Fredericton, New Brunswick (PRWEB) June 15, 2013
Bill Hutchison Chair of i-Canada, John Jung CEO Canada’s Technology Triangle, Claude Martel Executive Director of the Canadian e-Learning Enterprise Alliance (CeLEA) and John Reid President and CEO Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) were all on hand to witness the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Stellar Learning Strategies and ClevrU Corporation at the recent i- Canada National Summit held at George Brown College in Toronto the 3rd and 4th of June, 2013.
Claude Martel CeLEA hosted a presentation by First Mobile Education during the CeLEA AGM at the i-Canada National Summit and commented, “First Mobile Education is a powerful example of using next generation mobile technology to address global opportunities for organizations and all levels of government across Canada. It’s all about recognizing the opportunity and working as a team to make it happen.”
John Jung CEO Canada’s Technology Triangle, Chairman & Co-Founder of ICF introduced ClevrU and the City of Waterloo to i-Canada and the Intelligent Community Forum. He was very excited to see the rapid connections take place at the Summit. ”We work for years to lay the foundation for a successful transition to an Intelligent Community. Watching ClevrU, a Waterloo based company, as it develops its world class learning platform and embraces opportunities to create new revenue streams for traditional educators has provided a catalyst for change with the creation of First Mobile Education with Gary Stairs of Stellar Learning Strategies. This shows what is possible when you have a community that supports those with vision and leadership.”
Spokesperson Gary Stairs, a longstanding member of DFAIT’s National Education Marketing Roundtable and the new co-chair of the Canadian eLearning Enterprise Alliance stated “Canada and the Atlantic region are recognized worldwide for helping students learn. In the Atlantic region, various organizations are already boosting our provinces’ foreign education programs. So, it is the intent of First Mobile Education to further expand our efforts worldwide using next generation technology and pedagogy.”
Stairs went on to say, ”The new First Mobile Education venture hopes to negotiate with a range of K-12 curriculum, universities, colleges and private sector sources in the region. The intent is to transform our existing high quality educational content and deliver it on a world class mobile platform to considerable emerging markets like China, India and Brazil.”
Mayors Brenda Halloran and Brad Woodside were excited to see the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Gary Stairs, President and CEO of Stellar Learning Strategies and Dana Fox, Founder and Vice Chair of ClevrU Corporation at the recent i-Canada National Summit held in Toronto.
“Connecting Waterloo companies like ClevrU with strategic partners in Canada is a part of my job that is really satisfying,” said Mayor Halloran. “We work as a team to build business opportunities locally and globally.” Mayor Woodside commented, “Mayor Halloran and I are good friends and have worked together for years with i- Canada and intelligent cities across Canada. As Mayor of Fredericton, I welcome the opportunity to showcase the talent and skills of companies like Stellar Learning Strategies in New Brunswick to create online content using ClevrU’s next generation technology and pedagogy for international students with the launch of First Mobile Education in Fredericton.”
The centre of excellence will operate out of a historic courthouse building, mLAB Canada (http://www.mlabcanada.com), on the riverfront in Fredericton and will help convert existing online content using ClevrU’s mobile, intelligent, adaptive and multilingual e-teaching technology. It will also work to create new ongoing courses based on emerging market demand.
The centre will seek new revenue opportunities for educators, universities and colleges by fulfilling the educational needs of emerging markets and will attract new students to come and study in the region. It will create new globally competitive jobs for Atlantic Canada, and will put our provinces further on the world stage as global leaders in the delivery of online education.