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Create and delete sections

Splitting a document into multiple sections allows you to vary formatting without necessarily starting a new page. In our example, we use the Word 2010 version. Note that if you use other word processing software, the procedures and location of the commands may vary but the section concept remains the same.

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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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Changing Attitudes Changes Everything

Using universal design, the basic level courses in French as a Second Language at Dawson College, have revised planning and strategies while respecting the course specification. Focusing on students who suffer from dyslexia and dysgraphia, these new strategies have been applied to all, reducing individual difficulties as well as the difficulties of individual accommodation. Part of this change involves incorporating ICT into universal design.

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Convert files

There are several reasons you can convert a file. You may want to open it, edit it, and save it again. It may be necessary to save it in a format that makes it accessible to a larger number of users. If your file contains confidential data, you may also decide to secure it. There are several ways to perform these operations. This demonstration will show you good ones.

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Page layout parameters

Depending on the nature of the document you have to produce, it may be helpful to change the default layout provided by the word processor. This tutorial explains how to change the orientation of a document, create headers and footers, and edit styles. The demo uses the Word 2010 software, but the layout concepts are pretty much the same from one word processor to another.

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The Zotero Bibliographic Management Tool

Zotero is a bibliographic management tool that allows you to insert references into documents and automatically generate a bibliography, which students value immensely. This article presents uses and features of Zotero, while highlighting the many benefits to using it (document organization, easy source citation, etc.).

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Format cells

When using a spreadsheet, it may be necessary, but also very useful, to format cells to bring out the information they contain. This is the purpose of this demonstration. To illustrate this example, we use the Excel 2010 version. You will see that the shape of some spreadsheets may differ from one software to another. On the other hand, the software still remains quite similar.

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Add pictures, tables and graphics

To avoid overloading a slide with text, you can easily add objects such as images, tables, or graphics. In this demonstration, we use the 2010 version of PowerPoint. Some presentation software differs somewhat from this version and does not necessarily include an image bank.

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Make your presentation dynamic

This pod shows you how to energize your presentation and maximize your audience's attention by incorporating navigation elements into a slide show, hyperlinks to web pages, and transitions effects between slides. Remember that sobriety is appropriate in this type of exercise. This demonstration uses the PowerPoint 2010 version. Although the presentation software differs from one another, most of the skills you develop here can be used with others.

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Create simple formulas

The spreadsheet integrates formulas to process data from a set of cells. This video tutorial explains how to create simple formulas, such as addition, subtraction and multiplication. The demonstration uses Excel 2010.

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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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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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