Month: June 2018

Testing the Gaps in First Nations’ Internet Access

In July 2004, the Assembly of First Nations passed a resolution directing “the government of  Canada to honour its commitment to connect every community to broadband services by 2005.” But nearly a decade and a half later, many First Nations communities remain without any internet connectivity. This issue was highlighted in 2016 by the CRTC …

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Grade 6 Students Learning to Analyze Climate Data and Government Spending Using Callysto

A class of grade six students from Sherwood Park’s Westboro Elementary are among the first to test Callysto, a new and unique online learning tool from Cybera and The Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). The Callysto platform was created to give Canadian students in grades 5-12 access to specialized, curriculum-based learning modules that utilize …

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Securing Alberta Students’ Online Identities

An online platform that helps staff and students at K-12 schools to safely and easily access third-party learning services is now available to Alberta education authorities. Pika is the first Alberta-based “federated identity management” solution to be dedicated to educators, and the only one in Canada that is offered to K-12 school districts. As well …

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