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Changes to the TELE program 2017-18

INTRODUCING “BRING-YOUR-OWN DEVICE” FOR SOME UNDERGRADUATES

As announced last spring, the university has begun the transition of its Technology-enriched Learning Environment (TELE) program for undergraduate students to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) model.  Under BYOD, the university provides the same curriculum-specific software but the student provides his or her own personal computer.  In so doing, we provide the student with device choice and a much lower TELE ancillary fee.

Last September, the university successfully introduced BYOD TELE to Faculty of Education and Faculty of Social Science and Humanities students.

Effective September 2017, all undergraduate students in three additional faculties will embrace the BYOD TELE model:
  • Faculty of Business and Information Technology (with the exception of Game Development and Entrepreneurship program)
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Science

As in the first phase of BYOD, Information Technology Services will identify minimum hardware standards to guide students’ choice of technology.  Returning students will be afforded an opportunity to buy their existing UOIT-provided TELE device. For students whose own device becomes unavailable, a short-term rental program will be available through the Library. 

This change will be communicated to the affected students in the coming days, and more information will be available on the university’ website shortly thereafter.

Please note that this change does not affect students in Faculty of Business and Information Technology – Game Development and Entrepreneurship program, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.  Those programs and faculties will continue to participate in the Full TELE model as in previous years.

The university will continue to provide laptops to faculty members, teaching assistants and administrative staff. 

The university remains committed to providing the best software solutions to students in all faculties.  Information Technology Services will continue to provide technical support – face-to-face, online and by phone - as well as in-room support for online exams.

If you have any questions, please contact Ask.IT@uoit.ca.  Please view the TELE models page for further details regarding hardware, software, services, fees and important dates.

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