Author Archives: Marc Lijour

About Marc Lijour

Marc Lijour is leading the Digitization of Education in Canada. With 20 years of experience in education and innovation, he taught Science, Technology, IT and Mathematics in Canada, Mexico, Portugal and France. He was instrumental in defining and implementing the provincial e-learning strategy and revising the Technological Education Curriculum, among other policies and programs at the Ontario Ministry of Education. Lijour held several roles in the private, public and non-profit sectors, leading technical and process innovation, and aiming to maximize value and student success. Marc Lijour holds an MBA in the Management of Technology and Innovation from Ryerson University, an IT Executive Leadership Certificate from Leaders Beyond (formerly CIO Summit), a BSc in Computer Science from Ryerson University, and a Licence de mathématiques from University of Paris. He is certified to teach in Ontario and in France. Marc Lijour acompagne les organisations scolaires et éducatives au long de leur transition vers le numérique. Pendant 20 ans, il a enseigné les sciences, les technologies, les TI et les mathématiques au Canada, au Mexique, au Portugal et en France. Il a joué un rôle clé dans l'élaboration et la mise en place des stratégies provinciales pour l’apprentissage en ligne et la révision des parcours de formation technologique, ainsi que d'autres politiques et programmes du ministère de l'Éducation de l'Ontario. M. Lijour a occupé différents postes dans les secteurs public, privé et non marchand, où il a dirigé la mise en œuvre d'innovations techniques et de processus et s'est efforcé de maximiser la valeur et la réussite des étudiants. Il est titulaire d'un MBA en gestion des technologies et de l'innovation de la Ryerson University, d'un certificat en direction des TI de Leaders Beyond (anciennement CIO Summit), d'un baccalauréat en informatique de la Ryerson University et d'une Licence de mathématiques de l'Université de Paris VI. Il est habilité à enseigner en Ontario et en France.

How We are Moving Towards an Amazing Classroom Experience

Improving learning outcomes and the experience in the classroom is top of mind for educators. As professionals, we’re also constantly on the lookout for new approaches that will save of time, effort, money, headaches … This is what innovation is … Continue reading

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My take-aways on the Transformative Pedagogy Webinar with Dr. Lance Ford

It is always a pleasure to chat with Dr. Lance Ford. He is so good at communicating verbally and visually that it is hard to remember we are actually videoconferencing with him. Very quickly the technology fades away in the … Continue reading

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What is Transformative Pedagogy in the 21st Century?

Teaching is the art of making connections. Connecting with students, connecting theories with concrete examples, connecting hypotheses to conclusions… The first teacher I met during my training told us that, if she ever left the profession, she would work in … Continue reading

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Building the Entrepreneur Skillset with the Cisco Design Challenge

What if schools helped students become entrepreneurs? Some schools offer an entrepreneurship curriculum, focusing on theory but often neglecting the practice. Increasingly, universities are opening their own incubator, like the Ryerson Digital Media Zone (DMZ). And more often than not, … Continue reading

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Prepr #EduChallenge Panel

Great things happen when you connect the unconnected. This is why I enjoy participating in hackathons, where developers, subject-matter experts, such as educators, designers, business gurus, entrepreneurs and other interested (and interesting) fellows co-create our future. In November 2014, Prepr … Continue reading

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Students succeed with Cisco!

The last Monday of July, I had the pleasure to talk about Teaching Technology and Technology for Learning at DevTO. I tag-teamed with Shanta Nathwani, who talked about her innovative program blending communication, design, and technology run at Sheridan College … Continue reading

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Another busy year of learning

The summer holidays are always a period conducive to meditation and reflection. The world of education evolves very quickly. It is difficult to assimilate fundamental changes, those that will profoundly revolutionize our teaching practices, in the heart of the action, … Continue reading

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Engaging Students in the Classroom with Video

Today’s generation of students are digital natives. Their lives outside the classroom are dominated by the non-stop rich media experiences delivered by video games, smartphones and the Internet. Education has to keep innovating to catch up with its students, particularly … Continue reading

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Cisco and Polytechnics Canada Support the Next Generation of Workers

I’m honored to have said a few words of welcome to the attendees of the Polytechnics Canada’s 2014 Annual Conference, and to the supporters of education who accepted our invitation to the opening night reception. Cisco is seriously committed to … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about innovation in classrooms and in the workplace at the “tablettistes” conference

This chilly month of December is the perfect time to reflect on the future of education. A few days ago, the Ontario Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress, led by Roger Martin, released its 12th annual report. Shortly … Continue reading

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