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Moodle Platform Moderating the CERAC Community of Practice

Published November 30, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Orzu Kamolova Moodle Consultant, DECclic
Audrey Corbeil Editor, Profweb
Michel Cloutier Educational Advisor, CERAC Drummondville

At the Sommet sur l’Enseignement supérieur, in February 2013, it was announced that four CERACs (Centre d’expertise en reconnaissance des acquis et des compétences) would be created within the college network. The CEGEPs awarded a CERAC were: Cégep de Drummondville, Cégep de Ste-Foy, Cégep Marie-Victorin and Champlain Regional College. Over the last year, my colleagues and I have worked to design and develop a virtual space for communication and collaboration between these centers using Moodle (LMS). The goal was to create and support an online community of practice. The platform provides a space to bring together hundreds of pedagogical advisors in Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC), nearly twenty employees of the four CERACs and representatives from MESRS (Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de la Science).

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10 top publications to wrap up the fall term

Published December 8, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

With December come many festive traditions: public markets come alive, homes light up and kitchens smell of sweet and savory pies. Profweb elves complete this festive series and present you their traditional list of the 10 most consulted publications from August 1 to December 1, 2017. And because we’re feeling festive, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular French publications, too!

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Researching Best Presentation Practices and Sharing of PowerPoints

Published February 6, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Presentation software is a ubiquitous part of lecturing in the college network. When shared with students, the presentation slides can be a very useful tool for students, and particularly for those who have special needs. The Adaptech Research Network recently conducted a series of focus groups on presentation approaches and sharing of slides that involved students, teachers and professional staff. The team invited Profweb to a meeting at the end of the Fall 2017 semester to share their initial findings.

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Entrepreneurial Pedagogy: an Approach for the Development of Transversal Competencies

Published August 5, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Mélissa Philippe Project Manager, PEEC

The objective of this report is to provide educational stakeholders, teachers and decision makers, at the college level, a guide to help promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among their students. It offers educational tools for a teaching approach to implement entrepreneurial activities and offers digital tools to enhance teaching practices.

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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: What are the Possibilities at College?

Published September 26, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In recent years, we have observed a growing interest in the college network for the educational potential of virtual reality. In 2014, the Vitrine technologie-éducation presented a virtual laboratory on the topic, before organizing exploratory activities for college IT-reps in 2016 and 2017. However, we had little feedback on the actual use of this technology by teachers.

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The TEKPHY Project: Integrating Technology into Kinesiology and Physical Rehabilitation

Published September 22, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Patrick Marion Kinesiologist, TEKPHY
Ariane C. Rousseau Coordinator of TEKPHY Project, TEKPHY

In recent years, smart technologies have entered the health sciences. Whether the Nintendo Wii console in physical rehabilitation, a mobile application or postural analysis, technological innovations abound. Future health professionals will increasingly come to know, evaluate and employ smart technology. However, merely knowing that this technology is available is not enough; it is still necessary to choose applications well and use them properly.

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Teaching with Interactive Videos Thanks to Edpuzzle

Published March 2, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Basile Tchize Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Laurent

To diversify my teaching strategies, I use online videos. These explain concepts in a smart way through images and simple demonstrations that facilitate understanding. I use these videos in a flipped classroom approach or as part of a self-directed learning approach. Although I find the content of the videos relevant, I am not always satisfied with the students’ level of engagement. I was introduced to the Edpuzzle platform, which really meets my needs. Here’s why.

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From Gamification to Transmedia Storytelling

Published November 30, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Jean Desjardins Learning Technology Advisor, Collège Sainte-Anne

On March 11, 2015, during a REFAD professional development workshop, Olivier Alfieri, a multimedia project manager at the CFORP, gave an insightful conference on how to help students learn to create “transmedia” storytelling in class.

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Finding Free Stock Photos For Your Teaching Materials

Published September 3, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In today’s Instagram age, my students expect visually appealing learning materials. Whether I am designing a Powerpoint presentation, preparing an online quiz, adding content to a learning management system (LMS) such as Moodle or Omnivox, or creating an Open Educational Resource (OER), I find myself frequently looking for high-quality images to integrate in these materials. Free stock photo websites make finding such images a breeze, while also ensuring I respect copyright and usage rights.

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Media Literacy: Challenges and Issues for 21st Century Schools

Published November 24, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

On October 23, 2015, I attended a Web-based colloquium entitled Éduquer aux médias: une priorité collective (Media Literacy: A Collective Priority). Presented by the TELUQ and the Conseil de presse du Québec, it had been 10 years since the last event on media literacy took place in Montreal. This initiative was praised by speakers and attendees alike, who enthusiastically lobbied for another edition to follow this year’s event.

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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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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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Published October 13, 2017

The Low-Tech Active Learning Classroom at Cégep de Sept-Îles

Sharon Coyle Teacher, Cégep de Sept-Îles

The term active learning classroom usually evokes images of a sleek space packed with all of the latest technological bells and whistles. Not so at Cégep de Sept-Îles. To fit our teaching and learning needs and goals, we consciously opted for a classroom where inter-activity – not technology – plays a central role. This being 2017, of course it doesn’t mean we relegated electronic devices altogether. Here’s the story that explains the “how” and “why” of our low-tech active learning classroom.

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