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Published December 15, 2014

Integrating E-Commerce Skills into Our Pedagogy

Heather Sorella Teacher, Collège LaSalle
Maureen Buck Teacher, Collège LaSalle

This is how two teachers, Heather Sorella and Maureen Buck, from the Fashion Marketing program at College LaSalle, came to develop an E-commerce AEC. During an industry internship, Maureen recognized the growing demand for E-commerce in the fashion industry. Both teachers decided that their students needed to have E-commerce knowledge in preparation for entering the workplace. As a result, the Fashion Department Co-coordinator, Sandra Parker, decided to implement a one semester 180 hour (120 academic/ 60 internship) E-commerce Retail Specialist AEC.

Fashion Design

Real Life Stories

Published December 8, 2014

Qualifying the Quantified Learner

Alexandre Enkerli Educational Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Part of VTE’s mission is the monitoring of emerging trends bringing pedagogy and technology together. The “quantified learner” is such a trend, related to the broader theme of educational data explored at VTE. Those matters may impact teachers’ work and there are plenty of tricky issues to work through. People in Quebec’s Cegeps monitor this topic while colleges elsewhere in Canada provide training in this field.

Multidisciplinary

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Published December 8, 2014

Zotero – A New Paradigm for Citation

Denis Côté Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence
Daniel Perreault Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

Five years ago, when Denis saw that Zotero was free and developed by a university, he realized that it was not like a lot of software that comes from a start-up company where you don’t know whether it’s going to be there in two years or whether they have a bare bones free version, and then you have to pay for full service. He also thought that the way that it was designed as a plugin in Firefox was the way to go! It’s really easy. With just one or two clicks, you get your references in. And you have a choice of referencing styles, as well as an integration with Word! He started to use it to collect some of his references in his courses. And then at a Social Sciences Department meeting one day, he talked about it and realized that our students should all begin to use it!

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Published December 1, 2014

An Online Course to Pass the OQLF French Exam

Chantale Giguère Teacher, Dawson College

Two Dawson French teachers (Chantale Giguère and Laurent Duval) have developed a new online course called A Tutorial for the OQLF French Exam - Health Sector Students and Professionals. This 45-hour fully online course specifically designed for health sector is now offered by Dawson’s Center of Training and Development (CTD). The students are pharmacists, nurses, doctors, x-ray technicians or students in the health sector who want to improve their French competencies to work in the Quebec health system.

French (Second Language)

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Published December 1, 2014

Moodle Platform Moderating the CERAC Community of Practice

Orzu Kamolova Techno-pedagogical Advisor, CERAC Drummondville
Audrey Corbeil Techno-pedagogical Advisor, CERAC Drummondville
Michel Cloutier Educational Advisor, CERAC Drummondville

At the Sommet sur l’Enseignement supérieur, in February 2013, it was announced that four CERACs (Centre d’expertise en reconnaissance des acquis et des compétences) would be created within the college network. The CEGEPs awarded a CERAC were: Cégep de Drummondville, Cégep de Ste-Foy, Cégep Marie-Victorin and Champlain Regional College. Over the last year, my colleagues and I have worked to design and develop a virtual space for communication and collaboration between these centers using Moodle (LMS). The goal was to create and support an online community of practice. The platform provides a space to bring together hundreds of pedagogical advisors in Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC), nearly twenty employees of the four CERACs and representatives from MESRS (Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de la Science).

Multidisciplinary

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Published November 24, 2014

Generating Content for the Flipped Classroom Using Panopto Software

Norm Spatz Editor, Profweb

Last year Casey Burkholder worked for the Center for Engineering in Society. In an interview with her, she mentioned that Deborah Dysart-Gale, Chair and Associate Professor of the Center, promoted a hybrid course design for graduate level engineering students in a writing course on technical writing for computer scientists and engineers. Burkholder taught one section of this technical writing course where students completed most of their work outside of class and brought their results to class for revision. In effect, she ran the course like a writing workshop, creating lecture materials and videos before class and then posting them online. Students would watch them and be guided to a prompt where they would create a first draft of a writing piece. Class time was spent working in small groups and with one-on-one instructor / student time to focus on students’ actual writing. This approach was enabled through the use of Panopto Software.

English (Second Language)

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