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Teachers’ Use of ICTs: What Do Students Think?

Published November 3, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

In the context of a research project funded by the “Fonds de Recherche du Québec sur la société et la culture” (FRQRSC), 311 students from Dawson College and Cégep André-Laurendeau were surveyed online, in French or English, about their teachers’ practices in the use of ICTs and cyber-learning. This survey allowed the researchers to collect data on the teachers’ use of technology as well as the students’ level of satisfaction regarding this use.

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ICTs That Have a Positive Impact on Students with ADHD

Published February 27, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

Teachers and staff at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence were invited to participate in 2 pedagogical workshops about practical tips for teaching students with ADHD, on November 24, 2016 and more recently on February 23, 2017. These workshops were presented by Isabelle Quirion, Adapted Services Counsellor for colleges in Eastern Quebec, who works for the CCSI (Centres collégiaux de soutien à l’intégration). The first workshop introduced participants to ADHD and its impacts on college students. Considering that these students are easily distracted, have trouble staying attentive, frequently forget things, and have trouble remaining seated, I could not help thinking that the use of ICTs must be a hindrance to their learning. However, after reading the literature that Isabelle distributed and attending the second workshop, I realized that when used appropriately, there are many technological tools that teachers already have access to, that can help these students stay focused, get organized and have a positive impact on their academic lives.

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The Network Resources of Your School's IT Representative

Published October 25, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

Nicole Perreault  gives a preview of the 2010-2011 agenda of the IT Representatives' Network which she moderates. The goal of these activities is to facilitate the integration of IT into education for both teachers and students. Projects include the IT Skills Profile for students, InukTIC, SavoirFaireTIC and an evaluation grid for pedagogical IT activities. Teachers are encouraged to provide feedback on these projects as well as their own future plans.

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The Increasing Use of Technology in High School Classrooms May Heighten Student Expectations at the College Level

Published November 13, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

What do college teachers know about the use of technology in the high school classroom? Gen Z learners may have new expectations of their digital experience at college. Will there be a disappointing gap between these digitally proficient high school students and the reality of the college classroom?

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Confessions of a Use-driven Consumer of Information Technology

Published October 30, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Joanne McCalla Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

Joanne McCalla takes a no-nonsense approach to information technology in her teaching. Animated by a real need to help her students, she only uses IT when she needs it and only uses what she needs of it. This is one very successful way to use technology and still stay in charge. It reflects Joanne's problem-based approach to teaching which she has outlined in the Journal of Chemical Education and now in our pages.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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