February 8, 2017 | For Immediate Release | Guelph, ON
The definition of homework is taking on a new meaning for some bussed students at St James Catholic High School (StJames) this semester with the launch of a pilot project that will see several bus routes equipped with wireless internet. In fact, they may be the first students in the province to start calling it “Buswork” rather than course work.
The first project of its kind in Ontario, Wellington Catholic DSB has started a pilot project that will see three buses outfitted with Wi-Fi. The busses transport nearly 100 St. James students daily to and from communities in Wellington county including Arthur, Elora and Mount Forest.
Students will have access to Wi-Fi on the bus through a secure network and will follow the same internet usage policies used at school. Students will have access to a virtual learning environment including Ministry of Education approved digital tools such as Desire2Learn, Google, and Homework Help. Appropriate staff at St. James will be trained and coached how to incorporate these tools into their existing curriculum.
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