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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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Doing PD Differently: A Conversation with Avi Spector from the RÉCIT Network

Published September 13, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The fall is upon us and many IT-REPs and REPTICs in the college network are back in the swing of things, supporting individual teachers who are trying new approaches and technologies in their classrooms. Many have also begun preparing for upcoming ped days - thinking about how to provide professional development (PD) opportunities for faculty that will have a positive impact on their respective college. I recently had the opportunity to meet with Avi Spector from Quebec’s RÉCIT network and asked him about his approach to working with teachers. The approach he is currently using can be an inspiration for us all.

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Inspiring Portraits - Lee Anne Johnston: Heart and Determination in Service of Teachers and Students

Published November 7, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

As educators, we have the extremely important role of bearing and passing the torch of knowledge and competency to generations that will one day take our place. Lee Anne Johnston is the Education Advisor at Cégep Heritage College who fosters this flame within teachers to help ensure that this legacy is transmitted to students. Her gentle determination, dedication and grace serve as an example to anyone who is interested in working in service of the public, and you will surely be inspired by her example and insights.

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Presenting Nathalie Bastien: The IT Representatives Network’s New Coordinator

Published October 29, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The Quebec college network received a highly anticipated bit of news at the start of the Fall 2019 semester. After months of speculation on potential candidates, the network finally learned who would replace Nicole Perreault as the community leader of the IT Representatives Network (IT-REP/REPTIC) following her retirement last summer.

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A DawsonITE Revival at Profweb

Published September 7, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Regular readers of Profweb's English service will have no doubt noticed the demise of the News feature in our new site. Because of the incorporation of the Vitrine Technologie-Éducation (VTÉ) research function called CERES into the new Profweb reader experience, new items are added to this repository eliminating the need for Profweb news and making our reader experience more seamless and therefore less confusing.

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The Anatomy of a Referred Site

Published November 1, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Rafael Scapin IT Representative, Dawson College

In this personal account of the development of his own site, Rafael Scapin expalins how the referred sites on Profweb's personal space offer their creators the opportunity to share their vision with their colleagues from around the provincial network.

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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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CCDMD Unveils a Dynamic New Site Filled with Academic Innovaton!

Published September 4, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Lucie Lafond Administration Officer, CCDMD

Maybe, you don't already know about the CCDMD (Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique). With its new website in place, this Profweb partner is poised to continue its tradition as the publishing powerhouse for the Quebec collegial network.

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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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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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