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Wooclap: A Versatile Tool to Poll Students

Published May 10, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In the ever-growing landscape of so-called audience response systems – tools and platforms allowing you to efficiently poll students in a variety of situations – Wooclap stands out because of its versatility and the fact that it was designed specifically for higher education contexts. The free version can be used with groups of up to 30 students; additional access and features are available for a monthly fee.

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Xmas in June!

Published September 1, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

To paraphrase his reaction, it was Xmas in June 2014 for Alain Marcotte, a pedagogical counsellor at Cégep Garneau. He was the happy winner of the Profweb drawing for a 16 gig iPAD mini.

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Year One Update on the Steelcase Room Implementation at LaSalle College

Published October 20, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

In March 2017, I reported on LaSalle College’s implementation of a Steelcase Active Learning Classroom. Over the summer, the pedagogical support team at the College completed its first annual report on the 2-year Steelcase experimentation and research project. The administration of the college wished to share some of its insights and findings with the Profweb readership, and what follows are some of the highlights of the report.

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ICT Profile

You're Already Contributing to the Development of Your Students' IT and Technology Skills

Published October 21, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

The guide for developing an ICT integration plan in colleges presents a collection of skills related to research and information processing and presentation to be taken into consideration. There is a good chance that teachers are already integrating some of these skills into their courses. Using a simple grid, Nicole Perreault is asking teachers to identify those activities in order to improve the effectiveness of the guide.

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YouTube in the Classroom

Published March 13, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

GenZers and Millenials use YouTube recreationally, but many are now using it to learn. They find it easier to understand something when they can watch a demonstration of the skill. They also like the fact that they can rewind and watch the demonstration as many times as necessary without having the feeling that they are inconveniencing anyone. Think of the trend of video-game walkthroughs where video game players film themselves playing a game and comment as they progress through the game. The new gamers learn all the tricks by watching more experienced gamers play.

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Your Vacation Views

Published June 2, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

We at Profweb couldn't sail into the summer sun without thanking those contributors, partners and colleagues who have made this year's success a reality. You'll see us again in the autumn, but we're looking to hear from you over the summer!

Real Life Stories

Zotero – A New Paradigm for Citation

Published December 7, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Denis Côté Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence
Daniel Perreault Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

Five years ago, when Denis saw that Zotero was free and developed by a university, he realized that it was not like a lot of software that comes from a start-up company where you don’t know whether it’s going to be there in two years or whether they have a bare bones free version, and then you have to pay for full service. He also thought that the way that it was designed as a plugin in Firefox was the way to go! It’s really easy. With just one or two clicks, you get your references in. And you have a choice of referencing styles, as well as an integration with Word! He started to use it to collect some of his references in his courses. And then at a Social Sciences Department meeting one day, he talked about it and realized that our students should all begin to use it!

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eGift Certificate for Videos from a Unique IT Library Collection

Published December 6, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Marielle Beauchemin Project Manager - English Language Services, APOP

2010 is coming to an end and to mark the occasion, APOP would like to offer you a unique gift which is unlimited access to all of 2010's Net Talks.

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eLearning@Dawson College

Published November 2, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Should eLearning@Dawson be the subject of an article or be considered a digital tool? I first got wind of the concept when I interviewed Chantale Giguère for a real-life story in Profweb. The story was largely a listing of the many features that she had incorporated into her courses. Although we didn’t specifically mention the idea of creating an online site for teachers using eLearning, the contents of her story reflected her interests in transmitting what she had learned in developing her own virtual pedagogy to other teachers. eLearning@Dawson is in many ways a more developed expression of the interests that Chantale described in her Profweb article, and I feel, speaks to her general motivation to give teachers a helping hand with technology.

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ePortfolios in Education

Published May 3, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Raymond Cantin Project Manager, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Traditional portfolios are slowly being replaced by web-based information management systems called digital portfolios or ePortfolios. In this podcast interview, Dr. Helen Barrett, an international specialist and speaker on the subject of ePortolios talks about how this new technology gives students opportunities for taking ownership of their learning process, and how e-portfolios are used in innovative ways in different parts of the world to truly engage learners.

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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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