Milena Collot participated in a pilot project funded by her college Vieux-Montréal using iPads linked to computers controlling data-projectors as a possible replacement for an interactive whiteboard. Although the results weren't as expected, they suggested alternative technology for future experimentation.
As a teacher, it is difficult to build rapport with every last one of your students. That said, what if you could tell your whole class about yourself in a structured way to get the ball rolling? Enter Profweb. Did you know that Profweb offers free hosting for your educational web sites? It has certainly been an invaluable part of my toolbox since I began working in the college network in 2006. With a few simple tools, you can create a presence on the web, and take a proactive step to building your on-line reputation. Not to mention it's fun! Let's take a look at what you need:
The Profweb team invites you to peruse the latest issue of Pedagogie Collégiale (Vol. 28, No. 1). The French print edition is available. Translations of articles will appear online in the future. Two particularly interesting articles in connection with IT integration, albeit in French, are in this issue.
Denis Bédard Ph. D., Director Nathalie Lefebvre M. A., Coordinator
Établir le portrait des pratiques technopédagogiques au regard de l’utilisation des pédagogies actives en enseignement supérieur, tel était le thème d’une enquête menée par le Centre d’étude et de développement pour l’innovation technopédagogique (CÉDIT). Cette démarche a permis de colliger les réponses de 410 enseignants du réseau d’enseignement collégial provenant de différentes régions du Québec (Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Bas-St-Laurent, Chaudière-Appalaches, Côte-Nord, Estrie, Gaspésie-et-les-Îles-de-la-Madeleine et Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean). Les établissements collégiaux ont été sélectionnés en fonction des réalités propres aux régions éloignées des deux grands centres urbains que sont Québec et Montréal. L’objectif était de déterminer si une transformation des postures et des pratiques technopédagogiques des enseignants était présente dans ces milieux régionaux. Cette chronique permettra de mettre quelques résultats en évidence.
The Office 365 Platform was launched by Microsoft in 2011. Collège Ahuntsic mentions using it in their 2012-2013 Annual Report and has positioned itself as a pioneer for this package within Quebec. Some colleges are proposing the purchase of the Office 365 platform, whereas others are considering mandatory purchase by students, while some have opted for Google Apps. This year, the Cégep Limoilou is innovating in the Quebec City region by deploying Office 365 Platform free for all its students.
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.
Following in the footsteps of the Francojeu des cégeps, which takes place during the month of March and is about the vocabulary of new technologies, Profweb became interested in the new web-related phrases that have been added to the Grand dictionnaire terminologique of the OQLF, in both French and English.
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.
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.
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.