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Published October 20, 2014

Using Atomic Learning for Biopharmaceutical Training

Michael Caseys Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

John Abbott College opened the new Ann Marie Edward science building in 2012 providing custom built labs for a new Biopharmaceutical program. Students in this program come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures and they must be able to get up and running quickly using Excel, Word and basic project management software. I discovered that John Abbott College has a site license for Atomic Learning (AL) from a poster on the wall behind my desk. AL is a web based training platform providing video tutorials on over 200 software applications, including the ones with which my students required help. In addition to the tutorials, AL also provides useful educational resources.

Medical Laboratory Technology

Real Life Stories

Published October 6, 2014

Second Language Adventure Tourism

Gina Lavine Coordinator of the Modern Languages Department, Collège Laflèche

International Baccalaureate (IB) students are generally motivated or they would not have chosen to go into such an intensive program. I wanted to give these students an experience where they would be working on their own, at their own pace and speaking with authentic Anglophones, a rarity in Trois-Rivières in order to deal with the multiplicity of language skills in my IB class. I knew that the Entente Canada-Quebec could provide a grant which would enable an actual immersion trip. All manner of information technology including Facebook and chat as well as a willing partner in a French as Second Language course at Cégep de Gaspésie des Îles made for a great way to realize these goals.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Published September 30, 2014

A Mixed Media Approach for a Distance Education Course in Philosophy

Bernard Vallée Project Manager, Cégep à distance

The purpose of this story is to highlight some of the technological and pedagogical principles (videos, interactive exercises, forums, comic strips) that have underpinned the development of a distance education course in Philosophy. Let’s begin with a few characteristics of Cégep à distance’s model.

Philosophy

Real Life Stories

Published September 23, 2014

The TEKPHY Project: Integrating Technology into Kinesiology and Physical Rehabilitation

Patrick Marion Kinesiologist, TEKPHY
Ariane C. Rousseau Coordinator of TEKPHY Project, TEKPHY

In recent years, smart technologies have entered the health sciences. Whether the Nintendo Wii console in physical rehabilitation, a mobile application or postural analysis, technological innovations abound. Future health professionals will increasingly come to know, evaluate and employ smart technology. However, merely knowing that this technology is available is not enough; it is still necessary to choose applications well and use them properly.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Published September 22, 2014

Evernote and Teaching

Carole Emilie Baddour, PhD Teacher, Collégial international Sainte-Anne

Like all addictions, it started innocently. I heard so much talk about Evernote from others, that my journey simply began out of curiosity. I wanted to know for myself what it was and how to use it. A few years ago, I started using Evernote for my personal affairs and I fell in love. It was such a powerful organizational tool and I was hooked. Evernote allowed me to have everything I could possibly need (such as documents, audio files, annotations and website clippings) stored in once place and synced across every device I used. I loved Evernote so much in my personal life that I decided to bring it into my chemistry classes.

Chemistry

Real Life Stories

Evernote

Published September 15, 2014

Evernote – Note Taking and Beyond

Emily Beaumont Teacher, Plymouth University

A presenter at the Canadian International Conference on Education (CICE) held in June 2014, Emily Beaumont shares her experiences using the cloud storage system Evernote for both for academic research and as a teaching resource in the classroom.

Multidisciplinary

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