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Free as in Freedom: A Report on the Colloque Libre 2015 FOSS Symposium

Published April 20, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Education technologists, free software enthusiasts, higher education administrators and entrepreneurs descended upon the Collège Montmorency on April 2nd, 2015 for the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Symposium organized by the Association pour le développement technologique en education (ADTE). What follows is an attempt to capture the essence of what amounted to a three-day conference stuffed into a single action-packed day!

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Spice Up Your PowerPoints With 2 New Apps

Published May 7, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

PowerPoint is one of those ubiquitous software programs few tend to laud. We’ve all sat through at least one tedious presentation commonly referred to as “death by PowerPoint.” Yet because of its relative user-friendliness, many teachers still rely on it as part of a lecture or to share content with students. Rather than introducing alternatives to the slideshow format, this article presents 2 applications that work hand-in-hand with PowerPoint to make it a more effective, dynamic and inclusive experience: SlideLizard and Hypersay (which also works with Google Slides).

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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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Classmarker: Online Testing Software

Published March 15, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

Classmarker is an online testing software that offers a free version that is very complete providing teachers with interesting possibilities for formative and summative evaluations.

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Give an Old Laptop New Life with Linux for Earth Day

Published April 23, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Earth Day is on April 22nd, 2019 this year. Why not dust off the old laptop in your house and give it a new lease on life as an e-learning development workstation, or as your go-to computer for creating an open textbook in your discipline, or even a mobile music studio to unlock your latent artistic talents?

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Finalists of the World of Images Intercollegiate Photo Contest Share their Insights on Photography

Published May 9, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

The CCDMD (Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development) hosts the annual World of Images Intercollegiate Photo Contestfor students. This year marked the 6th edition of the contest, which is open to all students in the CEGEP network. The finalists of the contest had their photographs put on display at Collège de Maisonneuve from May 1 to May 5, 2017, and on May 3rd, the award ceremony and official opening of the exhibition took place.

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CCDMD Unveils a Dynamic New Site Filled with Academic Innovaton!

Published September 4, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Lucie Lafond Administration Officer, CCDMD

Maybe, you don't already know about the CCDMD (Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique). With its new website in place, this Profweb partner is poised to continue its tradition as the publishing powerhouse for the Quebec collegial network.

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News from the Coordinator

Published August 23, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb

Here are some news about the Profweb team for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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A Directory of Free Software or Shareware Classified Using the ICT Profile for College Students

Published May 6, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

Nicole Perreault, host of the IT Representatives' Network invites college network teachers to consult a directory of free software or shareware that can be used in an academic context. She encourages teachers to coontribute to the repertory and explains how to include other technopedagogical tools.

Real Life Stories

Activities that Foster Student Open-Mindedness

Published November 7, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Marc-Antoine Charette Teacher, Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

As a French Second Language teacher at the Cégep de Sept-Îles, I had the opportunity to assist Sharon Coyle who teaches Humanities and Literature, with a Virtual Team Teaching (VTT) project between a class in Sept-Îles and a class at the University of Arizona.

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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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