Can/Am May Edition 2023, Volume 16 Issue 3
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MindShareTV Innovate HERs Podcast Series Episode 7 with 
Co-authors Dr. Barbara Kurshan & Kathy Hurley in Conversation with Dr. Anjlee Prakash, Founder, Learning Links Foundation
Welcome to our May CanAm EdTech Report. In this issue, we share critical insights, trends, and research in the K12 & higher education space to help keep you at the forefront of innovation. 
This week's InnovateHERs MindShareTV Podcast Series Episode 7 features inspirational leader, Dr. Anjlee Prakash, Founder, Learning Links Foundation (India) on how her leadership style was influenced through passion and persistence.
As I reflect on my journey in the learning & technology sector, I think of the many leaders & mentors who sparked my interests and passions around EdTech efficacy.
My particular interest has evolved around evidence-based research that drives innovation and how school districts are measuring the impact of EdTech apps and usage.
At the recent ERDI conference, I led a session that partly focused on efficacy of ICT implementations inspired by a previous U.S. study that suggested a staggering 85% of EdTech installs fail. It appears to remain a pain-point in education to measure the ROI, or ROA  'return on achievement' as I coined the phrase many years ago. 
The bottom line is that educational institutions are licensing anywhere from 100-500 apps, many of which are not being measured in any meaningful way, or receive little use. This apparent gap in the EdTech sector is a pain point that I'm passionate about addressing. 
I would love to hear from a school district, or post-secondary institution leader as to 'best practices' and success stories around EdTech app implementations that we can perhaps share in one of our upcoming reports.
I'm pleased to share a few highlights not to be missed in this issue below:
  1. Why It’s ‘Imperative’ That EdTech Providers Prove Their Products Work
  2. ISTE's CEO Richard Culatta shared in late breaking news TeachAI, Empowering educators to teach with AI and about AI, a global collaboration to address some of the most pressing challenges of AI in education
  3. Province releases cyber incident response standard for Ontario school boards
  4. Canada’s Top CyberTitan Teams Named to Progress to National Finals!
  5. University of Toronto, Universite De Montreal get combined $325 million as part of $1.4 billion federal investment into university innovation
  6. MindShare is pleased to Announce a Media Partnership with ISTE23! Save the Dates! Join us for the 26th CanAm VIP Reception
  7. Unesco: Quick Start Guide to ChatGPT and AI in Higher Education


We are pleased to announce that MindShare has formed content partnership with the Catapult Catalyst, UPenn Graduate School of Education. Many thanks to John Gamba, Entrepreneur in Residence for helping forge this strategic alliance.


As a member of our growing MindShare community, we are grateful for your kind and constructive feedback that motivates our team to provide you with mission critical research and insights to keep you at the forefront of innovation in education. Please keep your news and comments coming!


Special thanks to our team and board of advisors for sharing their passion in moving the innovation needle forward across Canada and beyond. 


In closing, I would be remiss if I didn't pay tribute to my father in law, Ilija Rusnov, who passed recently. Very much a father figure to me, Ilija was a Croatian immigrant, who made his family and education the highest priority for his children. They thrived and he was much beloved. Thank you for setting such a high bar for parental engagement. RIP Ilija. You will be greatly missed!


Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!
P.S. Only 14 Days to Go! 15th Canada's Schools of the Future [Student Invention] Challenge! Win a Classroom Makeover! Click to enter!
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
Founder & President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
Founder, MindShare Workspace--Your Place to Work & Learning
CEO & Co-founder, C21 Canada--Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation

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Canada’s Top CyberTitan Teams Named to Progress to National Finals!, March 27, 2023

This generative AI tool actually teaches kids how to write, March 26, 2023

How AWS Think Big Spaces help kids around the world see their own far-reaching futures, April 21, 2023
US Department of Education Seeking Public Comments on Approaches to Innovative Assessment Pilot, April 18, 2023
Why It’s ‘Imperative’ That Edtech Providers Prove Their Products Work, May 2, 2023

Launch of Contact North I Contact Nord's AI-Enabled Study Online Quick Tips APP and Website, May 4, 2023

Centennial College receives $2-million donation to support environmental sustainability, May 4, 2023

ChatGPT Is the Start of Online Education, Not the End, May2, 2023

University of Toronto, Universite De Montreal get combined $325 million as part of $1.4 billion federal investment into university innovation, April 28, 2023

Unesco: Quick Start Guide to ChatGPT and AI in Higher Education, April 28, 2023
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MindShare Advisory Board
The MindShare Report is grateful for the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board. 

Kevin Custer, Founding Principal, Arc Capital Development 
Chip Fesko, President, Fesko Inc.
Ian Fogarty, Educator, Riverview High School | MindShare National Video Challenge Award Winner 
Dr. Guy Tetrault, Award Winning Sun West Director & CEO (Retired)
Michael Furdyk, Co-Founder, TakingItGlobal 
Dr. Eric Hamilton, Associate Dean of Education, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology 
Maxim Jean-Louis, CEO, Contact North/Contact Nord, 
Gary Kern, Director of Learning, St. George's School 
Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University 
David Marsi, Practice Management Consultant - Private Wealth (Specialist, Developing Talent), BMO Private Wealth
Mirella Rossi, Superintendent of Education, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
Sandra Chow, Award Winning Teacher, Toronto District School Board 
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams
Zelia Capatao-Tavares, Award-Winning Educator, Toronto District School Board
About Us

The MindShare Learning team is made up of the following awesome individuals: 

Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator 

Dr. Ron Owston, PhD., Research Associate, University Professor Emeritus, Former Dean of Faculty, York University 

Chris Kim, PhD., Research Associate, Software Engineer, software studio, Fresco Industries
Timothy Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Learning Strategist
Hanan Mousa, M.B.A, B.C. S. Digital Media Specialist
Ivana Zelich, Digital Media & Marketing Associate
Valerie Rusnov, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor 
Filomena Martellacci, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Editor

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