Lambton College receives ‘Apple Distinguished Program’ designation

Mobile Learning initiative said to be at the heart of iPad maker's selection of Lambton College, the first in Ontario

Lambton College officials were celebrating on Wednesday with the receipt of the Apple Distinguished Program designation for its Mobile Learning initiative.

Lambton College continues to earn recognition for its Mobile Learning initiative, the latest being its designation as an Apple Distinguished Program by the maker of the iPad, a key part of the learning environment.

The designation is said to be reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence.

The formal presentation of the designation took place on Wednesday at Lambton College.

“Since unveiling this initiative as part of our strategic plan in 2012, we have become a leader in Canada,” says Judith Morris, Lambton College president and CEO. “We are pleased that the hard work of faculty and staff, as well as the exceptional academic benefits have been acknowledged by Apple.”

Rick Overeem, dean of the Learning Innovation Centre, explains what the designation means:

Donna Church, Lambton College┬ávice president, academic, says the “Class + Experience,” a branded environment that merges modern technology into a classroom learning environment is one that sets Lambton College apart from its competition.

Also central to the strategy is a robust Wi-Fi network that is able to handle multiple devices for every student.

“The selection of Lambton College as an Apple Distinguished Program highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment,” says Church. “We’re very proud to receive this designation and will continue to stand out as a provincial leader in Mobile Learning.”

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