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ICTs: Tools for Universal Design for Instruction

Published May 19, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Fichten Teacher, Dawson College
Maria Barile Researcher, Dawson College
Zohra Mimouni Teacher, Collège Montmorency
Mai Nhu Nguyen Research Associate, Adaptech

In this report, the Adaptech Research Network, Dawson College, Collège Montmorency, and Cégep André-Laurendeau present the nine principles of the concept of universal design for instruction. According to the responses obtained in the study on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by students with learning disabilities (LDs) in Quebec colleges, the authors propose recommendations connected to this concept.

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Using APOP’s ICT Savvy

Published January 30, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP

APOP is now accepting project proposals from Anglophone sectors within the Quebec College Network. APOP can assist you in structuring your project, helping you to foresee every dimension that needs to be addressed, taking advantage of their 30 years of experience in the pedagogical application of ICT expertise.

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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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New Features, Improved Search and More on Profweb

Published April 20, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Guillaume Vachon Web integrator, Profweb

Beginning in the autumn of 2014, we gathered your comments and we called on our readers to participate in “user trials.” The valuable information that was gathered was used as input for the many improvements that have been made to the website. Here are some of the changes:

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Free software, Freeware, Open, Proprietary, and Cloud-based: How to Make Sense of it All?

Published March 3, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

A great deal of confusion continues to exist around the terms open-source software, free software, and other software that is known as ‘proprietary.’ There are already a number of terms out there without adding the notion of cloud-based software to the mix. Let’s try and make things a little clearer.

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Free and Inexpensive ICT for Students with Disabilities

Published March 17, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Adaptech, Réseau de Recherche

ICT can significantly mitigate students' learning disabilities. Therefore, it is regrettable that cost is often an obstacle to the acquisition of these resources. In this column, members of the Adaptech Research Network present their database of free and inexpensive adaptive technology to facilitate wider use of these tools.

Real Life Stories

New Quiz Feature in Google Forms

Published March 28, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Dominic Fournier Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

I have been an avid user of Google Forms for several years and I was pleasantly surprised to find a new feature added to the app. Google Forms has become one of the favorite tools I use for many of my courses. I not only use it for quizzes and surveys, but also for team project registration and topic selection, receiving internship information from students, and receiving online assignments, to name a few. Although I have tried other applications, I keep coming back to Google Forms for the ease with which other software and applications integrate into it and because it is free for my students, my college and myself.

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A Guide for Integrating ICT into a Program

Published June 17, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Roger De Ladurantaye Educational Advisor, Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup

Whether you're integrating IT into a course, a program or a college, forethought and organization are musts. This report explains why this process is worth the effort and gives examples as well as an overall plan of action.

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Presenting Nathalie Bastien: The IT Representatives Network’s New Coordinator

Published October 29, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The Quebec college network received a highly anticipated bit of news at the start of the Fall 2019 semester. After months of speculation on potential candidates, the network finally learned who would replace Nicole Perreault as the community leader of the IT Representatives Network (IT-REP/REPTIC) following her retirement last summer.

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Collaborating Isn’t A Given Even With Digital Natives

Published April 14, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

In the era of cloud computing, sharing information between students or between students and their instructors is undergoing change. Based on experience gained from participants in the learning laboratory Collaborer avec les technologies (Collaborating Using Technology) jointly organized by VTE and CÉDIT, Christophe Reverd gives us points to ponder to get maximum benefits from this new technology.

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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 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.

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