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Real life stories present teacher projects showcasing the inspiring use of technology in colleges. Written by or for teachers, they thrust the reader into the heart of the revolution happening in learning.

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Articles present breaking developments in information technology within the college network as well as worldwide to inspire readers in their integration of IT into their teaching.


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Reports focus on a specific theme or body of knowledge to offer our readers in-depth expertise developed within the college network.

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Vignette

Published January 19, 2017

Teaching Terminology with Tools That Engage Students

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

The foundation of many courses relies on students learning new vocabulary: geography, biology, marketing, tourism, economics, physiotherapy, and the list goes on. For many disciplines, these important words must be mastered before a teacher can dive into the course subject matter. Finding ways to help students learn terminology through context and meaning, while making it fun and interesting, is a challenge. Teaching English for Tourism and other courses in the Bilingual Tourism Program (CEGEPs Limoilou and Champlain-St. Lawrence) has given me the opportunity to try different approaches and test various tools.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Newsactivist

Published January 11, 2017

Empowering Students with Liberal Education and Technology

Gabriel Flacks Teacher, Champlain College - Campus Saint-Lambert

Enabling student empowerment by offering students access to a personalized and inquiry-based education is a hallmark of the liberal education model. When a student is invited to share their academic work with the local and global community, it helps them to devote the requisite energy, passion and creativity to their efforts, which promotes accelerated learning. Technology can be used to support the liberal education model and, further, can provided tools to teach more effectively and enhance curricula. Using Web 2.0 tools has allowed my students to bridge academic and non-academic interests, to connect to global partners and collaborators and to engage with online media in real-time.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Banniere

Published December 12, 2016

Following the Evolution of Student Projects with Snapchat

François Longpré Teacher, Collège Lionel-Groulx

I currently teach the course Management Methodologies in the Business Technologies Program. It takes place in the 5th semester and it acts as an integrative activity. Within this course, students put into practice the theoretical notions taught in event organisation, with the objective of raising money for a foundation of their choice. It’s their occasion to demonstrate the competencies they have developed in the areas of planning, organisation, management and control during their studies.

Business Administration

Articles

Boule de c1

Published January 13, 2017

The Profweb Team’s Amusing Predictions for 2017

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

This article contains some predictions from the team for 2017, some are serious, while others are more comical. Happy reading and Happy New Year 2017 to all of our readers, collaborators and partners!

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Vignette

Published January 10, 2017

Articles and Real Life Stories to Read (or Read Again) before the Winter Semester Begins

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

It is not always easy to find the time, in the middle of the semester, to read all of the new articles from Profweb attentively and to integrate new practices inspired by your colleagues in the college network. I am therefore suggesting that you take a second look at 6 publications put online during the second half of the fall semester 2016.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Raspberrypi (1)

Published December 20, 2016

Discover the Pedagogical Potential of Raspberry Pi: It Will Leave You Wanting More!

Alexandre Dal-Pan Editor, Profweb
Samuel Turcotte Intern in Masters Educational Technology, Profweb

The Réseau des répondantes et répondants TIC held a meeting from October 12 to 14, 2016 at O’Sullivan College in Quebec City. On the agenda, there were several training and networking activities for the IT Reps and their partners in the college network. We had the opportunity to attend the presentation given by Christophe Reverd, techno-pedagogical counsellor for the Vitrine technologie-éducation (VTÉ). We offer you a summary of the activity “Raspberry Pi in class: What is it? Who is it for? What will it allow the user to do?”. We can say it straightaway, Christophe knew how to capture the attention of the participants.

Multidisciplinary

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Published December 8, 2015

Digital Presentations

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

For many teachers, their first foray towards integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into their pedagogical practice comes through the use of digital presentation software (such as Microsoft PowerPoint) as a visual support for their lectures. Nowadays, these digital slideshows are undoubtedly the most common technology in college-level classrooms. This tool has become the norm and teachers who do not use it are becoming few and far between. Presentation software such as PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, LibreOffice Impress and Prezi all have interesting features (with the last two being freely available over the Internet). That said, they also contain shortcomings and traps that should be avoided. This in-depth report presents various uses of presentation software in class along with tips and advice for using slideshows within an educational context.

Multidisciplinary

Featured Reports

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Published November 3, 2015

Google Apps (and Education)

Guillaume Vachon Web integrator, Profweb

In this Featured Report, you will discover the Google Applications suite. We provide an overview of the free applications that are available within the different Google Apps suites (including the Education option), as well as some examples of educational uses from the college network, covering various types of teaching tasks.

Multidisciplinary

Featured Reports

Fad

Published September 15, 2015

Distance Education in the College Network: Current Issues and Practices

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

This document is the end result of a general call launched on the IT Reps list in February 2015. The survey probed practices in distance education in the college network. Based on the answers given, Profweb asked some of the respondents to discuss the issues of distance education, its pedagogical challenges, and strategies likely to facilitate its deployment in the college network. Eight respondents participated in developing this topic. Andréanne Turgeon gathered their comments in telephone interviews and videoconferences.

Multidisciplinary