Grading platform passes the test

Technology has transformed education in many areas – but not in the manual process of grading papers. Crowdmark is changing that, to not only speed things up and do away with drudgery, but

Published on: November 25th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Creation Crate aims to change the way we learn

Uninspired by the current approach to learning, Creation Crate founder Chris Gatbonton devised a new way of connecting with science, technology, engineering and mathematics through DIY electronics projects. Chris Gatbonton never really connected

Published on: October 29th, 2019 StartUpToronto

Student survey reveals 95% of students feel mandatory online courses are a bad idea

A new survey from the Ontario Student Trustees' Association (OSTA-AECO) revealed that 95 per cent of the 6087 students surveyed disapprove of the e-learning mandate introduced by the provincial government back in March.

Published on: September 10th, 2019 Buckley Smith

IBM partners with Nova Scotia to launch Technology Advantage Program pilot

IBM Canada has partnered with Nova Scotia to advance the province's technology sector; announcing the launch of a Technology Advantage Program pilot through Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), which will allow enrolled students

Published on: March 18th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Lenovo introduces virtual reality classroom to Canadian education

Lenovo is introducing its Mirage Solo VR headset into Canadian classrooms for a more immersive learning experience. ITWC had the chance to attend its a virtual safari showcasing the experience Nov. 8 at

Published on: November 13th, 2018 Tom Li

LG opens new AI lab with the University of Toronto

LG Electronics Inc. has announced that Toronto will be home to its newest artificial intelligence (AI) research lab. The company announced the move in a Wednesday press release, as well as a five

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

How the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology went from a dinosaur to a digital leader in higher education

Digital transformation isn’t easy, and attempting the feat as a large public sector organization is like playing a video game on extreme difficulty mode. Yet despite the many risks and challenges involved, the

Published on: July 27th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Robot e-learning platform SmartGurlz arrives in Canada

It’s no secret that women women represent the majority of young university graduates, but are still underrepresented in STEM fields. While 50 per cent of boys surveyed are very or extremely interested in

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto girls school hosts blockchain hackathon to inspire interest in STEM fields

What were you doing at 16? The last few weeks have seen teenagers across North America make headlines as they continue to speak out on social issues, and it's become abundantly clear that

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

SAS CEO Jim Goodnight on the importance of education, STEM, and ending the skills gap

TORONTO - SAS CEO Jim Goodnight is no stranger to education initiatives, and during a recent trip earlier in the year to Toronto, ITWC got a chance to sit down with him to

Published on: March 29th, 2018 Alex Radu

Apple unveils new iPad, software at education event

Apple Inc. is pushing further into the education sector, and at its education event in Chicago this morning, unveiled a new iPad and some complementing software. The new 9.7-inch iPad, with support for

Published on: March 27th, 2018 Alex Coop

Apple partners with Malala Fund

The Malala Fund is expecting to double the number of grants awarded by its partners after Apple Inc. announced it's teaming up with the organization. Apple will help the Malala Fund, which supports

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Young Canadians lead the way in attending online courses

Young Canadians aren't shying away from online courses. According to the The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) latest Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard for Canada, more than 77 per cent of

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Alex Coop

Exploring performance-enhancing athletic apparel – Tech in Sports Ep. 22

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including Amazon supporting the NFL's next-gen stats platform, Facebook hiring a sports executive, the NBA's new education

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs