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Use zip and unzip software

The use of compression/decompression software is very practical. This type of software is mainly used to reduce the size of heavy files when you save them or you want to transfer them by email. This capsule explains how to use compression/decompression software.

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Organize sources

Web browsers offer features that help manage bookmarks, also known as "favorites." Web tools also allow effective management of bookmarks or RSS feeds. This capsule explains how to manage your bookmarks and manage them effectively: all this is so useful when you do a research job!

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Add compatible objects

It's easy to embed objects such as text, tables, artwork or sounds into a presentation. However, we must always do so while respecting copyright and usage rights. To illustrate this capsule, we use the PowerPoint 2010 version of Microsoft, but the principles of integration of objects are the same from one software to another.

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Insert pictures and graphics

To enhance a document and make it more attractive, you may want to add images or graphic objects. This capsule explains how to insert images and graphic objects and modify them according to your needs. The demo uses the Word 2010 software, but the proposed procedures are pretty much the same from one word processor to another.

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Adding metadata to digital documents

Metadata provided in the coding of a given file allows information about it to be displayed (such as the title, the author or keywords) making it easier to retrace the file. This tutorial explains how to assign metadata to different types of files.

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Perform visual representation of the information using a concept map

Visually representing information using a concept map allows you to organize ideas and to structure it as a diagram. This tutorial explains how to create a concept map that will help you to prepare oral presentations, revise your course and lecture notes, write resumes or bring your ideas together.

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Sorting, searching, and filtering digital documents

Sorting, searching, and filtering digital documents are ways to quickly find files saved on your computer according to specific criteria. These operations are essential when you need to process or present information that you have gathered. This tutorial will help you to find your files, while helping you to master these operations.

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ICTs That Have a Positive Impact on Students with ADHD

This article describes technological tools available and examples of how their use can help students stay focused, get organized and have a positive impact on their academic lives, such as local management systems (Lea, Moodle), electronic agendas and ICT teaching methods that include visual aids. Encouraging collaboration through Google Docs, Office 365 or any cloud system is also mentionned. 

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Filing digital documents effectively

Sorting your digital files efficiently allows you to locate a specific file quickly. Your operating system already provides a few basic tools for sharing and storing documents that you have created or downloaded. But using only this filing system is not necessarily efficient… This tutorial shows you how to use a filing system that will allow you to easily and efficiently trace back all of your digital documents.

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Marking up and annotating digital documents

Marking-up and annotating digital documents are efficient ways to highlight information which is considered important, and therefore to retain and understand the essence of their content. This greatly contributes to collaborative work. This tutorial will help you to use these techniques in different software such as Adobe Reader, word processing, spreadsheet or...

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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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