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Changes to the TELE program for the 2020-21 academic year

Introducing “Bring-Your-Own Device” for remaining laptop TELE students

As announced in previous years, the university is continuing the transition of the Technology-Enriched Learning Environment (TELE) program for undergraduate students to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) model.  Under BYOD, the university provides the same course specific software while the student is given the opportunity to bring their own personal laptop.  In so doing, we provide the student with their own laptop choice and a much lower TELE ancillary fee.

This past September, the university successfully introduced BYOD TELE in the following faculties: 

  • Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS); 
  • Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) - Game Development and Entrepreneurship program; and
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (FEAS) - year 1 students only.

Effective September 2020, FEAS students (presently enrolled in year 2+ for the 2019-20 academic year) will transition from the Laptop TELE model to the BYOD TELE model and thus completing the BYOD transition project for all Ontario Tech University students.

Current Laptop TELE students in Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (year 2 and above) will be offered an opportunity to buyout their existing institutional laptop. More information will be shared in the future with students via OntarioTechu.Net email.

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