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Virtually Discovering the Real World Which Awaits on the Other End of the River

Published February 26, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Sophie Jacmin Teacher, Vanier College

Now entering its second semester, the joint Humanities classes between Collège Vanier and Cégep de Sept-Îles begin to span the gap in life experience between the students living in these two communities.  Read how technology is opening horizons on both shores of the Saint Lawrence!

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A Cooperative Collegiate Reality Confronts Our Cultural Conundrum!

Published February 12, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Colleges have become laboratories for new teamworking technology, letting students and teachers alike connect in increasingly innovative and dynamic ways. For animaweb Françoise Marceau, this is a dream that she has worked hard to make into a reality! For Norm Spatz, the English side of Profweb, the linguistic duality of our lives in Quebec remains a barrier that even technology cannot completely overcome!

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Living with Technology!

Published February 5, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Denis Thibault Editor, Profweb

In a typical Quebec classroom two students arrive for their first class, computer notebooks in hand. The prof lets them attend with the proviso that the computers stay closed. Is the NIMBY ('not in my back yard') phenomenon spreading to the realm of IT integration in the college classroom? How can technology learn to live comfortably with pedagogy?

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Back to the future – Zenome recreates the collegial library on-line

Published January 29, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Zsolt Szigetvari Teacher, Dawson College

Inspired by the venerable card catalogues in libraries of yesteryear, Zsolt Szigetvari, a media studies teacher at Dawson College, has created a way to make browsing on the web less like a popularity contest. An experienced on-line teacher, he has taken the fruits of his experience with on-line courses and built a site called ‘Zenome’, which is an on-line directory that organizes material by communities of interest. For example, Zenome links students of urban design researching the topic of Paris to material on Notre Dame Cathedral and not to news about Paris Hilton. He calls his idea ‘a directory of communities’. In such a community, like minded people, real people, work together to evaluate resources on the web that relate to a subject of common interest.

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A First Retrospective about the U. R. on Line Colloquium!

Published January 29, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP Management team

Les dates des 10 et 11 janvier 2007 demeureront sans aucun doute associées à un moment que l’on pourrait qualifier d’historique pour l’APOP et pour les 350 personnes qui y ont participé. Une expérience inoubliable, déterminante et terriblement concluante!...

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Plagiarism and Other Types of Electronic Cheating

Published January 21, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

Electronically assisted plagiarism seems convenient and current. What measures can the instructor take to detect it?

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Call for Papers for the 27th  Annual AQPC Colloquium

Published January 8, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Benoit Bolduc AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

The next colloquium of the AQPC (l'Association québecoise de pédagogie collégiale) will be held from June 6 to June 8, 2007 with the theme of A Culture of Pedagogical Innovation. The meeting will focus on new developments by teachers, administrators and professionals who are working to improve the educational experiences of our students. A Culture of Pedagogical Innovation: a showcase for Information Technology.

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Is technology really the solution for educating our kids?

Published December 18, 2006  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

We can’t escape technology’s creeping tide. The younger generation has grown up accepting this new order of things as normal. Even confirmed traditionalists are seen surreptitiously conversing on cell phones. Has this change been revolutionary or evolutionary?

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An Insider’s Look at APOP’s Virtual Colloquium – U.R. on Line

Published December 11, 2006  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP Management team

The autumn semester is coming to a close as the APOP team puts the finishing touches on its U.R.on Line E-conference. After more than a year of innovation, the volunteer APOP team, the IT partners and other institutional participants such as MELS and RISQ are wrapping up production.

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Welcome to a New World of Virtual Communication and Teamwork

Published November 27, 2006  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP Management team

APOP (Association pour les applications pédagogiques de l’ordinateur au postsecondaire) has fostered the growth of IT use in postsecondary education through diverse activities ironically publicized through traditional media and old fashioned face-to-face presentations. In the autumn of 2005 during a brainstorming session, the idea of developing a real time on-line event using leading edge technology came to the fore.

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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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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