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Geography and Exploration: IT Location Basics in the College Curriculum

Published December 1, 2010  |  Geography

Jan Warnke Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

Jan Warnke teaches geography and uses information technology and GIS regularly in his classes at Champlain - St. Lawrence. The GIS he uses in his geography courses allows students to discover, analyze and describe vulnerable areas, cultures, development and other human and natural phenomena by overlaying layers of information, something that online mapping services do not allow.

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Breakthroughs with Breakout Room Recording in ESL during the Pandemic

Published August 30, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Profweb Editorial team alumnus and retired teacher Norm Spatz was called back to the classroom during the Winter 2020 semester. Like many other teachers, his class was thrown a curveball by the worldwide health emergency. When the semester resumed, Norm retooled for distance delivery by using his course website and started recording breakout room activities to get his English as a Second Language students talking again. I sat down with Norm prior to the Autumn 2020 semester to hear more about his experience.

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Using Macros to Make Correction Faster and Easier on Microsoft Word

Published October 5, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Simon Côté-Massicotte Editor, Profweb

When it comes to correcting, the out-of-the-box options offered by Microsoft Word are interesting but extremely time consuming. Highlighting, commenting, or crossing out words all require multiple clicks and keystrokes, which can quickly become tiresome, especially when dealing with longer documents.

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Automatic Essay Evaluation with the Virtual Writing Tutor

Published January 14, 2020  |  English (Second Language)

Nicholas Walker Teacher, Collège Ahuntsic
Frank Bonkowski, PhD. Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Laurent

It’s the week before the beginning of the semester and you are finalizing your course plan. How many writing assignments will you assign this semester? Will you assign one midterm essay and one final essay like your colleagues, or will you assign more?

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Videoconferencing to Build Bridges Between Student Communities

Published February 20, 2020  |  English (Second Language)

Muna Shafiq Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

In 2017 and 2018, I organized 2 very successful trips to Vancouver with my students, enrolled in the Language profile of Cégep Limoilou’s Arts, Letters and Communication program. Because this type of cultural exchange adds great value to the career path of our students, but also to that of students in British Columbia, in the fall 2019 semester, I organized a virtual encounter to continue forging ties between these young people living on both sides of the country.

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Office 365 Goes to Quebec’s Colleges

Published September 14, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Marc-André Laflamme Editor, Profweb

The Office 365 Platform was launched by Microsoft in 2011. Collège Ahuntsic mentions using it in their 2012-2013 Annual Report and has positioned itself as a pioneer for this package within Quebec. Some colleges are proposing the purchase of the Office 365 platform, whereas others are considering mandatory purchase by students, while some have opted for Google Apps. This year, the Cégep Limoilou is innovating in the Quebec City region by deploying Office 365 Platform free for all its students.

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Information Technology (IT) Learning Styles

Published March 31, 2008  |  Electronic Data-processing

Pit F. Lan-Chow-Wing counsellor, Vanier College

What are the factors for success in learning computer programming? Can you predict which students will succeed when they walk into the first class? Can we see who is interested in programming? Vanier's Pit F. Lan-Chow-Wing discusses his research into learning styles and IT.

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Evolving Content Bridging Technologies

Published November 3, 2013  |  Biology

Roxane Millette Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

Roxane Millette's students have to competently reformulate a concept that she teaches in class. She helped develop a biological literacy by asking students to move between various technologies to produce an essay that employed professional terminology and expression.


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Remote Exams in Teams for an Inclusive, Honest, and Fair Evaluation

Published November 17, 2020  |  Biology

Neerusha Gokool Baurhoo Teacher, Vanier College

In my biology course, to limit plagiarism and cheating while listening to the needs of my students, I am currently experimenting with team exams. On Moodle, the students have 2 hours (in a 1 week period) to answer, as a team, 3 case study questions. I then interview each student to validate their individual demonstration of the competency. I am noticing that the results compare to that of a traditional in-class, supervised evaluation, but the risks of plagiarism or cheating are reduced and the students tell me that they are less stressed and understand the content better.
The trigger: plagiarism during remote evaluations

Real Life Stories

IT in Education – Another Rhetorical Strategy

Published September 23, 2010  |  English (Second Language)

Michael Helfield Teacher, Dawson College

Like many teachers at the beginning of their careers, Michael Helfield teaches in more than one school. In terms of information technology, this has proven to be a distinct advantage as he is experiencing IT from more than one vantage point.  

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Published August 24, 2014

Meeting Students Where They’re At!

Becki George Teacher, Northland College
Kelly La Venture Teacher, Bemidji State University

Kelly La Venture and Becki George of Northland College Wisconsin presented a workshop on hybrid instruction at the recent Canadian International Conference on Education (CICE) at Cape Breton University in Sydney, Nova Scotia from June 16-19, 2014. After their workshop, in conversation with Profweb’s Norm Spatz, they elaborated on their motivation for creating and teaching hybrid classes. Kelly’s and Becki’s remarks are testimonials that providing flexible learning approaches builds contentment among students – helping Quebec college students master ICT profile skills.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Published January 18, 2018

3 Platforms to Create Video-Based Tasks that Actively Engage Students

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In 2018, cell phones, tablets and computers combined with free applications or software give us the ability to create high quality video and broadcast it within moments. The internet gives us access to vast free video resources. Yet in spite of these technological innovations, students still consume digital media mostly passively in classroom settings. Three free online platforms allow you to create different types of video-based tasks that engage your students more actively.

Multidisciplinary

Featured Reports

Published September 3, 2018

Active Learning

Jean Desjardins Educational Advisor, Cégep du Vieux Montréal
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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