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Published September 3, 2021

Gamification, Squared: Keeping Students Engaged with 2 Types of Gamification

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

While the return to face-to-face classes is definitely beneficial to the teacher-student relationship and interaction between students, it might also diminish the frequency and quality of students’ engagement with course content. Indeed, students may be more likely to see face-to face courses as content blocks they only engage with once a week, in comparison with distance courses, especially those including content and activities delivered asynchronously. To counter this potential undesirable effect of returning to the classroom, I decided to implement 2 forms of gamification in my English as a second language (ESL) course: content gamification and structural gamification.

English (Second Language)

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Published August 26, 2021

A Fully Remote Science Fair !

Patrick Leduc Teacher, Institut de technologie agroalimentaire du Québec - Campus de Saint-Hyacinthe

To organize a large-scale event open to external participants, at no cost, I used the Teams live event extension. For a science fair or a student conference, I recommend it!

Food Processing and Quality Assurance Technology


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Published October 14, 2021

Profweb Becomes Eductive!

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

A little over a year after we joined forces with the Vitrine technologie-éducation and DECclic to form a new service hub at Collecto, we are very proud to unveil our new identity.

As of today, we will continue to provide support and communicate with you under our new name: Eductive.



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Published September 16, 2021

Boosting Your Teaching with Digital Technology: A Compilation of Free and Intuitive Digital Tools

Karine Jetté Teacher, Collège Montmorency

Over the years, while teaching at a distance and in person, I have tested many digital tools with my students. I am sharing with you a listing of my favorites: free and easy-to-use digital tools.  I hope this list of tools helps to make your students' learning experience more dynamic while further developing your techno-pedagogical skills.


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Published January 17, 2021

Engaging videoconferencing classes going back and forth between a large group, subgroups and teams

Alex Boudreau Learning Technology Advisor, Pôle d’innovation technopédagogique de la Faculté d’éducation, Université de Sherbrooke

Is it mandatory for a synchronous class session to bring together all students in a group in the same virtual room for the entire duration of the class that would have taken place if it had been taught in a face-to-face setting? No! The use of videoconferencing should not force a linear lecture presentation format.


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Published November 1, 2020

Working as a Team at a Distance (part 1). Teams: a Single Ecosystem Bringing Together All Collaborative Functions

Caroline Demers Teacher, Cégep Garneau
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Teamwork is often not easy for college students. In order to truly collaborate, rather than simply separate the work to be done, students need to form a cohesive and committed team. This is difficult enough when students are in the same room, but in a distance or hybrid learning environment, they are separated from each other and often don't know how to move forward effectively.


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Published May 19, 2020

Digital Slideshows in Class

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

For many teachers, their first foray towards integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into their pedagogical practice comes through the use of digital presentation software (such as Microsoft PowerPoint) as a visual support for their lectures. Nowadays, these digital slideshows are undoubtedly the most common technology in college-level classrooms. This tool has become the norm and teachers who do not use it are becoming few and far between. Presentation software such as PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, LibreOffice Impress and Prezi all have interesting features (with the last two being freely available over the Internet). That said, they also contain shortcomings and traps that should be avoided. This in-depth report presents various uses of presentation software in class along with tips and advice for using slideshows within an educational context.


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Published May 20, 2021

Subject-Specific Vté Labs: Innovative Practices in Mathematics

Simon Côté-Massicotte Editor, Profweb

On January 20, 2021, the Vté presented a webinar aimed at mathematics teachers. The 1-hour presentation showcased the project of Jean-Sébastien Turcotte and Philémon Turcotte, 2 mathematics teachers at Cégep Gérald-Godin, who created an online, open mathematics textbook in French hosted on Profweb. Their textbook, ALIR (Algèbre Linéaire: Intuition et Rigueur) was written entirely in PreTeXt, “An uncomplicated XML vocabulary for authors of research articles, textbooks, and monographs”.


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Published April 13, 2021

Data, Information, and Decision Making

Florence Sedaminou Muratet Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

What are artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, and other digital technologies with regards to your data? That is the question that Ph.D. candidate Helene-Sarah Becotte decided to answer during her webinar called "Comprendre l’intelligence artificielle", l’analytique et d’autres technologies on February 2, 2021.


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Published March 28, 2021

Experience Fieldnotes: Languages of Open Education

Alexandre Enkerli Technopedagogical Advisor, Support and Innovation in Digital Pedagogy, Collecto

During the first week of March, OE Global held its annual Open Education Week (#OEWeek). I’ve participated in two activities in French and prototyped an activity in English.