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Evernote – Note Taking and Beyond

Published September 14, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Emily Beaumont Teacher, Plymouth University

A presenter at the Canadian International Conference on Education (CICE) held in June 2014, Emily Beaumont shares her experiences using the cloud storage system Evernote for both for academic research and as a teaching resource in the classroom.

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The Proliferation of Video at the Séminaire de Sherbrooke

Published November 29, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Dominic Carmichael IT Educational Advisor, Collégial du Séminaire de Sherbrooke

Thanks to a grant in the context of the Digital Action Plan, video is quickly becoming an integral part of the pedagogical practices of college teachers at the Séminaire de Sherbrooke. Used as part of a flipped teaching approaches or to supplement notions seen in class, videos are distributed through Microsoft Stream channels tied in with the Microsoft Teams accounts of several teachers. Here are some examples.

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On-line Welcome Sessions to Promote Student Perseverance: A Pilot Project at Cégep à distance

Published September 18, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

As part of REFAD professional development workshop in early 2018, a small team from Cégep à distance came to present a pilot project within the organization’s Tutoring Services sector. Cégep à distance offers more than 150 self-contained asynchronous courses. Even if the majority of students adapt well to this mode of training, others seem to run into difficulties and do not complete their course. Among the factors that contribute to students dropping out are the feelings of isolation, having an unusual schedule or the students perception of self-efficacy which seem to be the greatest challenges.

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ICT Profile

ICTs That Have a Positive Impact on Students with ADHD

Published February 27, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

Teachers and staff at CEGEP Champlain-St. Lawrence were invited to participate in 2 pedagogical workshops about practical tips for teaching students with ADHD, on November 24, 2016 and more recently on February 23, 2017. These workshops were presented by Isabelle Quirion, Adapted Services Counsellor for colleges in Eastern Quebec, who works for the CCSI (Centres collégiaux de soutien à l’intégration). The first workshop introduced participants to ADHD and its impacts on college students. Considering that these students are easily distracted, have trouble staying attentive, frequently forget things, and have trouble remaining seated, I could not help thinking that the use of ICTs must be a hindrance to their learning. However, after reading the literature that Isabelle distributed and attending the second workshop, I realized that when used appropriately, there are many technological tools that teachers already have access to, that can help these students stay focused, get organized and have a positive impact on their academic lives.

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Creating an Inclusive Online Learning Environment with Office 365 Teams and the OneNote Class Notebook

Published April 15, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Demers Teacher, Cégep Garneau

The Office 365 OneNote Class Notebook is my favorite online tool for distributing course content as it greatly facilitates note taking and includes the Immersive Reader, which is a great tool for eliminating difficulties related to screen-based reading. By integrating my class notebook into the Office 365 Teams application, I have developed a very comprehensive collaborative and structured learning environment allowing all tasks to be completed in one place.

Real Life Stories

Action Research in Action

Published February 19, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Tom Welham Teacher, Collège Mérici

Before beginning, let us start at the end. By mid-December 2017, more than 140 students attending 3 colleges had completed 45 action research projects, and in doing so had made a positive contribution to their communities, all the while sharing their experiences with each other, from planning to implementation, using an online platform. All the projects were made possible through the funding provided by ECQ (Entente-Canada Québec).

Digital Tools

Microsoft Teams

Published May 21, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Line Fortier Teacher, Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Microsoft Teams is an Office 365 application for education. It is a digital platform for teamwork that easily gathers together, in one place, conversations, content and other Office 365 applications.

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The Big Ideas of SALTISE 2013

Published September 8, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

SALTISE Management team, SALTISE

For a conference whose mandates seem to be the fostering of an open, constructive ambiance and a call towards positive pedagogical change, a community of practice is well on its way to flourishing.  And that, more than anything else, may be SALTISE’s crowning achievement.

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Open Educational Resources (OERs) — An Interview with Pascale Blanc from La Vitrine technologie-éducation

Published November 5, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Would you like to share an educational resource that you have created with an open licence? Would you be ready to allow others to modify the resource or not? How about letting people use the resource for commercial gains? To help you decide, I recently interviewed Pascale Blanc, the Coordinator at VTÉ (Vitrine technologie-éducation) who also serves as a board member for the ADTE (Association pour le développement technologique en éducation).

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Hubert.ai Chats with Your Students to Obtain Course Feedback

Published November 1, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

While obtaining student feedback has been an integral part of my teaching practices from the very beginning, it was never a truly satisfying or enjoyable activity. Over the years, I experimented with different ways of obtaining feedback, most of which were either very labour-intensive (open-ended questions) or overly formalised (multiple-choice questions or ratings). The advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) has reached a point where chatbots can now handle text-based conversations and analyze them. This term, I am experimenting with Hubert.ai, a platform that harnesses the power of AI to obtain meaningful feedback through chat sessions with my students. So far, this has proven to be an effective and engaging format for everyone involved.

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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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Articles

Published November 3, 2015

Teachers’ Use of ICTs: What Do Students Think?

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

In the context of a research project funded by the “Fonds de Recherche du Québec sur la société et la culture” (FRQRSC), 311 students from Dawson College and Cégep André-Laurendeau were surveyed online, in French or English, about their teachers’ practices in the use of ICTs and cyber-learning. This survey allowed the researchers to collect data on the teachers’ use of technology as well as the students’ level of satisfaction regarding this use.

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