We focus on Tech in Education in two ways: How to integrate Tech wisely to teach. And how to create smart & safe digital citizens, by helping kids, teens and young adults develop a critical view of digital Tech, from AI to YouTube.
As classes moved online during the Covid pandemic, many teachers moved to giving lectures online, through video conferencing, making "Zoom" a...
In 2022, we have witnessed around the world increased use of social media, block buster video games and video sites. The impact on kids' and teens' mental health of excessive use of online entertainment that was designed with pushing for maximum time spent in mind is more visible than it was in 2019. The " silent epidemic " of digital addiction of children and teens has become more apparent. Yet...
Are you between 13 and 18? Participate in a social media challenge to stop scrolling this Fall 2021, get the word out about a cause you care about and win Indigo or Decathlon Canada gift cards! Challenge ends December 10th. If you're a teacher, connect with Ontario Tech's Laura Morrison to participate with your class or sign up directly here for our October 14 teacher information session ( at...
Improving Youth Mental Health — and Protecting Canada’s Democracy involves Youth Digital Citizenship Education
The new civics education involves explaining to young people -and many adults- how digital tech has been designed- free of legal constraints or care for individual protection. The risk, if they’re used without guidance, , is to fall prey to privacy & security violations, cyberbullying, digital addiction, depression and disinformation and bias in the case of AI.
Digital Citizenship / Digital Literacy Education for grades K to 12 As parents were caught off guard by the rise of online media, teaching young people of all ages in school to be safe and private when they’re online is crucial, not only for healthy social interactions, but also for their mental well-being and their safety. This is a necesary move to expand on what is called digital literacy...
Kids & teens’ mental health & development at stake with Canadian schools adopting distance learning well
What’s at stake, if teacher unions remain opposed to synchronous learning and governments like the one in Ontario focus on the number of video sessions a teacher must hold each day, as a replacement for research-based efficient elearning techniques? Simply a cohort of students ‘ mental health and intellectual capabilities. And down the line, what is at stake are increased inequalities among youth and a loss of sovereignty for Canada, when private foreign online players persuade parents who can afford it to sign up to their online learning programs for their kids.
The New Normal in Higher Education challenges universities & colleges on privacy & quality of learning
As Covid pushed universities and colleges to teach online, preserving privacy & quality of learning are new questions at these bricks and mortar institutions. Over 80 individuals — professors, parents, Ed Tech entrepreneurs, students and administrators —connected online Wednesday June 10 for an hour and a half long eDiscussion held by Tech for Good Canada on “The New Normal in Higher...
From digital marketing to digital citizenship
Canada Research Chair on Youth
Venture Partner, Matr Ventures, privacy and marketing expert