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Published June 3, 2021

Bashing Trash in Class: A Bad Book Podcast Project

Simon Côté-Massicotte Editor, Profweb

To help counter the increased cognitive fatigue and isolation of my literature students during the pandemic, I wanted to create a collaborative project that would foster more casual interactions between my students. The result was a podcast project where my students had to read “bad” literature and criticize it with their co-hosts. In the end, they read garbage and had a good laugh, all while developing their critical thinking and reviewing literary theory.

English (Second Language)

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Published May 30, 2021

Assessing Students as in a Video Game

Jean-François Sénéchal Teacher, Université Laval

If you ask teenagers to do their homework they’ll find a thousand other things to do. But put them in front of a video game, and they’ll focus on it for hours. How exactly do game designers create this kind of engagement? And what would happen if we applied these principles to teaching?


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Published May 16, 2021

The HyFlex classroom: a paperless classroom?

Anne-Laure Teichet Teacher, Dawson College

During the pandemic, I taught a few HyFlex classes. Wanting to take advantage of all the technological means at my disposal, I found instead that students who came to class physically chose to do so precisely to take a break from the digital world.

French (Second Language)


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Published May 20, 2021

Intellectual Integrity: It Can Be Learned!

Camille Arpin Editor, Profweb

Since spring 2015, the community of practice of the Réseau des répondantes et répondants TIC (REPTIC) and the Regroupement des bibliothèques collégiales du Québec (REBICQ) [in Fench] have combined their expertise and strengths to address a growing concern within the college network: preventing plagiarism and promoting intellectual integrity. This collaboration resulted in the Guide to Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism in spring 2020.




Published April 29, 2021

Intercollegiate Sustainability Collaboration: Teamwork Beyond Institutional Limits

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

As a province-wide network, our college system benefits learning professionals who wish to collaborate actively through meaningful initiatives emanating from diverse institutions. The Intercollegiate Sustainability Collaboration is such a project, funded by Entente Canada-Québec (ECQ) where its French title is « Initiatives d’espaces verts dans 4 collèges : améliorer la conscience écologique grâce à l’initiation aux pratiques d’agriculture durable et à l’action des étudiants » [Green space initiatives in 4 colleges: improving ecological awareness thanks to an initiation to sustainable agricultural practices and to student action].


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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.