The award-winning Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning (ABEL) Program transforms learning by connecting people, virtually and face-to-face.
Founded in 2002, ABEL is led and funded by Office of the Vice President, Research & Innovation at York University and the York Region District School Board (YRDSB). Since its inception, ABEL has developed a reputation for excellence and expertise across Canada, and has established national and international credibility as a leading authority on new modes of teaching, training, learning and collaboration.
ABEL strives to improve results through its networks for knowledge sharing and collaboration and its professional learning programs. Through both public and private sector partnerships and a research-based approach, ABEL integrates new and existing technologies in teaching and learning. This combination of networks, partnerships, and a focus on research drives innovative models for teaching, training and learning and creates opportunities for transformation.
ABEL connects researchers, educators, public and private sector organizations and other affiliated partners through the program’s services:
Delivering professional learning
Providing access to technological tools and support
Delivering and providing learning resources
Building effective partnerships
Driving innovation and mobilization through research
Offering technical and pedagogical consulting services
Collaboration: Harnessing the power of collective knowledge by connecting people effectively and efficiently.
Innovation: Building potential through new ways of learning.
Transformation: Creating value and new opportunities for people and organizations.