Boréal to Facilitate Access to French Postsecondary Education Through Technology

Boréal to Facilitate Access to French Postsecondary Education Through Technology

Sudbury, December 18, 2013 – Collège Boréal is happy to announce that, thanks to provincial funding totalling $500,000 provided through the Productivity and Innovation Fund, it will undertake a technological approach aiming to diversify the educational delivery modes for students. One of the objectives of this project is to utilize the most recent technological tools in order to provide a hybrid modular pedagogical model.

Thus, students will have access to a variety of flexible modes including webinars, video streaming, audio or web transmission, videoconferencing to name a few, to assist in their learning experience.

“A student having difficulty mastering a concept or understanding the material can refer to extra resources available at all times, from his digital tablet, laptop or smart phone, for instance. This type of flexible learning assisted by technology increases access to postsecondary education in French”, notes Mr. Pierre Riopel, President of Collège Boréal.

However, this project goes beyond increasing access; results are centered on student success based on the acquisition of adaptive, entrepreneurial skills and competencies that can be transferred to the workforce. Indeed, Collège Boréal continues to be an innovative postsecondary institution equipped with the most recent technology thus allowing it to offer a hybrid mode of program delivery to a diversified clientele.

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has created the Productivity and Innovation Fund to support innovative practices within Ontario colleges. Access and constant innovation are priority strategic thrusts for College Boréal.

About Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary institution dedicated to the development and growth of Northern and Central-Southwestern Ontario populations through its network of 36 access centers, including 7 campuses, located in 27 communities. For the 12th time in 13 years, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation rate and, for the 9th time in 12 years, the highest graduate satisfaction rate of Ontario’s 24 colleges.

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