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Liberating Education, Art and Science: A Summary of the 5th Annual ADTE Conference

Published May 21, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

On May 2nd, 2018, more than 100 members of the higher education community in Quebec and international guests gathered at UQAM’s J.-A.-DeSève Pavilion to share and learn about best practices for removing barriers to the free circulation of educational resources, research, data, software and art. This important event received the support of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, and included presentations from Federal, Provincial and international stakeholders.

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H5P: A Tool for Gamifying Learning

Published August 16, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

In April of 2019, the VTÉ (Vitrine technologie-éducation) organized a laboratory entitled Innovative Pedagogy: Play, Gamification and Serious Games in Service of Seriously Motivating Lessons! (La pédagogie innovante: le jeu, la ludification et les jeux sérieux au service d’apprentissages sérieusement motivants!) During the laboratory, all kinds of ways to gamify learning were discussed, including the use of a web-based tool named H5P that integrates well with Moodle. H5P allows you to create a remarkable variety of attractive and fun interactive exercises. This on-line tool has proven its worth, notably amongst the “francization” teachers at Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne.

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Plan for Success: Base Digital Lesson Plans on the Principles of Video Game Design

Published May 10, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

According to some statistics around 20% of the world’s population play video games. What are the characteristics of video games, such as Angry BirdsMinecraftCandy Crush or World of Warcraft that make them so addictive? Can their design principles be applied to education? Can we, as teachers, create digital lessons that students will “play” (or do) again and again practicing and improving with each attempt?

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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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The Profweb Team’s Amusing Predictions for 2017

Published January 13, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

This article contains some predictions from the team for 2017, some are serious, while others are more comical. Happy reading and Happy New Year 2017 to all of our readers, collaborators and partners!

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The Diverse Facets of Distance Education - Four Tutors from Cégep à distance Present their Experiences

Published November 9, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb

In a previous article, I offered you an explanation to demystify the self-paced learning formula developed by Cégep à distance, from Martine Chomienne, who is responsible for the tutoring program, and with a video tutorial, where Sophie Ringuet, Education Advisor, explains the process surrounding the planning and development of a self-paced learning course.

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Profweb Top Publications of 2014 – 2015

Published June 15, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Guillaume Vachon Web integrator, Profweb

For this academic year’s final entry, the Profweb team selected some of the publications that sparked the most interest. These articles had either the highest number of readers, or the highest number of ‘shares,’ by readers that forwarded the article to their colleagues this year.

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Active Presenter: A Complete Solution for the Production of Video Tutorials

Published September 7, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Demers Teacher, Cégep Garneau

I have been producing video tutorials for several years, for all the courses I teach. Over time, I have used different software (JingPro, Camtasia, Screencast-O-Matic, etc.). When I heard about Active Presenter, I watched some tutorials on the official YouTube channel. I found that this software is very complete, even in its free version, and allows me to vary my teaching styles. The channel also allowed me to learn quickly and independently and exploit many interesting features to record my videos.

Featured Reports

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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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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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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