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Optimizing IT Efficiency Through Research and Expertise

Published December 8, 2008  | 

Christian Barrette Project Manager, ARC

This year, IT-Rep network members will be approached about applying a grid derived from a model of the interrelationships among the conditions that affect the success of educational integration of IT both to stories compiled in ProfWeb and to local projects in progress.  In addition, this grid will provide specific research topics of an experimental or exploratory nature, thereby addressing Jason Morin's concerns in a positive way.

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The Concordia University Centre for Teaching and Learning Services Website

Published October 12, 2011  | 

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb
Guylaine Larocque Teacher, Vanier College

Concordia's Centre for Teaching and Learning Services (CTLS) states that its goal is ‘to start conversations with faculty members and graduate students about what makes good teaching and learning in order to share these ideas face-to-face, through workshops, the web and university-wide contacts.' Their website is an excellent expression of this philosophy.

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Foundations of Effective Tutoring

Published April 11, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Jeannine Ryser Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

In many colleges and universities across the country, peer tutoring provides a corner-stone to academic support services. 'Foundations of Effective Tutoring' is on online resource developed and produced by the CCDMD (Centre Collegial de Developpement de Materiel Didactique) and currently contains five modules, between two and three hours each, designed to help develop a solid set of competencies for students to effectively tutor their peers.  

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Inviting Technology Along to the Gym or Your Favourite Sporting Activities

Published September 26, 2017  |  Physical Education

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

In the fall of 2016, the VTE (Vitrine technologie-éducation) launched a laboratory on the universe of technology in sports. This article was inspired by the various steps of the laboratory and proposes additional resources.

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Serious Games in College Education and Research – What’s Out There?

Published September 29, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Chantal Desrosiers Techno-pedagogical Advisor, MEES

In the fall of 2016, I attended the CIRTA Colloquium (Communauté pour l’innovation et la recherche sur les technologies dans l’enseignement/apprentissage) at Université Laval. One of the streams was devoted to digital game-based learning, in collaboration with the Serious Games Society. Here, I propose to address this topic in terms of possible benefits for the learner, while retracing a set of games available to colleagues across the college network

Real Life Stories

Action Research in Action

Published February 19, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Tom Welham Teacher, Collège Mérici

Before beginning, let us start at the end. By mid-December 2017, more than 140 students attending 3 colleges had completed 45 action research projects, and in doing so had made a positive contribution to their communities, all the while sharing their experiences with each other, from planning to implementation, using an online platform. All the projects were made possible through the funding provided by ECQ (Entente-Canada Québec).

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Distance Education at the Service of Student Athletes: The point of view of Keven Bouchard

Published October 5, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Paul Landry Teacher, Polyvalente W.-A.-Losier (Nouveau-Brunswick)

During the winter 2016 semester, I spoke with 2 teachers from the Cegep de Baie-Comeau who had experimented with distance education to support a student athlete with this college studies, while based in a different Canadian province. Their account was the subject of a recent Profweb publication.

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A DawsonITE Revival at Profweb

Published September 7, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Regular readers of Profweb's English service will have no doubt noticed the demise of the News feature in our new site. Because of the incorporation of the Vitrine Technologie-Éducation (VTÉ) research function called CERES into the new Profweb reader experience, new items are added to this repository eliminating the need for Profweb news and making our reader experience more seamless and therefore less confusing.

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College ICT - A Snapshot of its Emerging Variety

Published June 10, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Josée Thivierge Educational Advisor, Cégep de Jonquière

Josée Thivierge, pedagogical counsellor at Cégep de Jonquière and researcher at Groupe d'étude des conditions de vie et des besoins de la population (ÉCOBES), discusses the results of an exploratory research project that she conducted on ICT and new social media use among students and teachers at her school. Teachers and other stakeholders in the college network can determine a number of important guidelines from this portrait which could be useful in their courses.

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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 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.

Multidisciplinary

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