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Keeping Tabs on Your Discipline with Tabbed Browsing

Published April 4, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

We are living in an age where information of all sorts is being shared 24/7. If we are not careful, this information can quickly become overwhelming. As educators we have a duty to stay up to date with information from our respective disciplines, but we don’t have copious amounts of time to dedicate to professional development during the semester. What if there was a simple way to dedicate a few minutes each day to monitoring our disciplines to help us stay current? This article provides a quick look at tabbed browsing, a simple means of setting up and managing information from the sources that you feel are most relevant to your educational practice.

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Moodle Day 2017: Sharing Practices

Published June 5, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

On Friday May 26th 2017, Dawson College’s Conference Room 3F.43, also known as the CoLab, was the site of a well-received and well-attended professional development activity. Teachers from a number of English colleges, universities and Ministerial IT Partners converged on the space for Moodle Day 2017 - an event organized by DECClic’s English Sector Consultant, Roman Barba and Dawson College’s IT Representative, Rafael Scapin.

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LaSalle College Shares its BYOD Implementation Project Findings

Published October 26, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Early in the Fall 2018 Semester, LaSalle College in Montreal filed the Rapport du projet BYOD/AVEC 2017-2018, a report on their experience with a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) implementation. The administration kindly shared this report with Profweb in hopes that the information would be useful to other colleges in the network that might be interested in the benefits and challenges with implementing such a project.

Digital Tools

linkr: Student Interaction and Collaboration without Boundaries

Published August 16, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Active learning, distance learning, and personalized learning (whether or not integrated in a flipped or blended learning approach) are pedagogical methods that need little to no introduction. The opportunities and benefits they offer have been documented in many a Profweb article or real-life story over the yearslinkr, a teaching platform and global network of teachers and students, takes these concepts to the next level while making them easy for teachers to integrate into curricula. Cofounded by Humanities teacher Gabriel Flacks (Champlain College St-Lambert) and partners Gregory Mattei, Antoine Ricquebourg and Pierre-Olivier Bonin, linkr harnesses the power of technology to remove the physical boundaries between students and teachers around the world.

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Pedagogical Practices That Integrate Learning Management Systems (LMSs)

Published January 20, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Chantal Desrosiers Techno-pedagogical Advisor, MEES

This paper covers several practices currently developed by college teachers who use Learning Management Systems (LMSs) as part of a hybrid (online and in-class) teaching framework.

These teachers adapted and have perfected valuable practices which make their task easier for them, while fostering motivation, success and learning in students. However, a change is always easier to make when supported by appropriate research. The very purpose of this paper is to make the potential that exists in LMSs known to teachers.

The starting question is the following: What uses of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) should be encouraged, in order to harness their full pedagogical potential in a hybrid teaching context, at the college level?

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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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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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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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ICT Profile

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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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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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

Featured Reports

Published October 17, 2019

Digital Tools to Support an Inclusive Pedagogical Practice

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

This featured report aims to explore the features and possible uses of certain digital tools that can make learning accessible to all students as part of an inclusive pedagogical practice. Following the principles of universal design for learning (UDL), the tools presented, which are free or already part of the technological environment of college teachers, offer students a variety of means of representation, action, expression and engagement.

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