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Hidden treasures: Free and Inexpensive Information and Communication Technologies for College Students

Published June 7, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Catherine Fichten Teacher, Dawson College
Alice Havel Research Associate, Dawson College
Mary Jorgensen Research Associate, Adaptech
Christine Vo Research Assistant, Adaptech
Evelyne Marcil, M.A Teacher, Adaptech
Jillian Budd, M.A. Project Manager, Adaptech

Our most recent project at the Adaptech Research Network has been to update our Free and Inexpensive Technology Database (FANDI), with a focus on the latest mobile, Windows and Macintosh products. These technologies not only meet the needs of students in many Cegep career and technical programs, but they also address one of Quebec’s greatest challenges: maintaining a qualified workforce in the areas of industry and technology. Furthermore, FANDI supports students in other college programs, students with various visible and non-visible disabilities and those who have weaker language skills. Read below to find out how the database was developed and to learn about some of our favorite technologies.

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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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Teaching How to Navigate the Sea of Digital Information, if not You, then Who?

Published March 26, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

In the past information was found mostly in libraries where it was vetted and curated by librarians. Now with advancements in technology and the Internet, anyone can submit content on the World Wide Web; however, there are no “librarians” to assess the quality of the information that appears online.

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Help Students Understand and Recall Concepts with Sketchnoting

Published April 11, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

A former colleague of mine was a doodler, drawing figures and squiggles through our department meetings. She assured her colleagues that even though it looked like she wasn’t paying attention, nothing could be further from the truth. Doodling while listening helped her focus she assured us.

Digital Tools

Flipgrid: A Video-Based Discussion Forum

Published March 1, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Flipgrid is a free Microsoft-owned platform that allows teachers to create “grids” to facilitate video discussions. As on a regular electronic discussion forum, teachers can add questions or discussion prompts (called topics). Students can then post their video responses, which are organized in a tiled grid structure, and consult their peers’ responses. Each grid can hold an unlimited number of topics and each topic can hold an unlimited number of responses, giving teachers great flexibility on how to use the tool.

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Spice Up Your PowerPoints With 2 New Apps

Published May 7, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

PowerPoint is one of those ubiquitous software programs few tend to laud. We’ve all sat through at least one tedious presentation commonly referred to as “death by PowerPoint.” Yet because of its relative user-friendliness, many teachers still rely on it as part of a lecture or to share content with students. Rather than introducing alternatives to the slideshow format, this article presents 2 applications that work hand-in-hand with PowerPoint to make it a more effective, dynamic and inclusive experience: SlideLizard and Hypersay (which also works with Google Slides).

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Stepping Towards Inclusive Pedagogy with Screen Reader-Friendly Course Material

Published April 26, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

Inclusive pedagogy is a growing approach throughout the CEGEP network. Many teachers are seeking ways to adapt their teaching strategies to be more inclusive. On February 20, 2017, I attended an APOP webinar entitled: Développer des pratiques pédagogiques inclusives (Developing Inclusive Pedagogical Practices). Among the tools and strategies discussed, one in particular struck me, which was the benefits of using of text-to-speech, or screen readers, for a variety of learning disabilities (dyslexia, concussions, ADHD, etc.). I wondered about what would make documents easily “read” by screen readers and what teachers could do to ensure their course material is accessible. It turns out that it is not complicated to make documents fit the criteria of accessibility.

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From Gamification to Transmedia Storytelling

Published November 30, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Jean Desjardins Learning Technology Advisor, Collège Sainte-Anne

On March 11, 2015, during a REFAD professional development workshop, Olivier Alfieri, a multimedia project manager at the CFORP, gave an insightful conference on how to help students learn to create “transmedia” storytelling in class.

Real Life Stories

Discovering Language Improvement Tools on My Journey of Learning French as a Second Language

Published March 15, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

According to the results I received from the Test diagnostique des compétences en orthographe française, I still have a lot to learn about the French language! In recognition of the Semaine de la langue française, I decided to test my French skills to see where my proficiency is now, after having lived in Québec for 16 years and working in a bilingual environment for 13 years.

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Published October 13, 2017

The Low-Tech Active Learning Classroom at Cégep de Sept-Îles

Sharon Coyle Teacher, Cégep de Sept-Îles

The term active learning classroom usually evokes images of a sleek space packed with all of the latest technological bells and whistles. Not so at Cégep de Sept-Îles. To fit our teaching and learning needs and goals, we consciously opted for a classroom where inter-activity – not technology – plays a central role. This being 2017, of course it doesn’t mean we relegated electronic devices altogether. Here’s the story that explains the “how” and “why” of our low-tech active learning classroom.

Multidisciplinary

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