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Useful Games to Solve Serious Problems

Published November 3, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Mélissa Philippe Project Manager, PEEC

In the digital era, several teaching and education establishments have taken the road of gaming as a way to convey knowledge. I took an interest in the developers who put forward games targeting underprivileged populations as a means to respond to diverse problems.

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From the French Side: Choose the Perfect Holiday Gift for the College Teacher

Published December 5, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

The holidays are a time for giving and sharing. Here are some pretty nifty digital gift ideas for college teachers. These digital tools, culled from articles that have appeared in the French Edition of Profweb in the fall of 2019, will make next session easier and more enjoyable for all the teachers on your gift list.

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From the French Side: ‘Propulsing’ Distance Education in Philosophy and Beyond!

Published September 22, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb
Martin Parrot Editor, Profweb

Daniel Tremblay, an Administration teacher at Collège Maisonneuve, talks about Propulse in the real-life story ”La collaboration électronique pour la réussite des projets étudiants”. Propulse is discussed as a free alternative to management software like MS Project, although it is limited in its use of Gantt Charts. Remember those? The advantage of Propulse is that it’s free, but it’s only available in French. This is why there are two linguistic services in Profweb.

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Student APOP_411 = Teacher Support

Published December 4, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP Management team

Is the integration of required skills into the ICT profile of the network's programs the exclusive responsibility of the teacher who is helping students to learn how to use common technological tools? APOP_411 offers an innovative answer to this question.

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The Big Ideas of SALTISE 2013

Published September 8, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

SALTISE Management team, SALTISE

For a conference whose mandates seem to be the fostering of an open, constructive ambiance and a call towards positive pedagogical change, a community of practice is well on its way to flourishing.  And that, more than anything else, may be SALTISE’s crowning achievement.

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10 Reasons to Use a Grammar Checker with College Students

Published March 23, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicholas Walker Teacher, Collège Ahuntsic

When students went on strike in 2012, a colleague and I used the extra time to launch a free online grammar checker website for our English Second Language college students. Now, after 6 years of development, the Virtual Writing Tutor is in its third incarnation. To see some of its evolution, see earlie stories about the development of this grammar checker published on Profweb in 2013. Better-looking, more powerful, and more accurate than ever before, it has attracted the interest of researchers and has corrected the writing of nearly a million learners from 211 countries. Here are 10 reasons why ESL teachers should consider using the Virtual Writing Tutor grammar checker with their college ESL students.

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The Diverse Facets of Distance Education - Four Tutors from Cégep à distance Present their Experiences

Published November 9, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb

In a previous article, I offered you an explanation to demystify the self-paced learning formula developed by Cégep à distance, from Martine Chomienne, who is responsible for the tutoring program, and with a video tutorial, where Sophie Ringuet, Education Advisor, explains the process surrounding the planning and development of a self-paced learning course.

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Avatars: Helping Students Construct Identities as Learners

Published April 5, 2009  |  Multidisciplinary

Silvia d'Apollonia Teacher, Dawson College

Speaking avatars are now being used not only in distance education to provide a face to students and the teacher; but also in the on-line component of traditional courses to provide a natural human interface and to include the nuance of voice. They also introduce an element of fun and creativity to courses.

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Inspiring addresses

Published December 14, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

Profweb asked his team what their favourite sites were as an end-of-season reading list for our readers over the holidays. The responses are below. Although most texts are in French, Norm Spatz has a number of recommendations in English.

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How to Integrate Creative Commons Licenses into Your Courses

Published October 13, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Christophe Reverd, techno-pedagogical advisor at Vitrine technologie-éducation, discusses Creative Commons licenses. Creative Commons promotes respect of copyright by the public at large. Learn how to ensure you have the right to use the material you use in class, as well as how to share material that you have developed in a way that clearly signals how you intend it to be reused.

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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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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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