Tag Archives: Online

UBC Offers MOOCs

“Imagine studying artificial intelligence for robotics with a Stanford University instructor or discussing the moralities of everyday life with a Yale University professor. Not only can anyone enrol in classes like these, but they are offered free of cost and … Continue reading

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University of Fredericton Incorporates Tech into Education

“The University of Fredericton is one of the few accredited and online universities in Canada. Just recently, it became the first university in the country to complete one full year of teaching using the Cisco WebEx technology.” http://www.troymedia.com/2013/10/15/a-step-forward-for-online-education/

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Start-up Earns “Top Marks”

“After sitting through countless university lectures, University of Waterloo grads Mike Silagadze and Mohsen Shahini came up with a more productive way for students to use their smartphones, notebooks and tablet computers than sitting at the back of the class … Continue reading

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Benefits to Moving Education Online

“The trends that are going to be most disruptive and create the most amount of change are those that fundamentally make education more accessible and more available to more people, in smaller and more modular parts.” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/students-are-wired-to-learn-differently-tech-leaders-say/article14749538/

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Why Canada Needs Unique Approach to Online Ed

“Our education systems are different from those in the rest of the world, and differences between our education systems matter. In Canada, we have unique languages, social values, and past and present cultural stories to tell. I believe that our … Continue reading

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Exploring the Potential of Online Education

“Online learning is by no means a new phenomenon. Models for distance learning and open access education predate even the digital age, but MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms are captivating the attention of millions of learners around the world … Continue reading

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Long-distance Education Brings Classroom to You

“A group of high school students in rural Newfoundland and Labrador shared their music class with the minister of education on Wednesday. Clyde Jackman participated in a long-distance education class in Spaniard’s Bay, while music students across the province watched … Continue reading

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Money Management Simulator for Teens

“Engaging Canadian teens in understanding the consequences of good and bad money decisions just became easier for teachers and parents with the public release of Dollar Decision$, a new interactive scenario simulator from Investor Education Fund (IEF). Featuring three separate age-appropriate … Continue reading

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Technology Will Change Education

“There is almost no aspect of life that has not been fundamentally changed and reordered over the past 100 years through new technology and innovation. Think for instance, of how we communicate, travel, work, and even rest, and you’re hard-pressed … Continue reading

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Online Education Becoming More Credible

“The DeVry Institute of Technology in Calgary released a survey that found most Calgarians think online education is not only viable, it’s valuable. Lara Dodo, regional vice-president of technology and creative services at professional hiring consultants Robert Half International Inc., … Continue reading

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The Future of Education May Already Be Here

“An Ivy League education with no need to buy textbooks, wake up early or pay tuition may sound like every student’s dream, but in reality, all of this is available with the click of a mouse. Universities such as the … Continue reading

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