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Obama’s former CTO on the importance of STEM

Washington D.C. -  When Megan Smith took the stage for her keynote at the SAS Analytics Experience 2017 conference, she opened with a quote from the first President of the United States, George

Published on: September 19th, 2017 Alex Radu

The first digital learning platform in correctional facilities sees success

Education has proven to be the key to rehabilitating incarcerated individuals and reducing recidivism, and the first tablet-based education initiative within the correctional system is reporting that it's been a great success. Corrections-related

Published on: August 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Customizable ‘back-to-school’ smartphone launches in Canada today

Getting ready for school to start in a few weeks? How about a smartphone for just that. Alcatel has released the Alcatel A50, complete with SNAPBAK accessories for all sorts of customization. For

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Alex Radu

Wireless improves student engagement, device management

Educators often bemoan the presence of mobile devices in the classroom when they're in the hands of students and distracting them from the lesson at hand. But when that device is in the

Published on: August 15th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Act-On relaunches its online training program

After revolutionizing marketing, SaaS provider Act-On Software Inc. wants to revolutionize career development training too. On Tuesday the Portland, Ore.-based developer announced Act-On University, a rebranded training program composed of more than 40

Published on: August 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Self-driving wheelchair, IoT tourism app tap into foreign research talent with Mitacs program

Although Nahed Belhadj is from Tunisia, she may know more about the historical landmarks and tourist attractions of Saint John, N.B. than some locals. Belhadj, 23, spent three months in the Maritimes working

Published on: August 4th, 2017 Christine Wong

LinkedIn unveils new Tinder-like service to connect professionals with mentors

If you think Tinder (and related apps) is the scourge of the earth, you may not like that LinkedIn is taking a page from its book. The professional social network is launching a

Published on: August 4th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Students are smarter than their school’s cybersecurity

Cybersecurity may be a top priority for schools, but Canadian high school students are finding ways around those efforts, according to the Back to School survey from McAfee. Nearly a quarter of students

Published on: August 1st, 2017 Alex Radu

AWS to host cloud-based academic video platform for Canadian universities

Today’s students expect high-quality digital services throughout their academic journeys, and a new partnership will provide that. Education technology company Echo360 has announced that its cloud-based video and active learning platform will be

Published on: July 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Mitacs internship attracting tech researchers to fill Canadian skills shortage

With Canada needing to fill a reported 216,000 highly skilled IT positions by 2021, governments and organizations across the country are looking for ways to lure talent. Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Inaugural youth tech conference aims to motivate Canada’s top young innovators

It’s been widely reported that the Canadian technology sector is experiencing – and will continue experiencing – a broad skills shortage, but one organization is hoping to change that by inspiring youth. The

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Education program bringing indigenous schools together nabs top honor at 2017 Digital Transformation Awards

The ambitious vision of connecting every indigenous school in Canada to an HD video telepresence network seems to be bearing fruit. Connected North is this year's public sector small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) winner of

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Alex Radu

Connected North helps take Indigenous education into 21st century

When Cisco Systems Inc. began the Connected North program three years ago with the vision of connecting every indigenous school in Canada to an HD video telepresence network, you might call it an

Published on: May 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Microsoft reveals new OS and targets Chromebooks with new Surface Laptop

At its education event in New York this morning, the Redmond, Washington-based giant announced its intent to recapture an area that has been dominated by Google's Chromebook, unveiling a new edition of its operating

Published on: May 2nd, 2017 Alex Radu

Lazaridis Institute launches data platform to help Canadian tech companies grow

Canada will soon have its own data platform for technology companies looking to track their growth metrics. The Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy in Waterloo, Ont.,

Published on: April 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs