The Collège Saint-Jean-Vianney, in Montreal, has decided to acquire this year 70 iPads which will be made available to teachers and students. From the start of the 2012 school year, all first secondary students will have one. Within five years, all 1,200 young people who attend the private establishment will have their own.
Usually, Marie-France Fortin's students enter her class backwards. The teacher from Lucille-Teasdale high school is not in question, the young people would simply have preferred not to end up in a reinforcement class. But this year, these young people are envious since they all got an iPad at the start of the school year that they use in class and at home!
Writer specializing in information and communication technologies, Marc-André Brouillard was at the Consumer Electronics Show, which was held from January 6 to 9 in Las Vegas. Here are three trends he has observed in which ICTs are at the service of education.
World - Digital reading devices are flooding the market. So users are increasingly starting to feel the restrictions imposed by copyright and digital rights management. These restrictions could even delay the use of digital books in education.
World - Now that the Apple iPad has already won over consumers, will it become the new companion for children? Will it become the new learning tool? Despite the countless number of apps, it seems that elementary and secondary school age children have been a bit forgotten until now.