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Technology in the classroom: Canada's digital education leaders discuss opportunities and risks

Groupe Média TFO is launching the second edition of the Tablettistes Summit in Toronto, which is taking place today in Toronto.

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TORONTO, Feb. 2015 / CNW / - Groupe Média TFO, the largest French-language educational media company in Canada, is proud to announce the of Tablettists, a bilingual conference aimed at exploring the biggest issues in digital education today. The conference will address controversies affecting the modern classroom, including the commercialization of e-learning and a recent survey, conducted by TFO of educators, which found 34 % of them believe that a national organization should validate the digital content used in the classroom. Tablettists offers a bold forum for discussion of the benefits and implications of an increasingly technology-driven classroom.

“Today, 67 % educators and parents consider e-learning to be an important or very important component of modern education. The growing importance of technology in the classroom has advantages and repercussions that parents and teachers alike must weigh, ”said Glenn O'Farrell, President and CEO of Groupe Média TFO. “We are proud to host discussions among internationally renowned speakers, as well as to encourage innovation, awareness and critical thinking among educators and digital stakeholders. "

The second edition of the annual conference Tablettists brings together 22 speakers for a day of discussions on the junction of technology and education. These guests offer diverse perspectives on education, technology and media. They understand this year Mitch joel, digital evangelist and award-winning author; Michelle blanc, digital strategist, consultant and blogger; James milward, founder and executive producer of Secret Location; Ron Canuel, President and CEO of the Canadian Education Association; and Annie kidder, Executive Director, People for Education.

The conference aims to inspire educators and content producers to examine the standards that are currently being taught in the classroom, as well as to equip technologists and educators with the tools to critically assess new learning technologies. . In addition to the commercialization of education, the conference will deal with the state of education; standardization vs personalization; the learning economy; exploration of virtual space; the struggle for bandwidth; and the downloading of consciousness.

The conference Tablettists will take place on February 18, 2015 at Glendon College, York University. Programming and registration details can be viewed at tablettistes.com.

About the Tablettists
Technological innovation is redefining learning at 21e century. Tablettists is a bilingual forum for discussion and exchange of ideas, a meeting place for different actors from the worlds of education, content production and technological innovation. The 2e This annual conference brings together 22 speakers from Canada's media, technology and education industries to address the challenges and opportunities for the future in a digital world. To register or find out more, visit tablettistes.com.

About Groupe Média TFO
For children and their world, looking for stimulating experiences, Groupe Média TFO is a must-see destination for children and audiences seeking award-winning, educational and innovative content in French. Groupe Média TFO is at the forefront of digital learning and is proud to offer top-quality educational content to children on an international scale. The TFO channel, Mini TFO and EduLulu, the leading online service for evaluating and ranking educational applications in French and English, are among the Group's digital offers.

SOURCE Groupe Média TFO

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