Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Algonquin College Launches Mobile Learning Centre

Algonquin College Mobile Learning Centre

Algonquin College Mobile Learning Centre Opening

Algonquin college students are getting more plugged in to their learning by going wireless.

Earlier this week the college unveiled its new Algonquin Mobile Learning Centre, a collaborative learning environment that enables the use of mobile and cloud computing technology.

“We surveyed our students last fall and found that 80% of them are bringing their own mobile computing devices to the college, and this number continues to rise…The Algonquin Mobile Learning Centre is about meeting the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s learner,” said Robert Gillett, President of Algonquin College.

The facility will make it easier for students to work both on and off campus by providing a place to use mobile computing devices.

At the same time, the college also unveiled their “myDesktop” service. To promote even more connectivity for their students, myDesktop will remotely deliver computer applications (such as Microsoft Office, Oracle, or AutoCAD) directly to any student’s laptop, netbook, or iPad.

“No matter where a student is on campus, or around the world, as long as their device has an internet connection they have access to most of the software programs provided by the college,” said Gillett.

“Students are using cloud-computing technology to communicate and organize in their personal lives and this service will increase their ‘anywhere computing’ ability.”

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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