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Published February 9, 2016 | Multidisciplinary

Social Media: A Special Partnership and New Developments!

During the fall semester of 2015, the Profweb team collaborated with Brigitte Landry, a teacher in the Business Administration program at Cégep Limoilou. Brigitte was looking for an authentic case study for her students in the new E-business course that would allow them to work with a real client.

Two sections of the course proceeded to analyze the number of visits to the Profweb site using data provided by Google Analytics.  They also examined our activity on social media. After two weeks of working on the project, the two groups submitted an analysis report.

The Profweb team attended one of the final presentations given by the students at the end of the semester. Several new avenues for development were proposed to us by the students. The work is on-going!

Brigitte Landry (Teacher) and the students from her new E-business course

Profweb Is Active on Social Media

You may have noticed that Profweb has become more active on social media since fall 2015. Our team has been working hard to publicize your innovative experiences and collaborative projects in order to make them known throughout the college community. Do not hesitate to share your favourite publications in your network: together, we can make the accomplishments and inspiring techno-pedagogical approaches of our teachers shine!

In addition to our Calendar of Activities, we will make sure that information about the services and resources offered by our 11 partners, throughout the college network, will be shared through social media. We invite you to follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn to learn about the latest news!

Profweb in the Field

Profweb met with future CEGEP teachers and presented our resources and services to them

Profweb ventured to Université Laval, on January 20 and 21, 2016, to meet students in a Specialized Graduate degree program for college teaching in order to introduce them to our resources and services, as well as those of our partners. We have portrayed one of these outings with pictures: you can take a look at them on our new Instagram account. Would you like to share inspirational and funny photos related to your use of educational technology? It’s now possible by using the hashtag #Profweb. We look forward to discovering your world through pictures!

Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for the Real Life Story of Charles Laporte, a LaSalle College teacher who teaches a course entitled Social Media.

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    Alex Enkerli wrote February 9, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    “You may have noticed that Profweb has become more active on social media since fall 2015.” Now we know why! Hope you’ll remain active, as other projects emerge. Not that a social media presence is ideal for everyone, but Profweb specifically can benefit a lot from engaging people through social media. To use an example from our own experience, livetweet sessions often give unexpected benefits to participants. Much of it is about active listening and off-the-cuff interactions.

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    Andréanne Turgeon wrote February 10, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    While our communication strategy includes being more active on social media, it doesn't solely depend on them. It is one of many ways we can use to reach our audience, but as you said, it's not so much about being ''active'' as it is about being ''present'' and willing to listen. Social media allows us to keep up with the college network, to create new connections and to stay in touch with the people we meet, and to be more involved (livetweets are a great example of that). I find it fascinating that all this can happen, sometimes through as little as 140 characters. You get to hear from people you would never have met otherwise, it is an enriching experience for anyone willing to give it a try (myself included, as I recall telling you just last year, at the IT Rep's Meeting, that I wasn't interested in having a Twitter account. It has now become my favourite social media!)

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