Preparing today’s students for a tech-driven future

Is public education fading in relevance to today’s young learners? As the Deputy Minister of the Anglophone Sector of New Brunswick’s public education system this question haunts me every day. My senior management

Published on: December 16th, 2009 ITBusiness Staff

New Brunswick teachers give 3Rs a new twist

Teachers in New Brunswick are reinventing education's 3Rs to train students who may one day be the vanguard of the province's tech industry.New Brunswick's NB3 program, which was launched last year, places special

Published on: November 27th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

FlashTrack — College loads entire courses on USB Flash drives

Thomas Edison State College is looking to accelerate the deployment of a new course delivery system that uses USB drives loaded with entire courses and associated applications to help students complete the work

Published on: November 19th, 2009 Lucas Mearian

Smart play stations liven up learning for Toronto pre-schoolers

Pre-schoolers at a Toronto daycare clamour for a turn with a large, colourful, plastic play station. They quickly overwhelm the small plastic bench and start tumbling to the floor, as a supervisor shouts

Published on: September 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson

10 ways to learn anything on the Web

A tutorial or class for almost everything and anything is available online these days. Whether you're looking to beef up your résumé with some new skills, to get a degree while waiting for

Published on: July 27th, 2009 Yardena Arar

Canadian teachers shown how technology can make classes come alive

For the past year, Hewlett-Packard has been working with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and teachers at Simcoe County District School Board, in Midhurst, Ont., helping teachers embed technology into

Published on: June 10th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Toronto students behind Firefox browser’s amazing overhaul

Before Armen Gasparnian took an open source coding course at Toronto's Seneca College, it had never even occurred to him to use a Web browser other than Internet Explorer. “I didn't understand why

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Toronto Zoo will fight road kill with video game

Why did the spotted turtle cross the road? Because there was no ecologically-designed, safe passageway available for it to get to the other side.Road ecology is no joking matter for Dave Ireland, curator

Published on: April 29th, 2009 Brian Jackson

“Serious” video games liven up learning for Canadians

If you only thought of video games purely as fun, or a pastime, think again. There's a resurgence of interest in edutainment – use of interactive activities or games to make learning more

Published on: February 5th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Online training offers big benefits to Canadian companies, students

Many Canadian businesses are opting for online training as a way to equip employees with necessary skills, while cutting back on travel costs.With economic challenges forcing firms here to adopt new cost-cutting strategies,

Published on: January 8th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Canadian high school students groomed by tech companies

Prospective employers say their needs aren’t being met. By helping Canadian students enter and flourish in IT-related careers, private sector companies are making efforts to improve the IT skills crunch – and a

Published on: November 20th, 2008 Jennifer Kavur

Many certifications can supercharge your IT security career

The strands that weave together to form the fabric of a satisfying career are often rich and varied. This is especially true in security, which - despite its ancient roots - is, in

Published on: July 25th, 2008 Lauren Gibbons Paul

Teaching with technology program a blast at Ontario’s Peel district schools

READ related article: Technology makes teaching "come alive" at Canadian School Board Let us pause for a moment of fond reflection on the schoolroom of our youth, where the teacher's best tools were

Published on: July 21st, 2008 David Carey