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A Focus on Learning Technology and the Technology of Learning

Published February 17, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

Nicole Perreault, moderator of the IT Representatives' Network, asks us to consider the use of information technology as a pedagogical tool as well as the conditions required for its successful integration into the classroom. These issues will be front and center in Montreal in the coming months as a number of the city's colleges organize educational technology weeks and the AQPC, being held this June in Montreal, also focuses on information technology issues.

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The Diverse Facets of Distance Education – Teleteaching and individualised follow-up to support a student athlete

Published September 29, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

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

During the winter 2016 semester, Catherine Hudon and Pierre-Marc Robinson, Teachers at Cégep de Baie-Comeau, were faced with an unusual situation: one of their students, registered in the Sport-Study Program, was traded during the school year... for a team in New Brunswick!

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A Librarian’s Tips for Staying at the Leading Edge of Techno-Pedagogical Developments

Published February 27, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Isabelle Laplante Professional librarian, Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC)

Isabelle Laplante, professional librarian, head of the CDC (Centre de documentation collégiale), gives some tips and provides several sources of information helpful in staying informed about techno-pedagogical developments.

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ICT Profile

Learning Tech at a Faster Clip...

Published February 1, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Cégep à distance
Réseau des répondantes et répondants TIC

Each week, the IT Representatives Network (IT-REPS/REPTICs) offers brief tutorials in the form of video clips that were developed to support the development of ICT Profile abilities. These clips are specifically designed for students, but are useful to anyone that wants to improve their technology skills.

Featured Reports

Pedagogical Applications of Twitter

Published February 19, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Séverine Parent Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou
Michelle Deschênes Teacher, Collège O'Sullivan de Québec

The most widely known microblogging tool is the Twitter site. But what is Twitter? In an article published in 2009, Bruno Guglielminetti stated that Twitter enables communication and that "increasingly, it is starting to become a tool for broadcasting and promotion."

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Welcome to a New World of Virtual Communication and Teamwork

Published November 27, 2006  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP Management team

APOP (Association pour les applications pédagogiques de l’ordinateur au postsecondaire) has fostered the growth of IT use in postsecondary education through diverse activities ironically publicized through traditional media and old fashioned face-to-face presentations. In the autumn of 2005 during a brainstorming session, the idea of developing a real time on-line event using leading edge technology came to the fore.

Real Life Stories

Confessions of a Use-driven Consumer of Information Technology

Published October 30, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Joanne McCalla Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

Joanne McCalla takes a no-nonsense approach to information technology in her teaching. Animated by a real need to help her students, she only uses IT when she needs it and only uses what she needs of it. This is one very successful way to use technology and still stay in charge. It reflects Joanne's problem-based approach to teaching which she has outlined in the Journal of Chemical Education and now in our pages.

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From the French Side: Focus on Active Learning and Distance Teaching

Published April 27, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

As another term – and academic year – draws to a close, we wish to present you with a selection of the articles and real-life stories prepared by our francophone colleagues between October 2017 and April 2018. These contributions clearly reflect 2 approaches currently at the center of many a teacher’s interests and practices: active learning and distance teaching.

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On-line Welcome Sessions to Promote Student Perseverance: A Pilot Project at Cégep à distance

Published September 18, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

As part of REFAD professional development workshop in early 2018, a small team from Cégep à distance came to present a pilot project within the organization’s Tutoring Services sector. Cégep à distance offers more than 150 self-contained asynchronous courses. Even if the majority of students adapt well to this mode of training, others seem to run into difficulties and do not complete their course. Among the factors that contribute to students dropping out are the feelings of isolation, having an unusual schedule or the students perception of self-efficacy which seem to be the greatest challenges.

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Montreal’s First MoodleMoot

Published March 8, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

The next Canadian MoodleMoot will take place in Montreal from October 20th to 23rd, 2015. For its fifth edition, this bi-annual meet-up is making its way to Eastern Canada for the first time. The Université de Montréal and Polytechnique are the main sponsors for the event.

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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.

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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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