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Going Back to the Source with Linux

Published February 20, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Even if the exact date of its birth isn’t quite clear, one thing is for sure: Linux, the much-lauded free and open source operating system turned 25 in 2016. La Vitrine technologie-éducation (VTÉ) jumped at the opportunity to go back to the source and provide an update on the installation process and the use of Linux in 2 personal use contexts.

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The Canada-Quebec Entente: Mid-term IT Assessment

Published May 2, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Bruno Geslain College Sector Coordinator, Entente Canada-Québec
Louise Paul College Sector Coordinator, Entente Canada-Québec

An explanation of the many new developments in the administration of the Canada-Quebec Entente at the approach of the midpoint of its 2009-2013 phase.

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A Program or Discipline-based Database for Freeware or Free Software in your Teaching

Published May 4, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

The Logiciel Libre team of the IT Representatives’ Network is making an initial academic freeware and free software database available to the teachers of the Quebec college network. Nicole Perreault, coordinator of the network discusses this resource.

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A New Profweb on the Drawing Board

Published June 16, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Séverine Parent Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou

<p>Academic 2013-2014 will be a decisive year for Profweb! A major overhaul of the site, both in form and in content, has been in the works for months. In this column, Séverine Parent, acting coordinator of Profweb, presents the main points that orient the creation of the new site. Exciting changes are coming! Eventually Profweb will better fulfill its mission, which is to be the crossroad of IT integration in the Quebec college network.</p>

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‘Generations’ - Facing the New Reality of College Teachin

Published March 31, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Michelle Gastonguay President of the Organizing Committee of the Pedagogical Workshops, ACPQ

This year, the Pedagogical Workshops of the Association des collèges privés du Québec are taking place May 26 and 27 at Château Mont-Sainte-Anne of Québec. The theme is called 'Generations' and the goal of the meeting is to focus on the evolution of the teaching profession as a way to integrate new technology into the pedagogy of participants.

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Zotero – A New Paradigm for Citation

Published December 7, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Denis Côté Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence
Daniel Perreault Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

Five years ago, when Denis saw that Zotero was free and developed by a university, he realized that it was not like a lot of software that comes from a start-up company where you don’t know whether it’s going to be there in two years or whether they have a bare bones free version, and then you have to pay for full service. He also thought that the way that it was designed as a plugin in Firefox was the way to go! It’s really easy. With just one or two clicks, you get your references in. And you have a choice of referencing styles, as well as an integration with Word! He started to use it to collect some of his references in his courses. And then at a Social Sciences Department meeting one day, he talked about it and realized that our students should all begin to use it!

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Distance Education in the College Network: Current Issues and Practices

Published September 15, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

This document is the end result of a general call launched on the IT Reps list in February 2015. The survey probed practices in distance education in the college network. Based on the answers given, Profweb asked some of the respondents to discuss the issues of distance education, its pedagogical challenges, and strategies likely to facilitate its deployment in the college network. Eight respondents participated in developing this topic. Andréanne Turgeon gathered their comments in telephone interviews and videoconferences.

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Looking back on the Open Symposium of the ADTE 2017: Moodle as a Collaboration Tool in Chemistry

Published April 12, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Amandine Duflocq Future teacher and special collaborator, Université Laval

The 2017 symposium of the ADTE was entitled “Open access to educational resources, for publication of scientific research, for open data and software for higher education.” During the symposium, I attended 2 presentations that I found extremely interesting. I will also share with you this article about the workshop of Josée Debigaré on the use of Moodle as an organizational and collaborative tool in chemistry (article in French only).

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Free as in Freedom: A Report on the Colloque Libre 2015 FOSS Symposium

Published April 20, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Education technologists, free software enthusiasts, higher education administrators and entrepreneurs descended upon the Collège Montmorency on April 2nd, 2015 for the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Symposium organized by the Association pour le développement technologique en education (ADTE). What follows is an attempt to capture the essence of what amounted to a three-day conference stuffed into a single action-packed day!

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A New Beginning

Published August 29, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

Profweb welcomes new teachers by presenting some features of the site and describes some new features for the fall.The Profweb team reminds readers of its availability for activities in colleges.

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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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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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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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