New online initiative in Ontario centralizes offerings

Some forward thinking going on here, at least in academic terms. ¬†How does this equate to the Dean’s agreement out here in the west?

New online initiative needs input from university teachers, say Ontario profs | OCUFA.

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Teachers turning off all electronic devices in class

<sarcasm> Way to fight it! We will get this Pandora’s box shut I swear! </sarcasm>

Elementary teachers union updates electronic device policy – Toronto – CBC News.

Interestingly in the same article…

“In a separate resolution, ETFO voted to study the¬†effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, the potentially harmful radiation emitted by cellphones. A report is due on the matter in February.”

 

Overhaul coming at SIAST

More changes indicative of the stance PSE institutions are having to take to retool for the future. A full embrace of new pedagogy, available technology, and embracing the contemporary learner will go a long way in these new strategies. It seems to me that this move by SIAST is more proactive than reactive given that institution’s current funding scenario and student enrollment/employment rates.

Overhaul coming at SIAST.