School District 23 (Central Okanagan): School District Extends Learning Beyond the Classroom with Online Productivity Tools
School District 23 (SD 23) has always used technology to promote learning. It is one of a few school districts in Canada to offer email service and online collaboration sites for students in grades 4 through 12. School District 23 replaced its outdated email solution with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 for staff and Microsoft Office 365 for students, who now use their PCs, laptops, and mobile phones to communicate with one another and their teachers through cloud-based email and instant messaging. This hybrid deployment fosters connected learning, helps students work more productively, and will reduce email costs by 90 percent over five years.