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Published August 16, 2019

H5P: A Tool for Gamifying Learning

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

In April of 2019, the VTÉ (Vitrine technologie-éducation) organized a laboratory entitled Innovative Pedagogy: Play, Gamification and Serious Games in Service of Seriously Motivating Lessons! (La pédagogie innovante: le jeu, la ludification et les jeux sérieux au service d’apprentissages sérieusement motivants!) During the laboratory, all kinds of ways to gamify learning were discussed, including the use of a web-based tool named H5P that integrates well with Moodle. H5P allows you to create a remarkable variety of attractive and fun interactive exercises. This on-line tool has proven its worth, notably amongst the “francization” teachers at Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne.

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Published August 15, 2019

Using LEGO to Learn About the Agile Approach in Computer Science

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

In April of 2019, the VTÉ (Vitrine technologie-éducation) organized a laboratory entitled Innovative Pedagogy: Play, Gamification and Serious Games in Service of Seriously Motivating Lessons! (La pédagogie innovante: le jeu, la ludification et les jeux sérieux au service d’apprentissages sérieusement motivants!) During the laboratory, there was definitely an emphasis on technological tools, but I will be focusing here on a "low-tech" way of gamifying in a domain which is, without question, very technological: computer science. See how Stéphane Lévesque, a teacher in software engineering, uses LEGO to initiate his students to the Agile methodology (a project management methodology for teams which is prevalent in business).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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