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Researching Best Presentation Practices and Sharing of PowerPoints

Published February 6, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Presentation software is a ubiquitous part of lecturing in the college network. When shared with students, the presentation slides can be a very useful tool for students, and particularly for those who have special needs. The Adaptech Research Network recently conducted a series of focus groups on presentation approaches and sharing of slides that involved students, teachers and professional staff. The team invited Profweb to a meeting at the end of the Fall 2017 semester to share their initial findings.

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From Gamification to Transmedia Storytelling

Published November 30, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Jean Desjardins Educational Advisor, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

On March 11, 2015, during a REFAD professional development workshop, Olivier Alfieri, a multimedia project manager at the CFORP, gave an insightful conference on how to help students learn to create “transmedia” storytelling in class.

Real Life Stories

The Pomodoro Technique

Published February 19, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

When presenting my course during the first class of the semester, I used to tell my students I would rigorously respect the start and end times of our classes while scheduling breaks in a more flexible manner depending on that week’s content and activities. I’d never questioned this practice until I was stuck in a rather tedious meeting without knowing how long it would go on for. Time seemed to take on another dimension in the absence of precise markers. Realizing my students might feel the same way, I decided to look for a more effective method to organize and manage time in my classes. I found this in the Pomodoro technique.

Digital Tools

Create an E-book with Book Creator

Published January 29, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

E-books are not new, but with more liberties for the use of mobile devices in class, e-books are becoming more and more interesting for teachers. I will present a tool that allows you to easily create an attractive e-Book: Book Creator.

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How ICTs Are Changing the College Library and Expanding Our Classrooms

Published May 10, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

The school library was something that I had not given too much thought to prior to reading an inspiring article entitled How This School Library Increased Students Use by 1,000 Percent. It’s about a high school in the United States that transformed their library into an open concept collaboration centre. The teacher in me saw this concept as both exciting and inspirational. How great would it be to have a room full of ICT equipment and tools that my students could use in a collaborative way? A library that was busy and noisy, with groups of students working, talking, creating and learning together. Where there was an “ICT librarian” to help them when they had questions or problems with a tool.

Featured Reports

Classroom Management in the Digital Era (Part 2): Varying Your Approach for Better Management

Published February 19, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Jean-Luc Trussart Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - L'Assomption
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

This 2nd part of the featured report will allow you to explore different classroom management approaches with regards to the use of mobile devices. These approaches can be customized according to the teaching context. Strategies to facilitate their implementation are proposed along with a selection of resources created by the college network and useful digital tools.

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Fostering Interactivity in the Classroom in an Intuitive Manner with Wooclap

Published May 3, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

François Simard Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Jérôme

Out of personal interest, I'm always on the lookout for new technopedagogical tools. To make my research easier in this constantly evolving field, I subscribe to several news feeds. This is how I discovered, a while ago, the keyword “audience response system,” associated with a tool that had captured my interest. Using this keyword in the search engine of my browser, I discovered several applications offering variations on the functionality of Mentimeter, Slido and Pear Deck, tools that I had already tried. It's Wooclap, which is designed specifically for higher education and offers a French-language interface, that caught my attention.

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Classroom Management in the Digital Era (Part 3): Student Engagement Strategies

Published May 16, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Jean-Luc Trussart Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - L'Assomption
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

This 3rd part of the featured report will offer you strategies to explore in order to help support student engagement. Each strategy will be illustrated with concrete practices from college teachers who use digital tools to bolster their approach.

Digital Tools

Microsoft Teams

Published May 21, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Line Fortier Teacher, Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Microsoft Teams is an Office 365 application for education. It is a digital platform for teamwork that easily gathers together, in one place, conversations, content and other Office 365 applications.

Articles

Active Presenter: A Complete Solution for the Production of Video Tutorials

Published September 7, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Demers Teacher, Cégep Garneau

I have been producing video tutorials for several years, for all the courses I teach. Over time, I have used different software (JingPro, Camtasia, Screencast-O-Matic, etc.). When I heard about Active Presenter, I watched some tutorials on the official YouTube channel. I found that this software is very complete, even in its free version, and allows me to vary my teaching styles. The channel also allowed me to learn quickly and independently and exploit many interesting features to record my videos.

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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.

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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