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Published June 7, 2016

Hidden treasures: Free and Inexpensive Information and Communication Technologies for College Students

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Catherine Fichten Teacher, Dawson College
Alice Havel Research Associate, Dawson College
Mary Jorgensen Research Associate, Adaptech
Christine Vo Research Assistant, Adaptech
Evelyne Marcil, M.A Teacher, Adaptech
Jillian Budd, M.A. Project Manager, Adaptech

Our most recent project at the Adaptech Research Network has been to update our Free and Inexpensive Technology Database (FANDI), with a focus on the latest mobile, Windows and Macintosh products. These technologies not only meet the needs of students in many Cegep career and technical programs, but they also address one of Quebec’s greatest challenges: maintaining a qualified workforce in the areas of industry and technology. Furthermore, FANDI supports students in other college programs, students with various visible and non-visible disabilities and those who have weaker language skills. Read below to find out how the database was developed and to learn about some of our favorite technologies.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Published February 16, 2016

Making the Grade: College Students with Disabilities and Academic Success

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Catherine Fichten Teacher, Dawson College
Alice Havel Research Associate, Dawson College
Mary Jorgensen Research Associate, Adaptech

The Adaptech Research Network consists of a team of academics, students and stakeholders. Since 1996, we have been conducting bilingual research on postsecondary students with and without disabilities by examining factors which contribute to academic success. For example, in a six-year archival study, the key facilitator for 192 college graduates with disabilities was being registered for campus disability related services. When 633 college students with various disabilities were compared to 40,262 students without disabilities, we found that the 2 groups graduated at the same rate, although students with disabilities took a little longer.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Published November 3, 2015

Teachers’ Use of ICTs: What Do Students Think?

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

In the context of a research project funded by the “Fonds de Recherche du Québec sur la société et la culture” (FRQRSC), 311 students from Dawson College and Cégep André-Laurendeau were surveyed online, in French or English, about their teachers’ practices in the use of ICTs and cyber-learning. This survey allowed the researchers to collect data on the teachers’ use of technology as well as the students’ level of satisfaction regarding this use.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Published May 2, 2010

The Dragon in the Classroom: Opening Our Doors to an Increased Use of Technology

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Catherine Fichten Teacher, Dawson College
Alexandre Chauvin Research Officer, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Alice Havel Research Associate, Dawson College
Maria Barile Researcher, Dawson College
Mai Nhu Nguyen Research Associate, Adaptech

Students with learning disabilities can have difficulties in a variety of domains. While ICTs do not provide the answer to all of the concerns of students with LDs, they do make a huge difference in making students' lives easier and their academic work more efficient and successful.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Published May 5, 2008

Identifying Reading Disorders at the Collegial Level

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

There’s an undetected population in francophone cegeps that needs screening and accommodation so that they can complete their cegep degrees. It costs the system to provide resources to accommodate people with disabilities, but it's a lot cheaper than the price tag of failure.

French (Language and Literature)