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Words of Experience on the Academic Use of Electronic Discussion Forums

Published September 20, 2009  |  Geography

Steve Boucher Teacher, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - Terrebonne

Trying out an electronic forum for his geography class, Steve Boucher of the Collège de Lanaudière's Terrebonne campus tells us of the advantages that he's discovered using this communication tool and points out tips to promote student participation.

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Astronauts or Teachers?

Published February 27, 2007  |  English (Second Language)

Donna Aziz-Canuel Teacher, Collège Lionel-Groulx

We have all felt it! The thrill of successfully using a new technology can have all the excitement of space travel. Donna Aziz-Canuel of collège Lionel-Groulx compares herself to an astronaut launching into cyberspace. Read about Donna's trip using the Horizon Wimba platform!

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David Wells Customizes IT

Published March 12, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

David Wells IT Director and IT Representative, Marianopolis College

According to David, the true challenge of being an IT director and representative is not just to get the teachers who are computer savvy up to speed, but to get people who don't use technology in their lives to use it as a tool in their teaching. Read more about his teacher friendly vision of IT insertion.

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Martin Benoit - Pedagogical Blogger

Published March 16, 2008  |  Applied Arts

Martin Benoit Teacher, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Martin Benoit has had a love affair with technology for years. Starting with an e-mail account open to current and former students, he has now started a blog that puts his students in direct contact with professionals in their field.  

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Using IT in Interior Design

Published November 23, 2008  |  Applied Arts

Sylvain Lefebvre Teacher, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - L'Assomption

For students who have to visually represent different materials in their renderings, using digital photography to present examples of good techniques as well as bad ones makes a difference!

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Click for Concept-based Physics

Published February 1, 2009  |  Physics

Luc Tremblay Teacher, Collège Mérici

Physics courses can lead to the understanding of phenomena rather than the rote use of formulas!

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Online, Interactive Math Homework!

Published March 8, 2009  |  Mathematics

Alice McLeod Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

Alice McLeod met with Norm Spatz of the Profweb Animaweb Team to talk about her use of WeBWorK. This following account of that meeting provides information on the use of this exciting resource for Mathematics.

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Making IT and Mathematics Compute!

Published October 4, 2009  |  Mathematics

Lyse Favreau Coordinator, Profweb
François Laflèche Teacher, Cégep de l'Outaouais
Line Raymond Teacher, Cégep de l'Outaouais

The Mathematics Department at Cégep de l'Outaouais explains the road it traveled to choose its learning platform and how a plug-in motivated their final selection.

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Supervising Apprentices Assigned Around the Globe

Published September 28, 2009  | 

Marie-Claude McDuff Department Head Internships and Admissions, Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec

To stay in touch with students on foreign assignments, to extend personal support and to encourage mutual communication, the ITHQ successfully used Facebook.

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A Problem-based Learning Approach in a Virtual Environment

Published October 19, 2009  |  French (Second Language)

Philippe Gagné Teacher, Vanier College

A hybrid course in French Second Language had to be motivating for its largely technical students who were looking to complete their last few core courses in order to successfully finish their studies. Learn how an innovative problem-based learning approach in a virtual environment caught their interest!

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Published August 24, 2014

Meeting Students Where They’re At!

Becki George Teacher, Northland College
Kelly La Venture Teacher, Bemidji State University

Kelly La Venture and Becki George of Northland College Wisconsin presented a workshop on hybrid instruction at the recent Canadian International Conference on Education (CICE) at Cape Breton University in Sydney, Nova Scotia from June 16-19, 2014. After their workshop, in conversation with Profweb’s Norm Spatz, they elaborated on their motivation for creating and teaching hybrid classes. Kelly’s and Becki’s remarks are testimonials that providing flexible learning approaches builds contentment among students – helping Quebec college students master ICT profile skills.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Published January 18, 2018

3 Platforms to Create Video-Based Tasks that Actively Engage Students

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In 2018, cell phones, tablets and computers combined with free applications or software give us the ability to create high quality video and broadcast it within moments. The internet gives us access to vast free video resources. Yet in spite of these technological innovations, students still consume digital media mostly passively in classroom settings. Three free online platforms allow you to create different types of video-based tasks that engage your students more actively.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Published November 30, 2017

Google Classroom to Support Sustainable Learning in the Dental Prosthesis Program

Julie Jacob Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

I teach in the Dental Prosthesis Program. During the winter session, I give the course Conception et confection de pièces squelettiques II to students in their 4th semester in the program. This course allows them to finish acquiring the skills essential for them to succeed the integration activity. However, the students do not have the opportunity to practice these skills between their 4th and 6th semester of studies. This means that 3rd year students sometimes have difficulty finding theoretical or practical notions from the year before. For this reason, I set out to find both, a way to ensure the safekeeping of course contents and a means of making the content easily accessible to the students.

Dental Technology

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