The City of Mississauga has introduced a new “virtual campus” service that, starting on May 1, will enable post-secondary students to access school resources anywhere in the world from Mississauga.
The City, in partnership with University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), is launching eduroam (education roaming) – a secure, worldwide roaming service. eduroam offers students access to post-secondary institutions around the world when they visit City facilities where Wi-Fi access is available.
Mississauga is the first Canadian city to make eduroam available to its student population. The City has a similar partnership in place with Sheridan College for creating a virtual campus using the City’s free public Wi-Fi network.
“Technology plays a significant role in enabling a connected and engaged City,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The progress we are making through our innovative IT Master Plan positions the City as a leader in Smart City technology. It is also a large part of what makes Mississauga a great place to live, work, attend school or do business.”
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