Kinect-powered workplace monitor wins tech contest

A system that uses the Microsoft Kinect video game sensor to monitor workplace lighting and ventilation conditions paves the way for a team of George Brown College students to a technology design competition

Published on: May 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Raspberry Pi app encourages children to do ‘real computing’

Leon Brown's solution to the urgent need to get children interested in computer studies again is simple. Make it fun and easy.“Children love to play, watch cartoons and make up stories. What better

Published on: March 27th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

NASA selects Canadian firms to build Mars-based online game

Two Canadian technology companies are developing a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game about space colonization for a project commissioned by National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA). Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond, is the

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Seneca ramps up efforts to interest youth in IT

Natalie's eyebrows knitted in concentration as she and her friend intently watch the terminal while typing a piece of computer code. Moments later the teens' faces beamed with pride as the screen shows

Published on: November 1st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Where to get funding for hiring IT students

By NestorE. Arellano Does you business need some help with IT issues? Are you looking for someone to fill in for a temporary absence? For some businesses hiring a regular employee might not

Published on: August 22nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

How to hire a tech-savvy student worker

Is your small business looking for a tech talent that can cover for a maternity leave? Are you ramping up for a project launch and need some extra IT workers? Or maybe business

Published on: August 22nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Inclusive ICT rich education needs to expand coverage

New Brunswick is well known for its inclusive education system. The province’s ongoing effort to successfully integrate children with disabilities into the regular classroom is to be lauded and emulated. Unfortunately, some pundits

Published on: January 6th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Canada should to follow U.S. 21st Century skills program

In the United States, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) has emerged as a coalition determined to advance 21st Century learning agenda in that country. The P21 website states that: The Partnership

Published on: November 11th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

ICT central to three new 21st century agreements in New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s journey toward creating a 21st Century model of public education took three significant steps forward recently, with ICT being a central element in all three instances.  On June 3rd the New

Published on: August 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

New Brunswick teachers receive new laptops

New Brunswick’s Department of Education is serious about building a 21st Century model of learning.  On April 16, 2010 the Department announced that every teacher in our system will receive a new notebook

Published on: April 26th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Interactive tech makes learning come alive at Toronto school

With their tiny screens, cramped keyboards and relatively limited features, netbooks are sometimes dismissed as low-value devices, good only for reading e-mails and some Web surfing.A new project, however, is establishing a new

Published on: April 1st, 2010 Nestor Arellano