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A Star-Studded Program of Keynote Speakers at SALTISE Conference in June 2019

Published August 23, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

From learning analytics and virtual reality to artificial intelligence, this year’s SALTISE conference definitely explored new frontiers of learning. The conference was held at Dawson College on June 3 & 4, 2019 on the theme of Promoting Deeper Learning: From Analytics to New Strategies.

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A Space to Foster the Development of Innovative Pedagogical Practices — A LaSalle College Project Funded under the Digital Action Plan

Published October 3, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

In the context of the Digital Action Plan for Education and Higher Education (DAP), the MEES (ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur) issued a call for proposals for projects on the innovative use of digital technology in higher education. LaSalle College saw both of its projects funded. One of these is to provide teachers with a space that would help foster the development of innovative pedagogical practices.

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A Program or Discipline-based Database for Freeware or Free Software in your Teaching

Published May 4, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

The Logiciel Libre team of the IT Representatives’ Network is making an initial academic freeware and free software database available to the teachers of the Quebec college network. Nicole Perreault, coordinator of the network discusses this resource.

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A Preview of À la Carte Moodle On-line Training Courses

Published March 30, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Orzu Kamolova Moodle Consultant, DECclic

During this era of unprecedented technological growth, information about hundreds of different technological trends, including the use of the Moodle learning management system (LMS), can be overwhelming. DECclic, the Moodle LMS hosting provider for most of the public CEGEPs in our beautiful province, acknowledges and understands the importance of the user experience for teachers. With this in mind, DECclic has designed and developed stand-alone e-Learning modules tailored to teachers who are just getting started with the Moodle LMS.

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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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A New Profweb on the Drawing Board

Published June 16, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Séverine Parent Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou

<p>Academic 2013-2014 will be a decisive year for Profweb! A major overhaul of the site, both in form and in content, has been in the works for months. In this column, Séverine Parent, acting coordinator of Profweb, presents the main points that orient the creation of the new site. Exciting changes are coming! Eventually Profweb will better fulfill its mission, which is to be the crossroad of IT integration in the Quebec college network.</p>

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A New Online Tutorial System for Essay Writing

Published February 25, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Denis Daigneault Coordinator, Dawson College

Education Advisors in Dawson College’s newly re-named Academic Skills Centre constantly meet students who want to improve their writing skills but don’t have the time to meet extensively with a Writing Tutor. The problem became an opportunity to develop something interactive for our students.

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A New Knowledge Sharing Network for Moodlers

Published November 17, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Orzu Kamolova Moodle Consultant, DECclic

Moodlers in the anglophone community now have a place to exchange views thanks to the DECclic Corporation.

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A New Beginning

Published August 29, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

Profweb welcomes new teachers by presenting some features of the site and describes some new features for the fall.The Profweb team reminds readers of its availability for activities in colleges.

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A Multidisciplinary Course to Initiate Students to the Scientific Approach in Natural Sciences

Published September 3, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Dupont Teacher, Cégep de Sainte-Foy

How to prepare Natural Sciences students to the complexity of the problems that they will have to solve throughout their lives, both as scientists and as citizens? In an obligatory multidisciplinary course for the student of the Environment, Life and Society profile, my colleagues and I bet on problem-based learning. We use current environmental issues to offer students authentic and contextualized learning situations.

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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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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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