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Pointquebec

Published September 9, 2014

Quebec’s Suffix on the Internet and the Cégeps

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

According to a Radio Canada press release, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) authorized the creation of a .quebec suffix in On September 2, 2014, preregistration began for businesses and organizations to reserve their own names o domain. On November 13, registration is public and open to all. According to The Globe and Mail, Quebec is currently the only geographical location within Canada to enjoy this distinct status.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Published September 7, 2014

A DawsonITE Revival at Profweb

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Regular readers of Profweb's English service will have no doubt noticed the demise of the News feature in our new site. Because of the incorporation of the Vitrine Technologie-Éducation (VTÉ) research function called CERES into the new Profweb reader experience, new items are added to this repository eliminating the need for Profweb news and making our reader experience more seamless and therefore less confusing.

Multidisciplinary

Digital Tools

Unlockingresearch

Published September 7, 2014

What is ‘Unlocking Research’?

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Unlocking Research is a guide developed by the library staff at the Saint-Lambert Campus of Champlain College to help college level students navigate their way through the research process from the initial definition and development of a research topic to the final citation of sources in the bibliography. Unlike many similar tools, Unlocking Research targets the college level student, avoiding topics such as how to write theses, which are too advanced, and focuses on topics where college students often have difficulties. For example, there is information on how to recognize the elements of a bibliography because college students trying to do a bibliography may not recognize the difference between the article author and the editor of a book or the title of a book and the title of the chapter. Unlocking Research and associated Glossary were created with the help of a grant from the Entente Canada Québec.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Published April 7, 2013

Virtual Classrooms for Second Language Business Courses – Take 2

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Although the first iteration of a hybrid course allowing more level- specific learning among students taking a discipline-specific second language course in administration was disrupted by last year's student activism, this year's course has provided a fertile field for experimenting with the concept of virtual cohorts. Not every resource is a success, but the experience does provide benefits.

English (Second Language)

Articles

Published March 12, 2012

Hybrid | Blended Courses – The Sum Can Be Greater Than the Parts

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb
Brenda Lamb IT Educational Advisor, Cégep John Abbott College

As information technology is becoming more widespread, the growing use of the hybrid | blended formula indicates that teachers are adopting those aspects of technology that they find most useful without jettisoning features of traditional instruction that have served them well.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Published January 23, 2012

Pédagogie Collégiale’s IT English Secret

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb
Maeve Muldowney Coordinator of Professional Development & Research, Dawson College
Fanny Kingsbury Director General, AQPC

Thanks to information technology, a wealth of English pedagogical information from the AQPC's Pédagogie collégiale is available to members of the Quebec College Network and to anyone else at a single click. With the launch of its English Editorial Board, the journal is hoping to become better known within the Anglophone community.

Multidisciplinary

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