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VentureBeat’s Coverage of Education Technology

“The editors of VentureBeat, a media company that covers disruptive technology and explains why it matters in our lives, today announced the launch of an Education Technology channel. With partner support from Apollo Lightspeed, VentureBeat becomes the first major technology … Continue reading

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Langara Breaks Ground on New Science Building

“There were several politicians at Langara yesterday to turn the sod on the college’s futuristic-looking Science and Technology Building. The 12,000-square-metre structure will aim for a LEED Gold certification and is expected to open in 2016.” http://www.straight.com/blogra/544316/langara-moves-forward-snazzy-new-science-education-hub

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Tablets vs Textbooks

“The company covers a lot of ground — using tablets to help empower teachers and students through collaborative learning apps, data analysis, and games. Through the curriculum, students have access to everything from dramatic readings of famous books to an … Continue reading

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Eduction ventures on Top 100 Social enterprises

“The NT100, published today by Nominet Trust, a UK registered charity which supports digital technology with a social and economic value, has listed 45 ventures that have an educational focus. The global list highlights original uses of technology and celebrates … Continue reading

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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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Youth BIOLab for Science Education

“The province announced Thursday the opening of a new laboratory aimed at exposing students to hands-on science education. The Youth BIOLab at the St. Boniface Hospital Health Research Centre lets students and teachers explore research.” http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/new-state-of-the-art-lab-brings-science-education-to-students-1.1501207

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OECD: Canadians “Well-Equipped” for 21st Century

“A major international study released today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that Canadians are increasingly embracing information and communications technologies (ICT) and are well positioned for the society and economy of the 21st century.” http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1238473/international-report-shows-canadians-are-adapting-to-the-digital-skills-era

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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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