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Fostering Student Retention in Distance Learning — The Results of an Appeal to All the Members of the IT REP Network

Published November 5, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Jean Perron Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière

How to foster student retention in distance learning? I asked the question to the members of the Network of ICT Respondents (IT REP Network), a community of practice that brings together the pedagogical advisors responsible for the integration of ICT in the colleges of the province of Quebec. I am sharing with you the answers that I was given.

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The 2017 AQPC Symposium, at the Dawn of Celebrating 50 Years of the College Network

Published May 2, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Benoit Bolduc AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC
Mélissa Fontaine AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

After 49 years have gone by, the College Network is about to begin its 50th year. The AQPC Symposium will be the first grand event of this anniversary, and once again it will bear witness to the vitality and the riches of the pedagogical culture in the Quebec College Network. In total, 128 presentations spread over 3 days and close to 1500 participants expected. You should be part of these numbers!

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Encouraging more research in the college network: Some bursaries and funding programs to watch

Published January 11, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

On January 9th, 2015, Profweb attended the Belles Rencontres de l’ARC (Association pour la recherché au collegial). Throughout the day, many resource-people presented funding opportunites geared towards educational establishments, researchers and college students. In order to support research in the college milieu, Profweb made a commitment to share these potential sources of funding with the Teachers, Education Advisors and other stakeholders from the college network that make up its target audience.

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Welcome to a New World of Virtual Communication and Teamwork

Published November 27, 2006  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP

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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Doing PD Differently: A Conversation with Avi Spector from the RÉCIT Network

Published September 13, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The fall is upon us and many IT-REPs and REPTICs in the college network are back in the swing of things, supporting individual teachers who are trying new approaches and technologies in their classrooms. Many have also begun preparing for upcoming ped days - thinking about how to provide professional development (PD) opportunities for faculty that will have a positive impact on their respective college. I recently had the opportunity to meet with Avi Spector from Quebec’s RÉCIT network and asked him about his approach to working with teachers. The approach he is currently using can be an inspiration for us all.

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‘Generations’ - Facing the New Reality of College Teachin

Published March 31, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Michelle Gastonguay President of the Organizing Committee of the Pedagogical Workshops, ACPQ

This year, the Pedagogical Workshops of the Association des collèges privés du Québec are taking place May 26 and 27 at Château Mont-Sainte-Anne of Québec. The theme is called 'Generations' and the goal of the meeting is to focus on the evolution of the teaching profession as a way to integrate new technology into the pedagogy of participants.

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Quebec’s Suffix on the Internet and the Cégeps

Published September 9, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

According to a Radio Canada press release, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) authorized the creation of a .quebec suffix in On September 2, 2014, preregistration began for businesses and organizations to reserve their own names o domain. On November 13, registration is public and open to all. According to The Globe and Mail, Quebec is currently the only geographical location within Canada to enjoy this distinct status.

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Social Media: A Special Partnership and New Developments!

Published February 9, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

During the fall semester of 2015, the Profweb team collaborated with Brigitte Landry, a teacher in the Business Administration program at Cégep Limoilou. Brigitte was looking for an authentic case study for her students in the new E-business course that would allow them to work with a real client.

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Pinterest in the College Network and your Classroom!

Published March 15, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Isabelle Laplante Professional librarian, Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC)
Andrée Dagenais Professional librarian, Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC)

Isabelle Laplante and Andrée Dagenais, librarians at the CDC (Centre de documentation collégiale) present Pinterest, which is a social media that focuses on visual content. In the college system, several institutions and organizations including the CDC have begun to use Pinterest. This resource has great potential for teachers to use in their courses.

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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

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.

Multidisciplinary

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