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Articles present breaking developments in information technology within the college network as well as worldwide to inspire readers in their integration of IT into their teaching.


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Reports focus on a specific theme or body of knowledge to offer our readers in-depth expertise developed within the college network.

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Published March 18, 2020

Turning Novels Into Engaging Multisensory Experiences

Rebecca Peters Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

In the fall 2019 semester, my students in the course Langue anglaise et culture (English 102) read Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, which details the author’s growing up in his native South Africa during the Apartheid era. To help students connect with the book’s subject matter and social context in a more concrete and meaningful manner, I turned the reading experience into a multisensory experience by designing learning activities that involved virtual reality (VR) and audio content.

English (Second Language)

Real Life Stories

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Published March 10, 2020

Using Moodle to Create a Paperless Literature Course

Simon Côté-Massicotte Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

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

Real Life Stories

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Published March 3, 2020

How and Why to Use Apps In The ESL Classroom

Josianne Beaudoin-Lacroix Teacher, Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

I have been interested in integrating technology in my classroom since I started teaching ESL (English as a second language) at Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue. I find it is even more important at the college level where many lessons can still be dominated by teachers talking.

Languages and Literature

Articles

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Published March 22, 2020

Pedagogical ICT resources to facilitate the transition from a classroom-based course to a distance learning course

Camille Arpin Editor, Profweb

Planning a distance learning course takes time and a lot of preparation, but sometimes the context in which we teach forces us to make these changes in a very short period of time. Here is an overview of educational resources from Profweb and the college network that will help you make this transition.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

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Published March 17, 2020

Teaching Students to Manage Projects with ProjectLibre

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

ProjectLibre is an open source software that is useful for creating project schedules. Michel Bélanger, a teacher at the Collège Montmorency, and many of his colleagues use ProjectLibre for several of their courses in the Civil Engineering Technology program. He uses the software to show students how to create a project schedule by sequencing and ordering tasks with the objective of evaluating the time and cost to run the project. I had the opportunity to discuss this approach with Michel at the beginning of the Winter 2020 semester.

Physical Sciences and Technologies

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Published October 17, 2019

Digital Tools to Support an Inclusive Pedagogical Practice

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

This featured report aims to explore the features and possible uses of certain digital tools that can make learning accessible to all students as part of an inclusive pedagogical practice. Following the principles of universal design for learning (UDL), the tools presented, which are free or already part of the technological environment of college teachers, offer students a variety of means of representation, action, expression and engagement.

Multidisciplinary

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Published September 3, 2018

Active Learning

Jean Desjardins Learning Technology Advisor, Collège Sainte-Anne
Isabelle Senécal Director of Teaching, of Pedagogical Innovation and of International Development, Collège Sainte-Anne

The active learning methods have in common of placing the students in the middle of the learning process. Their teachers can then also think about giving them a role in the planning of the evaluation. Active learning is inspired by real-life contexts that are meaningful for the students, which can increase their level of motivation for the tasks that are suggested to them. It encourages durable learnings rather than using only their short-term memory.

Multidisciplinary

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Published August 5, 2018

Entrepreneurial Pedagogy: an Approach for the Development of Transversal Competencies

Mélissa Philippe Project Manager, PEEC

The objective of this report is to provide educational stakeholders, teachers and decision makers, at the college level, a guide to help promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among their students. It offers educational tools for a teaching approach to implement entrepreneurial activities and offers digital tools to enhance teaching practices.

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