It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Robert Martellacci of MindShare Learning earlier this week. We noticed that the interview was featured in this edition of the CanAM EdTech Report.
Can/Am March Edition 2023, Volume 16 Issue 1
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Welcome to th March CanAm EdTech Report top news and highlights in learning & technology across North America.A little trivia, today officially marks our 16th anniversary year of publishing the MindShare Report! It truly is a Can/Am story as it was inspired by my time at Pepperdine University (Malibu, California) while completing my Masters in EdTech. Through my thesis research I found that there was no specific news source that addressed the burgeoning EdTech sector to help make sense of the complexities of implementing tech infused pedagogy.Upon graduation, we were challenged to change the world and I decided to laser focus on Canada. I drafted a news release announcing at FETC the launch of the MindShare Report in March of 2007, and the rest as they say, is history.Fast forward to 2023, my passion for learning and innovation continues with a desire to help the next generation of leaders acquire the essential skills to build a better world.One of those awesome vehicles to inspire problem solving skills is the Canadian School of the Future [Student Invention Challenge] launching next week! Aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, we are challenging teachers and students to solve ‘real world’ problems within their school community, then share their success story in a short 2-3 minute video submission. Over $1 million in classroom tech prizes have been awarded to date!In this issue, we share critical insights, trends, and research in the K12 & higher education space to help you optimize and refine learning for and with your students.I’m pleased to share a few highlights not to be missed in this packed issue below:1. Leaders & Legends podcast featuring Jennifer Ferrari, CEO, Education Research & Development Institute U.S. reflects on her recent institute and peers into the future of learning2. C21 Canada Spotlight in conversation Steven Brown, CEO, Nelson Learning on leading digital transformation in the Classroom3. Leaders & Legends podcast featuring John Gamba, Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Pennsylvania on the Future of Learning, Startups & Entrepreneurship in Education. After a hugely successful exit this man chooses to continue to make an impact on education through is work at UPenn and his family foundation.4. Prime Minister Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM podcast with Marc Dubeau, Educator, OCDSB5. EdTech by the Numbers Infograph. It is predicted that the spend on EdTech will nearly double by 2025 to $404 Billion globally6. The State of eLearning in Canada Report MindShareTV Podcast featuring Dr. Michael Barbour, Touro University & Randy Labonte, CEO, CANeLearn7. Infographic: Students’ Use of Technology in School, describing how students use technology, what are the benefits and why improvements are necessary8. For the EV car aficionados checkout Humber College Plays Host to the Inaugural EV Innovation and Technology Conference that coincided with the recent Toronto Auto Show.We hope you enjoy this month’s CanAm Edition of the MindShare Report. Please share with me your comments on this special anniversary issue and perhaps what you’d like to see improved upon.
Feel free to call me directly at 416-569-2106, or drop me an email, if we can be of further support to your organization’s innovation or EdTech growth plans through forging strategic alliances or tapping into our digitial transformation consulting services.
As a member of our growing MindShare community, we are grateful for your kind and constructive feedback that motivates our team to provide you with mission critical research and insights to keep you at the forefront of innovation in education. Please keep your news and comments coming!
Special thanks to our team and board of advisors for sharing their passion in moving the innovation needle forward across Canada and beyond.
Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!
P.S. Checkout edWeb’s FREE Professional Learning Series Webinars!Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
Founder & President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
Founder, MindShare Workspace–Your Place to Work & Learning
CEO & Co-founder, C21 Canada–Canadians for 21st Century Learning & InnovationFollow us on Twitter @MindShareLearn @c21can @mindsharework
Canadian EdTech Spotlight
This Week in Canadian EdTech MindShareTV Podcast featuring Dr. Michael Barbour, Touro University & Randy Labonte, CEO, CANeLearn on the 2022 State of the Nation K12 E-Learning Canada Annual Report
MindShare Advisory Board
The MindShare Report is grateful for the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board.Kevin Custer, Founding Principal, Arc Capital Development
Chip Fesko, President, Fesko Inc.
Ian Fogarty, Educator, Riverview High School | MindShare National Video Challenge Award Winner
Dr. Guy Tetrault, Award Winning Sun West Director & CEO (Retired)
Michael Furdyk, Co-Founder, TakingItGlobal
Dr. Eric Hamilton, Associate Dean of Education, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Maxim Jean-Louis, CEO, Contact North/Contact Nord,
Gary Kern, Director of Learning, St. George’s School
Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University
David Marsi, Practice Management Consultant – Private Wealth (Specialist, Developing Talent), BMO Private Wealth
Mirella Rossi, Superintendent of Education, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
Sandra Chow, Award Winning Teacher, Toronto District School Board
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord AdamsZelia Capatao-Tavares, Award-Winning Educator, Toronto District School Board
The MindShare Learning team is made up of the following awesome individuals:
Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator
Dr. Ron Owston, PhD., Research Associate, University Professor Emeritus, Former Dean of Faculty, York University
Chris Kim, PhD., Research Associate, Software Engineer, software studio, Fresco Industries
Timothy Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Learning Strategist
Hanan Mousa, M.B.A, B.C. S. Digital Media Specialist
Ivana Zelich, Digital Media Associate
Valerie Rusnov, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor
Filomena Martellacci, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Editor
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