Mobile learning test bed part of OCAD U's draft SMA

October 10, 2012

In its proposed strategic mandate agreement sent to the Ontario government, OCAD University outlines its 3 top priorities: an enriched and relevant student experience; smart and strategic growth; and leadership in city and community building. OCAD U proposes to become the province's test bed and lead developer of mobile enabled e-learning through the institution's use of mobile networks to integrate mobile devices and methods of learning. OCAD U states it will partner with George Brown College to launch the Centre for Applied Design, Innovation and Research, as well as deliver a practice-based PhD program in partnership with University College Dublin's SMARTLab. The university aims to lead in areas of strength to be a creative city and international partner with other institutions and diverse communities, and expand public and private partnerships. For example, the Mirvish-Gehry King Street West development proposal includes a new OCAD U facility at no cost to the institution. OCAD U News Release