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Mysterious Moodle: Transforming Teaching and Learning

Published February 8, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Orzu Kamolova Moodle Consultant, DECclic

Let’s be honest. Moving to Moodle is not always an easy proposition. Sometimes I overhear teachers saying that it is not intuitive, that it is a big learning curve. I agree with them. At first sight, this course management system may seem a little daunting. However, the more you work with it, the more you understand that there is a certain logic to the platform that allows you to carefully develop your course.

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Discover the Pedagogical Potential of Raspberry Pi: It Will Leave You Wanting More!

Published December 20, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Alexandre Dal-Pan Editor, Profweb
Samuel Turcotte Intern in Masters Educational Technology, Profweb

The Réseau des répondantes et répondants TIC held a meeting from October 12 to 14, 2016 at O’Sullivan College in Quebec City. On the agenda, there were several training and networking activities for the IT Reps and their partners in the college network. We had the opportunity to attend the presentation given by Christophe Reverd, techno-pedagogical counsellor for the Vitrine technologie-éducation (VTÉ). We offer you a summary of the activity “Raspberry Pi in class: What is it? Who is it for? What will it allow the user to do?”. We can say it straightaway, Christophe knew how to capture the attention of the participants.

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How to Integrate Creativity into an Instructional Design Strategy?

Published November 30, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Creativity is an essential 21st century skill. Instructional designers and educators at all levels of education are increasingly questioning themselves on how to incorporate creativity into learning activities.

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ClassCraft and My Quest for Student Engagement

Published November 10, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Lisa Deguire Teacher, Cégep de Jonquière

I like to stay abreast of new technologies, and gamification is an aspect I have wanted to integrate into my English Second Language classes for some time now. I am not a gamer but I have lived with gamers so I am very familiar with the allure of the very popular Massive Multi Online Role Play Games. (MMROPG’s). Like many teachers I dream of seeing my students as attracted to, interested in, and excited about their ESL class content as I am. Unfortunately, most games I came across and could integrate into my planning fell short of my needs or were difficult to adapt to the ESL classroom. Then I discovered Classcraft!

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Creating a Community of Practice: Starting Small but Dreaming Big

Published April 26, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Rachel Faust and Maggie Livingstone teach physics at Marianopolis College. Their shared passion for teaching motivated them to learn how to do it better by getting together with other teachers to share best practices. This is the story of their grassroots collaboration to create a community of practice.

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Instagram: A Social Media Tool for The College Classroom

Published October 25, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

A picture is worth a thousand words as the old saying goes, but with more than 400 million users, half of which are under 30, the photo sharing platform Instagram can be worth a lot more than a thousand words if you are a teacher. Instagram is the mobile app that allows users to share the pictures or videos they have taken. In class, Instagram offers a visual alternative to students who are often overloaded with texts. In an anatomy class for example, isn’t it easier for student students to learn about the structure of a bone from a picture rather than a long description?

Digital Tools

Classmarker: Online Testing Software

Published March 15, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

Classmarker is an online testing software that offers a free version that is very complete providing teachers with interesting possibilities for formative and summative evaluations.

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A digital toolkit for the new college teacher

Published September 25, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Profweb has prepared a small toolkit to introduce some of the many resources available to teachers who want to integrate digital technologies into their courses. For new teachers who are a little overwhelmed by all of the information to assimilate early on in their career, we hope this can serve as both a source of inspiration and a valuable memory aid. We have prepared our toolkit with the free version of Genially, a tool that has a clear educational potential!

Real Life Stories

Joining a Team

Published November 17, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Avery Rueb Teacher, Vanier College

In my first story on Profweb, I talked about a serious game that I was working on called Prêt à négocier. Since that first article, I joined Affordance Studio, a serious game studio in Montreal, as a co-founder. If you haven’t heard of the term “serious game” before, they are games that have a goal other than pure entertainment. They are used in education, military, government and health care. They are starting to pop up all over the place. Here is a list of some of the more well-known serious games: Dragon Box, 3D Virtual Operating Room, and Government in Action.

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Presenting Nathalie Bastien: The IT Representatives Network’s New Coordinator

Published October 29, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The Quebec college network received a highly anticipated bit of news at the start of the Fall 2019 semester. After months of speculation on potential candidates, the network finally learned who would replace Nicole Perreault as the community leader of the IT Representatives Network (IT-REP/REPTIC) following her retirement last summer.

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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 Educational Advisor, Cégep du Vieux Montréal
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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