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Digital Action Plan for Education and Higher Education

Students: At the Heart of the Digital Revolution

After mechanization, electrification and industrialization, a fourth important revolution—the digital revolution—is transforming the way we think, create, communicate, learn and work.

Québec's education system is an important incubator of change and innovation. To a large extent, it is education and higher education that will enable us to adapt, both now and in the future, and allow all members of society to have equal opportunity, educational success and the possibility of achieving their full potential.

The digital age is here and now. Let's make sure we're ready to make the most of all the possibilities digital technology has to offer. It's time for us to propel Québec into the future! (Video in French only)

Benefits for Everyone

  • Innovative pedagogical approaches fostering educational success
  • Learners who are more invested and autonomous in their learning process
  • Lever of collaboration among stakeholders in education
  • Teacher training in the use of digital technologies for pedagogical purposes
  • Better ways for the family to monitor, collaborate and participate

An Ambitious Plan for Our Education System

Click below for an overview of the 33 measures contained in the first Digital Action Plan for Education and Higher Education, one of the key commitments under Québec's Digital Strategy and an important tool for the Policy on Educational Success.

Orientation 1: Support the development of the digital skills of young people and adults Afficher le contenu

To modernize and adapt the way in which training is offered, skills are developed and digital literacy is fostered

  • Reference framework of cross-curricular digital competencies at every level of education
  • Use of coding for educational purposes in all Québec schools
  • Integration of digital technologies into the educational practices of future teachers
  • Training and guidance for staff in schools and institutions of higher education
  • Public awareness of the potential of digital technologies and promotion of good practices

Digital Combo in all Québec Schools

Cutting-edge technological equipment

selected by school-teams based on their own particular challenges and needs, and divided into three categories: fleet of digital devices (e.g. tablets and laptops) / robotics / fabrication laboratory (Fab Lab)

Training of school staff

during Québec’s provincial digital days. In addition, diversified, accessible training and support is available so professionals can enhance their ability to use such equipment for educational purposes.

Orientation 2: Make use of digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning practices Afficher le contenu

Through innovative practices, the pooling of resources and services, and the provision of distance education tailored to the needs of learners

  • Provincial platform to pool digital educational resources for the education system
  • Support for the acquisition and development of digital educational resources in education and higher education
  • Support for innovative projects from kindergarten to university
  • Digital ministry examinations
  • Deployment of an e-book loan system in school libraries
  • Development of varied and accessible distance education offerings based on needs at the various levels of education

eCampus Québec: Accessible Distance Education Offerings

New virtual campus

where students will be able to consult and access, in just a few clicks, the entire body of distance education offered by Québec colleges and universities

Communal promotional tool

that will make it possible to increase synergy between institutions of higher learning, and to offer better coordinated distance education in line with the needs of the key sectors of Québec’s economy

An excellent way to permit students, throughout the province and around the world, to discover the distance education offered by Québec institutions.

Orientation 3: Create an environment conducive to the development of digital technologies in the education system Afficher le contenu

To maintain an ongoing record that will accompany students along their educational path, to implement adapted and flexible digital guidelines and support, and to ensure fair and safe access to digital technologies

  • Unified student file that students will have throughout their education
  • Stronger communication and collaboration among educators, students and parents through the development and use of digital tools and resources
  • Support for the development of Québec’s educational technology (EdTech) sector, an ecosystem dedicated to innovation in teaching and learning
  • Acquisition of digital equipment for pedagogical purposes in education and higher education
  • Support for users of digital equipment in education and higher education
  • Access to a reliable, safe and large-capacity telecommunications network in education and higher education