Collège Boréal reaches a new milestone in the digital age

Collège Boréal reaches a new milestone in the digital age
Sudbury – Always at the forefront of new technology, Collège Boréal launched today a new initiative for the start of the 2012 school year. All first-year students enrolled in a full-time postsecondary program at Collège Boréal this fall will receive an iPad digital tablet. Never before offered in Ontario to an entire college cohort, this initiative also supports Collège Boréal’s “green” efforts.
“Thanks to these latest techno-pedagogical tools, our students will benefit from a vast knowledge of unlimited learning opportunities”, said the President of College Boréal, Denis Hubert-Dutrisac. “We really want to support our future graduates in their studies by giving them a privileged access to an expanded level of resources. We firmly believe that by providing them with this new tool, our institution will contribute to enriching their learning experience. This is another way for Collège Boréal to prepare its students for the job market.”
This initiative is part of Collège Boréal’s efforts to maintain state-of-the-art technology infrastructure. At today’s event, examples of pedagogical applications for these digital tablets were highlighted in several presentations. The direct access to the portal content of Collège Boréal’s Tembec Resource Centre, which includes over 10,000 digitized documents, and the use of third party applications in the Paramedic and Stage Management and Technical Support programs forecast the future of teaching at Collège Boréal.
Recently, Collège Boréal became a member of the iTunes U network. Furthermore, it has just put forward a new collaborative project with two postsecondary institutions in Quebec: Cégep de Trois-Rivières and Collège Edouard-Montpetit. The first phase would allow the sharing of expertise regarding the digital tablet’s educational applications and foster the development of institutional projects using this new techno-pedagogical tool.
“To foster knowledge and a vibrant culture”
This is the vision of Collège Boréal, a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution established in 1995. Dedicated to the development and growth of Northern and Central-Southwestern Ontario communities, Collège Boréal promotes the values of humanism, excellence and inclusion as well as an active awareness of environmental issues that affect our society. Furthermore, Collège Boréal is the first representative of the education sector to be officially designated by the Government of Ontario under the French Language Services Act.
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