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Digital Tools

Genially - A Tool for Creating Infographics and Animated Presentations

Published October 9, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Genially is a web-based tool, available in a free version, that allows you to create animated infographics, interactive presentations and even escape games. Use this tool to present content to your students in a fun way. Or offer it to your students as a visual aid during their oral presentations. Genially offers a host of possibilities!

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A Portrait of the Technological Skills and Habits of Today's College Students

Published May 20, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Bruno Poellhuber Associate professor, Université de Montréal

Bruno Poellhuber, professor in the département de psychopédagogie et d’andragogie at l’Université de Montréal, discusses results from a survey conducted among college students on their IT attitudes and skills as well as the advantages concerning information technology within an academic context. The report resulting from this work could influence institutional priorities for colleges as well as the professional practices of teachers in regard to information technology.

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Inspiring addresses

Published December 14, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

Profweb asked his team what their favourite sites were as an end-of-season reading list for our readers over the holidays. The responses are below. Although most texts are in French, Norm Spatz has a number of recommendations in English.

Real Life Stories

Using Videogames to Engage Students in Deeper Learning Experiences

Published May 16, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Johnathan Mina Teacher, Collège LaSalle
Pascale Warmoes Teacher, Collège LaSalle

According to the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC), videogames are played by 54% of the Canadian population and the average “gamer” spends 11 hours per week playing videogames. Knowing that our CEGEP students are part of these statistics, we decided to experiment with using videogames in the classroom in hopes that the act of playing games that are related to course subject matter, would bring students to a greater level of understanding through an emotional experience.

Real Life Stories

Making the Paper Disappear!

Published December 1, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Doreen Kelly began working with two computer science students, Mathieu Refghi and Joseph Pereira, to help them demonstrate their ability to solve a problem for their final project and wound up helping to create an amazing triumph of programming which could help the people learning and teaching languages in our cégeps.

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Assessment of Distance Learning in a Competency-Based Approach

Published May 29, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Julie Lyne Leroux Associate professor, PERFORMA, Université de Sherbrooke

Assessing distance learning in a program with a competency-based approach in higher education at the college level, poses numerous challenges to the stakeholders in the regular or continuing education programs.

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Moodle - Flexible and Convenient

Published May 16, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

DECclic's coordinator François Lizotte publishes the results of a survey taken by the early testers of the experimental DECclic Moodle sites. Responses indicate an easy transition to the Moodle DECclic platform.

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Profweb Readers Choose Inspiring Publications

Published December 15, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

As the semester draws to a close and vacation approaches, we asked our readers to communicate their choices for the most inspiring stories appearing in Profweb during this autumn.

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Moving to Moodle

Published November 13, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

DECclic's coordinator François Lizotte describes the challenges of bringing the Moodle Learning Platform into 30 colleges. He explains its advantages for collaboration within a community of practice and invites teachers wishing to use this resource to participate in the training sessions that are being offered.

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The LaSalle College Community of Practice - Active Learning for Everyone

Published March 9, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Mathieu Lépine Pedagogical Support Coordinator, Collège LaSalle

Five teachers from LaSalle College (Montreal) have formed a Community of Practice on Active Learning to facilitate the establishment of a learning environment to foster the implementation of this pedagogical approach. At every meeting, one teacher will conduct a presentation or activity on their subject, followed by a related discussion. As suits the bilingual nature of LaSalle, the presentations are in either English or French, and comments are made in either language as well.

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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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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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