Creative Ontario entrepreneurs, many of them supported by the incubation centres of educational institutions and governments, have developed quality tools and apps to support online teaching and learning success.
These stories feature some of the best examples of Ontario educational entrepreneurship, highlighting products and services that are:
Read about each of these Ontario made tools and companies.
RA Expert – Making Research Easier
In 2018, Brian Bell, a professor in the Faculty of Business at Seneca College, Toronto, was a member of Seneca’s REB, where he observed the REB administrators keeping track of hundreds of research applications from both faculty and students interested in
By integrating a wide range of tools for teaching, learning, collaboration, community building and administrative support, the Vocalmeet platform provides all the supports needed to run simple or comprehensive online classes.
Acadiate – A Complete Student Employability Platform
Acadiate integrates a number of tools that deliver employment focused functionalities for students, institutions, and employers.
Akindi – A Web Tool to Simplify Paper-based Multiple Choice Exams
The results provided by Akindi are designed to help faculty better understand their students’ performance and the strengths and weaknesses of the test questions.
LEARNstyle – Supporting Assistive Technology as Essential for Some but Beneficial for All
LEARNstyle, based in Toronto, Ontario, was launched in 2008 as a company offering training on the use of Assistive Technology in Ontario schools.
3D Virtual Crafting – Creating Interactive Virtual Environments
These virtual worlds can be used for interactive classes, joint projects, meetings, scenario-based situations, and other forms of engaging learning.
OneClass – Class Notes and More for Students
The Toronto-based company, OneClass, offers the largest collection of online university course notes and other study material in Canada, with material contributed and used by over 270,000 students in 600 universities across the world.
Spongelab Interactive – A Comprehensive Platform for Teaching and Learning
The Toronto, Ontario company, Spongelab Interactive, is a learning technology company initially built around game-based learning and gamified learning environments in which game design theory and components are used to motivate and reward students.
Top Hat – A Tool for Student Engagement
Top Hat is a classroom response system designed to make teaching and learning more interactive and engaging, especially in classroom settings.
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