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Using On-line Academic Forums

Published April 6, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Sophie Ringuet Educational Advisor, Cégep à distance

As students now collaborate on the web for academic purposes as well as for fun, the electronic forum has become an excellent tool to encourage academic motivation. Sophie Ringuet, a pedagogical counselor at Cégep@distance gives us an in-depth tour of what a forum is as well as various academic applications where the forum can be of interest. The report presents concrete examples and and a detailed guide to their use within an academic context. The reference section allows the reader to go beyond the information presented by indicating resources in both English and in French. We hope that you will find Profweb's article 'Using On-line Academic Forums' a useful resource to familiarize yourself with forums. Feel free to comment and ask questions in the sections provided for this purpose.

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Flipgrid: A Video-Based Discussion Forum

Published March 1, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Flipgrid is a free Microsoft-owned platform that allows teachers to create “grids” to facilitate video discussions. As on a regular electronic discussion forum, teachers can add questions or discussion prompts (called topics). Students can then post their video responses, which are organized in a tiled grid structure, and consult their peers’ responses. Each grid can hold an unlimited number of topics and each topic can hold an unlimited number of responses, giving teachers great flexibility on how to use the tool.

Articles

A New Knowledge Sharing Network for Moodlers

Published November 17, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Orzu Kamolova Moodle Consultant, DECclic

Moodlers in the anglophone community now have a place to exchange views thanks to the DECclic Corporation.

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A New Beginning

Published August 29, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

Profweb welcomes new teachers by presenting some features of the site and describes some new features for the fall.The Profweb team reminds readers of its availability for activities in colleges.

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Profweb's Columns - At Your Service

Published August 25, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Séverine Parent Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou

Profweb's coordinator, Séverine Parent, is beginning the 2013-2014 academic year with a review of Profweb's columns marking the events of last year. She also touches upon what Profweb's readers can expect in the year to come.

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A New Profweb on the Drawing Board

Published June 16, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Séverine Parent Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou

<p>Academic 2013-2014 will be a decisive year for Profweb! A major overhaul of the site, both in form and in content, has been in the works for months. In this column, Séverine Parent, acting coordinator of Profweb, presents the main points that orient the creation of the new site. Exciting changes are coming! Eventually Profweb will better fulfill its mission, which is to be the crossroad of IT integration in the Quebec college network.</p>

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Distance Education in the College Network: Current Issues and Practices

Published September 15, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

This document is the end result of a general call launched on the IT Reps list in February 2015. The survey probed practices in distance education in the college network. Based on the answers given, Profweb asked some of the respondents to discuss the issues of distance education, its pedagogical challenges, and strategies likely to facilitate its deployment in the college network. Eight respondents participated in developing this topic. Andréanne Turgeon gathered their comments in telephone interviews and videoconferences.

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Welcome to a New World of Virtual Communication and Teamwork

Published November 27, 2006  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP Management team

APOP (Association pour les applications pédagogiques de l’ordinateur au postsecondaire) has fostered the growth of IT use in postsecondary education through diverse activities ironically publicized through traditional media and old fashioned face-to-face presentations. In the autumn of 2005 during a brainstorming session, the idea of developing a real time on-line event using leading edge technology came to the fore.

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News from the Coordinator

Published January 11, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb

First of all, I extend my wishes to you for an exceptional year in 2015. Our team’s thoughts go out to all the teachers that are beginning the new semester: New schedule, sometimes new course, new groups, new challenges and maybe even a new environment! May health, pleasure, inspiration and an ample quantity of energy see you through the winter semester!

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Using Networks to Teach and Learn

Published June 6, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

This last column of the year by the Profweb team takes a look at our activities this semester. Link from here to a host of references for summer reading as well as mementos from exciting IT events!

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Real Life Stories

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.

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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.

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Featured Reports

Published September 3, 2018

Active Learning

Jean Desjardins Learning Technology Advisor, Collège Sainte-Anne
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.

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