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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

Real Life Stories

Logo blog glow140f

Published February 9, 2017

Migrating to Excel in Quantitative Methods Courses with On-line Training Videos

Vicki Beaupré-Odorico Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

For about 7 years I have been teaching Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research, a required course for Social Science Students that involves statistical analysis. With the rising cost of maintaining our software license agreement with a statistical package provider, the Methods sub-committee at our college decided to replace our prior solution with a more economical one, which required us to retool and retrain both faculty and students. We rose to the challenge and recently added a customizable on-line training video series that allows us to focus our valuable class time on teaching statistics and quantitative methodology - putting them into practice, rather than software training.

Social Sciences and Technologies

Real Life Stories

Published February 6, 2017

Experiential Learning and Digital Storytelling: A Powerful Duo

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Experiential learning is a means of moving from theory to application which allows for a fair amount of student discovery and serendipity to take place. Digital storytelling is a way for students to record, report or even be evaluated on their learning using modern technologies. The millennials, who are sometimes referred to as Generation C (and have a penchant for Creating, Collaborating and Communicating) seem enthusiastic about using mobile devices and technology. When students share what they learn through multimedia, they can even transport us to remote First Nations communities, providing us insight on places that we may never have the privilege to visit within our lifetimes. The result of combining their experiential learning with digital storytelling is most inspiring!

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Profil TIC

Vignette

Published February 2, 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

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