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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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Journal biotech

Published March 7, 2017

The Blog as a Monitoring Tool for Internships in Biotechnology

Alain Toutloff Teacher, Cégep de l'Outaouais

Supervising students well in class is one thing, but when it comes to doing so with respect to internships, it becomes much more complex. How do you follow their evolution and give value to everything they will have accomplished? By putting a blog into place, through the My Web Space hosted by Profweb, I was able to achieve several of my pedagogical objectives. I will share with you my first experience with my students in biotechnology.

Biology

Real Life Stories

Zotero

Published February 28, 2017

Zotero: How to Seduce in Methodology

Dany Thibault Teacher, Collège Montmorency

This Real Life Story is a translation from the original French version, published in October 2014. It is being published in English now, as part of our series of articles highlighting open source resources and free educational software, in light of the ADTE symposium being held on March 15, 2017.

Human Sciences

Real Life Stories

Published February 24, 2017

Free and Open Source Software: Much More Than Touch Screens - Useful and Responsible Computing

Kurt Vignola Teacher, Cégep de Rimouski

I’ve been using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for more than 10 years now. In the beginning, the fact that I could use the software for free was what I found interesting. As time went on, I grew to appreciate their user-friendliness and their interoperability. My use of FOSS has now taken on a symbolic value: a refusal of hyper-consumerism, rejecting any restraints on the free flow of ideas caused by copyright laws and opposing the commercialisation of education.

History

Articles

Profil TIC

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Published March 23, 2017

ICT Profile and Digital Badge Experiments

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

The ICT Profile for College Students generated many projects, including two digital badge experiments, which attest mastery of digital skills. The fist took place in a situation of recognition of acquired competencies (RAC) in college; the other in regular day training. The system will be available to all colleges, in the DECclic/Moodle environment: colleges will award ICT Profile Badges to their students. They will also benefit from an institutional space within which they can award their own badges.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Published March 20, 2017

Deeper Learning in Social Science Research Methods: A New Role-Playing Activity Website is Launched

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, a Launch event for CCDMD’s new Research Competition website was held at John Abbott College. The Research Competition website contains everything a teacher needs to get started with 3 different role-playing scenarios that can be incorporated into Social Science Research Methods courses. This new web resource, which is available for free to teachers, holds a lot of promise for making courses more engaging, while also inspiring deeper learning through realistic and relevant simulations.

Human Sciences

Articles

Published March 13, 2017

Taking Stock of Innovative Practices Combining Technology and Pedagogy within Quebec’s Private Colleges

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb

In anticipation of an upcoming presentation of Profweb’s mission and services to the Directors of the ACPQ (Association des collèges privés du Québec), we have prepared a collection of Real Life Stories and articles related to the private colleges of Quebec. Submitted by teachers from the private colleges or members of the Profweb team, these publications highlight the inspiring contribution of the private colleges to advancing the use of education technology within the college network.

Multidisciplinary

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G suite vignette

Published January 26, 2017

G Suite For Education: Collaboration-Based Pedagogy

Kurt Vignola Teacher, Cégep de Rimouski
Maxime Ross Learning Technology Advisor, Cégep de Rimouski
Michel Ouellet Teacher, Cégep de Rimouski
Lyly Lessard Teacher, Cégep de Rimouski

In November of 2015, Maxime Ross, a Techno-pedagogical Advisor at the Cégep de Rimouski, published an In-depth report on Profweb entitled Le projet Chromebook et le déploiement des outils Google pour l’Éducation. In this report, he presented the main steps that led to the introduction of Google Classroom and Chromebook laptops to a cohort of students in the Arts and Sciences program (AS). This first experiment aimed to explore Google's cloud-based tools, to verify their pedagogical use and to justify their deployment to the entire Cégep de Rimouski college community. So where are things now, a year later?

Multidisciplinary

Featured Reports

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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