OPTIC is a research and action network that prioritises human values in the development of new technologies. While such development sometimes raises a range of concerns, and justifiably so, our belief is that technologies can also help build a society that is more respectful of each individual, provided we consider the ethical aspects and assess their real-world impact. While most technologies are not intrinsically forces for good or for evil, they cannot be considered entirely neutral either, in that they are the products of intentions and a vision of human values that are open to question. From this perspective, OPTIC seeks to encourage a renewed social discussion of the role that technologies should play.
In 2019, OPTIC published the first edition of the ETHICS & TECH report : an accessible analysis for all the people who want to understand better the actual and collective digital in both human, political and also anthropological terms. More information
The ANGE project’s members contribute to Wikipedia by writing the “Classlab” entry. Doing so, they promote their vision of a collaborative work between researchers and teachers from schools, middle and high schools. More information
The ANGE project makes active use of the eTwinning. eTwinning offers a platform for staff (teachers, head teachers, librarians, etc.), working in a school in one of the European countries involved, to communicate, collaborate, develop projects, share and, in short, feel and be part of the most exciting learning community in Europe. More information
Today, the transformation of the school architecture is necessitated by the pedagogies which use services and digital tools. Archiclasse (FR), helps you to define the school of tomorrow :questions, tools, insights, examples. More information
The CEGEP de la Pocatière and its training center in pedagogical application of ITs (CAPTIC en FR) aims to inform teachers and professionals with enlightened opinion. To do so, the committee collects and analyze the training request from the teachers. In response, the committee proposes workshops to provide them the desired support and training. More information
Finnish school system
Québec, ITs, educ
Digital Action Plan for Education and Higher Education Students: At the Heart of the Digital Revolution.
After mechanization, electrification and industrialization, a fourth important revolution—the digital revolution—is transforming the way we think, create, communicate, learn and work.
Québec’s education system is an important incubator of change and innovation. To a large extent, it is education and higher education that will enable us to adapt, both now and in the future, and allow all members of society to have equal opportunity, educational success and the possibility of achieving their full potential.. More information
Fourgous report 2012 (FR)
Après un premier rapport, en 2010, sur l’équipement numérique des écoles, la mission parlementaire de Jean-Michel Fourgous a publié en 2012 le rapport “Apprendre autrement à l’ère numérique” sur l’innovation des pratiques pédagogiques par le numérique et la formation des enseignants, à destination du 1er ministre. En savoir plus