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Published June 10, 2019

From the French Side of Profweb: A Summary of Some of the Articles Published in French during the Winter Session of 2019

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Yes! It’s that time of year again, and the editors at Profweb would like to give you some highlights from posts published in French that have not been translated and published in the English edition. Two popular topics: fabrication laboratories and student interaction in online courses were the objects of several posts.

Multidisciplinary

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Published June 5, 2019

Immersive Digital ‘Pre-labs’ with Panoramic 360 Degree Pedagogical Videos

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The digital frontier affords many opportunities for approaching educational and institutional constraints with creative solutions. Roger Maclean at John Abbott College has started to address certain organizational challenges to teaching by using panoramic 360 degree videos to allow students to immerse themselves in a virtual environment for learning. I recently sat down with Roger, who assures me that the barriers to entry have never been fewer than now for teachers to try out 360 degree immersive video technology.

Multidisciplinary

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Published May 30, 2019

Why and how to integrate a digital fabrication laboratory in a college?

Jean-Pierre Dufresne Educational Advisor

Are you thinking of implanting a digital fabrication laboratory (fab lab) in your college? This article is for you! In January-February 2019, the Vitrine technologie-éducation presented the laboratory: The Digital Fabrication Laboratories [in French]. This laboratory in 3 steps allowed us to explore 3 aspects of the exploitation of fab labs.

Multidisciplinary

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Published May 23, 2019

Harnessing the Power of IA to Help Students Become Better Readers with Quillionz

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Effective and critical reading is a key skill in any field. Even if you do not explicitly teach reading strategies and skills, chances are your students have to engage with written content in a multitude of ways (course notes, mandatory readings, research, etc.). In order to get the most out of the documents they are asked to read, students often need guidance to identify important information and to understand why it is useful. In an educational context where time is often a luxury for students and teachers alike, Quillionz, a platform using the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to generate comprehension questions from a text, can efficiently help you provide such guidance.

Multidisciplinary

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Published May 20, 2019

A Must-Have Reference for the Food Service Industry and Food Lovers Alike

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

In 2014 Profweb interviewed Diana Bruno as she began work on a lexicon for the food service industry supported by the CCDMD (Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique). On April 17, 2019 at lTHQ (Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec), the CCDMD launched a print and an electronic edition of Lexique français-anglais de la cuisine et de la restauration.

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Published May 20, 2019

A World Wide Web: Engaging Learners Online

Linda Manimtim, M.Ed., Red River College, Winnipeg MB and EAL Specialist, PEG Canada

In this digital age, information is available to our students at the click of a Google search. They have access to amazing tools as well as unreliable information at the touch of a finger. As instructors, we have the opportunity to help guide this rushing river of data to benefit our students and ourselves. They’re online at home, on the bus, while they’re eating, while they watch TV, while they socialize, and sometimes while they are in class. So, why not take advantage of this almost natural proclivity, and make use of it for educational purposes?

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