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The On-line ESL Placement Test (TCALS)

Published March 16, 2009  | 

Réjean Jobin Coordonnateur du développement des ressources, CCDMD

The TCALS98 test for placing students according to their abilities in English as a Second Language has become widely used throughout the province, but more and more out-of-synch with current technology. An opportunity to put an adaptive version of the test on-line will allow English as a Second Language Departments to reduce testing costs in favour of the tools, resources and attention necessary for English mastery.

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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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Books Are Information Technology!

Published January 26, 2014  |  Protessional Theatre

Pierre Dussol Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

Pierre Dussol's students were not producing AutoCad drawings for the theatre that were good enough to build scenery from. He decided to produce a manual in the form of a book because most times his students have only one screen in a lab, and he wanted to provide something tangible for them to consult while they drafted.

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ICT Profile

From Challenge to Necessity - Student Mastery of Information Technology Skills

Published February 14, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

Most students in Quebec do not know how to properly navigate the ocean of information that IT represents. Nicole Perreault explains the resources available to teachers in the Quebec College Network to help them in their process of integrating IT skills into their curriculum.

Real Life Stories

Wordle Works Wonders!

Published October 23, 2011  |  Social Sciences and Technologies

Patricia Murphy teacher - Social Services Department, Dawson College

One of the challenges facing Patricia Murphy is how to make student feedback explicit - both to herself and amongst her students. Wordle struck her as a great tool to capture the collective voice of students and she has used it as a way to help students contribute to a positive classroom environment.

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Moodle - Flexible and Convenient

Published May 16, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

DECclic's coordinator François Lizotte publishes the results of a survey taken by the early testers of the experimental DECclic Moodle sites. Responses indicate an easy transition to the Moodle DECclic platform.

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Using Google Docs – A Mixed Blessing

Published February 12, 2012  |  Administration 401

Michael Arscott Teacher, Vanier College

Google Docs has been great little tool with important advantages for teaching business communication and group work in Michael Arscott's classes. Before the recent changes in Google's privacy policy, he felt comfortable to present this resource as a course requirement; now he's not so sure.

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New Features, Improved Search and More on Profweb

Published April 20, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Guillaume Vachon Web integrator, Profweb

Beginning in the autumn of 2014, we gathered your comments and we called on our readers to participate in “user trials.” The valuable information that was gathered was used as input for the many improvements that have been made to the website. Here are some of the changes:

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Multitype Feedback: Summary of an article from Pédagogie collégiale

Published August 7, 2018  |  French (Language and Literature)

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Did Karine Bélair’s real life story on giving feedback by audio capsules capture your interest? In Volumes 28 and 29 of Pédagogie collégiale, 2 articles on feedback to students got my attention:

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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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