister of Digital Government and Canada's digital government leaders.

September 10, 2020

The Tyranny of Analytics

The Tyranny of Analytics

FWDThinking Series – Episode 4
In government and the private sector, money is typically the yardstick for decision making, but suppose we could do things differently. What if public sector systems and services could be measured by their human impact instead?

August 20, 2020

Principles and Practices for Government in a Digital Age

Principles and Practices for Government in a Digital Age

FWDThinking Series – Episode 3
The end-game of digital government is just government: a fundamental shift in how we work, what drives our decisions and what we value.

August 7, 2020

Empowering Product Teams

Empowering Product Teams

FWDThinking Series – Episode 2
Product managers are a must in the tech world, owning every facet of a product from conception to end-of-life. Find out how to empower teams during this period of great change.

July 9, 2020

Thinking Forward

Thinking Forward

FWDThinking Series – Episode 1
The embrace of digital technology around the world holds tremendous promise, however, it also harbours serious risks. Ultimately, digital isn't about technology; it's about the kind of society we want to build.

June 30, 2020

What is cloud?

What is cloud?

GC employees are using the cloud, whether they realize it or not. This episode explains cloud, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and the incentive to migrate from data centre servers to cloud servers.

May 29, 2020

Becoming a Developer 101

Becoming a Developer 101

Learn the basics of development and coding languages.

March 26, 2020

Project Management

Project Management

How project management tools can support your remote team.

March 26, 2020

Communication

Communication

How collaboration hubs can support your remote team.

March 26, 2020

Professional Development

Professional Development

How to prioritize your professional development as a remote team member.

March 26, 2020

Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings

How to run effective virtual meetings.

March 26, 2020

Culture

Culture

Building workplace culture in your remote team.

March 26, 2020

For Employees

For Employees

Tips for new remote workers.

March 26, 2020

For Managers

For Managers

Helpful tips for managing remote teams.

March 26, 2020

Mental Health

Mental Health

Prioritizing mental health in your remote team.

March 26, 2020

Videoconferencing

Videoconferencing

How videoconferencing can support your remote team.

March 5, 2020

APIs: Data Waiters in Disguise

APIs: Data Waiters in Disguise

Why are APIs so useful?

February 7, 2020

Cyber Security in the Public Service

Cyber Security in the Public Service

Learn 7 ways to protect yourself and GC data.

January 6, 2020

What is Data?

What is Data?

We've got the data, now what?

December 4, 2019

Part 3: 9 Ways to Elevate Your Remote Work Game

Part 3: 9 Ways to Elevate Your Remote Work Game

In this episode, you’ll learn about common challenges GC virtual workers experience.

November 15, 2019

Part 2: Remote Team Recipes

Part 2: Remote Team Recipes

Who is moving the remote work needle in the GC and how?

November 4, 2019

Part 1: Remote Work, Defined

Part 1: Remote Work, Defined

Two decades later, to what extent is the Telework Policy being applied?

October 28, 2019

Busrides.ca: Our Digital Journey

Busrides.ca: Our Digital Journey

At the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) Digital Academy, we all come to work every day because we want to help Public Servants solve the biggest problem we face today in government.

October 23, 2019

From Prototyping to Problem Solving

From Prototyping to Problem Solving

Nine multidisciplinary teams worked together for three intensive weeks.

June 7, 2019

Dare to be Open: A look at Open Government

Dare to be Open: A look at Open Government

An open episode on open government.

May 15, 2019

Let's Talk about AccessAbility!

Let's Talk about AccessAbility!

Digital technologies are an increasingly important resource in many aspects of life.

April 26, 2019

Agile. Step by Step

Agile. Step by Step

Canadians are expecting products and services to be intuitive, easy to use and at pace with their ever-changing needs.

February 26, 2019

Design With Users #designwin

Design With Users #designwin

In this episode, we present three videos on the basics of user‑centered design.

February 11, 2019

The Government of Canada's Digital Standards

The Government of Canada's Digital Standards

The world has undergone disruptive change in the last decades.

January 10, 2019

Let's Get Digital

Let's Get Digital

In this episode, we explore how you can take steps to increase your digital literacy.

January 7, 2019

#GCDigital

#GCDigital

For those of you who have been knee deep in digital for a number of years, the hashtag #GCDigital makes sense.

December 16, 2018

Two Lenses on Digital Foundations

Two Lenses on Digital Foundations

When we think about foundational digital skills, what usually comes to mind is learning how to use technology.

December 10, 2018

Explaining Busrides.ca

Explaining Busrides.ca

To explain busrides we need to first explain a little about the Digital Academy.

November 19, 2018

AI, YouTube and publishing in two languages fast

AI, YouTube and publishing in two languages fast

We think that we can deliver content from start to finish, pressing publish in 48 hours.


Features

COVID19

Information for Government of Canada employees: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Updates for employees on COVID-19, telework, advisories, messages and resources to share.
Cyber Security

Cyber Security Awareness MonthNew

This year, Cyber Security Awareness Month is a time to appreciate our devices. Move over, dogs. This October, our devices are our new best friends.

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