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4th Edition of the bilingual Les Tablettistes conference

Published on 06 January 2017 by TFO
Digital Learning Trends: Creativity and Innovation, Two Essentials OTTAWA, January 6, 2017 – Today, the 4th edition of the bilingual Les Tablettistes conference, organized by Groupe Média TFO, is held at the Collège d'arts appliqués et de technologie, La Cité, in Ottawa. Virtual reality and design thinking are among the themes that will be covered throughout the day. The conference will welcome over 30 experts, including Gillian Ferrabee from Cirque du Soleil, Jade Raymond from Electronic Arts (EA), Ernest Webb from Schoolû and Graham Brown-Martin, author and speaker with Learning {Re}imagined. "The Tablettistes conference is a sort of dynamic laboratory to discuss some of the essential issues related to challenges of education and new technologies. With this discussion forum among experts, we turn towards the future to define new ways to produce innovative educational content for young learners. We are betting a great deal on this collaboration, which brings forward Canadian and Francophonie experts." - Glenn O'Farrell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Média TFO. Les Tablettistes is now an essential destination in the world of education, technology and the media. The conference creates concrete partnership and collaboration opportunities between content producers and education experts. The following four great themes will be covered during the day: - The Intersection of Art and Science - Opportunities to Create - The Magic of Imagination - Design to Fail, Learn to Succeed The Honourable Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Francophone Affairs, and Nicolas Chapuis, Ambassador of France in Canada, have spoken on the stakes of digital education. Other diplomatic representatives from Europe (Switzerland, Germany) and Africa (Burundi, Gabon, Madagascar) are also present to underscore their own countries' collaboration in their efforts to rethink learning in the 21st century and the 4th industrial and digital revolution. Optimized-Tablettistes 2016 petit ©Patrick Leduc 4th Edition of the bilingual Les Tablettistes conference with, from left to right, Glenn O’Farrell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Média TFO; Lucie Moncion, Senator of Canada; the Honourable Marie-France Lalonde, Minister Responsible of Francophone Affairs, Nicolas Chapuis, Ambassador of France in Canada; Lise bourgeois, President of Collège La Cité; Madeleine Meilleur, former Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs; Carole Myre, Board Member of Groupe Média TFO. Groupe Média TFO is an essential destination for audiences seeking innovative educational and cultural content in French, at the vanguard of digital learning. TFO serves two million students and 30,000 teachers in Ontario and in Canada, and hosts a French-language YouTube channel that is now number 1 in Canada. Its content has been awarded multiple prizes, from Austin to Amsterdam: Kidscreen Awards, Gemini Awards, Cassies, IBC Awards, SXSW Film Design Awards, and many more.

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