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Publication by Simon Côté-Massicotte

About the Author

Simon is a writer and editor at Profweb and teaches ESL at CEGEP Limoilou. Passionate about literature, he holds a bachelor’s degree in English Studies from Laval University. Driven by a desire to improve the learning experience for his students, his techno-pedagogical interests include active learning and gamification.

Digital Tools


Published May 8, 2020

Discord: An Efficient Communication Tool for Pedagogical Purposes

Simon Côté-Massicotte Editor, Profweb

When the lockdown began, what now seems like years ago, I, like so many other teachers, had to figure out a way to continue giving my course as seamlessly as possible. Since my literature courses were heavily reliant on student interactions and regular exchanges, my first focus was to find a flexible, efficient, and reliable communication tool. After seeing the success of the Discord server created by my colleagues in the Video Game Design program at Limoilou, I decided to experiment with the program and it proved to be exactly what I was looking for.


Real Life Stories

College network resource


Published March 10, 2020

Using Moodle to Create a Paperless Literature Course

Simon Côté-Massicotte Editor, Profweb

The phrase “paperless literature course” feels wrong. Whether because of the strong association of literature with physical books, or the perception of cellphones, computers, and tablets as distractions, there is something counterintuitive about using ICTs to teach literature.

Languages and Literature


Etudiants ordinateurs

Published November 30, 2018

An Introduction to Virtual Team Teaching with Sharon Coyle

Simon Côté-Massicotte Editor, Profweb

Virtual team teaching, or VTT, consists of having students from different colleges, often in different regions, collaborate on assignments or projects in a synchronous manner using online communication tools, in class. Invaluable in courses where the student is invited to learn about other cultures and languages, VTT has the potential to enhance almost any course.



Canva photo editor (2)

Published August 16, 2018

SALTISE 2018 Annual Conference Highlights

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb
Simon Côté-Massicotte Editor, Profweb

Just prior to the summer break, hundreds of educators interested in active learning gathered for the 2018 SALTISE annual conference, which was hosted this year at McGill University. The diverse range of presentations led by guest speakers from around the globe did not disappoint, keeping attendees engaged for the entire day. What follows are some highlights from members of Profweb Editorial Team who were on hand for this year’s conference.


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