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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.

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Using Visual Storytelling to Explore Distressing Topics in the College Classroom

Published October 22, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Daniel Goldsmith Teacher, Dawson College

How do you speak about trauma without it becoming too personal? How do you provide support to a student whose painful memories and emotions might be triggered by such a discussion? An ECQ grant (Entente Canada-Quebec) in 2018-2019 allowed Mark McGuire at John Abbott College and I to develop a website presenting pedagogical materials using visual storytelling as a means of dealing with disturbing topics.

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Using Web Syndication to Stay Informed About Information Technology

Published December 1, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Yves Munn Learning Technology Advisor, VTÉ

RSS feeds and syndication are words that can put off the uninitiated. However, anyone who wants to monitor web content effectively will come to embrace them! In this column, Yves Munn, learning technology advisor for Vitrine technologie-éducation, explains how to use syndication and presents tools for aggregating flows.

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Using Wikipedia to Create an e-Textbook

Published January 27, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Yves Munn Learning Technology Advisor, VTÉ

It is now possible for teachers to publish an ebook for their students. In this column, Yves Munn, Techno-Pedagogical Counsellor at La Vitrine, explains how to create an ebook using Wikipedia, which is a really interesting resource for this, and other tools. These ebooks can be used to explore a topic or to suggest available sources for research.

Digital Tools

Using WordPress for your Websites and Blogs

Published December 7, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Guillaume Vachon Web integrator, Profweb

This article will help you learn to use WordPress, be it to create a blog or a website. Several examples of using the tool in an academic context will be mentioned as sources of inspiration. WordPress flexibility can be problematic particularly for new users. A complete description of the interface as well as video capsules will give you the basics to create a web site.

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Using readability analysis to make students stronger writers

Published September 25, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Communication is one of 5 common competencies developed throughout CEGEP education. College students turn in written work in most, if not all, of their courses. Thus, to hone their writing skills, they need sustained support across classes. Training students on the concept of readability may help them become more mindful and effective readers and writers.

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VTE Partners with Mozilla Promoting Digital Badges in Education

Published March 30, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

VTE (La Vitrine technologie-éducation) and Mozilla have joined forces to promote the use of badges in education in Quebec. These badges are online attestations of acquired skills. The VTE's Christophe Reverd provides detailed information about the badges, as well as information about other related initiatives currently used in the Quebec college network.

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Valuing Our Community of Practice: Ongoing Program Evaluation

Published September 23, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Lee Ann Johnston, Heritage College

Since all cégeps are required to evaluate their programs of study, Lee Anne Johnston realized that her counterparts in the network were probably experiencing the same type of isolation that she was. At her presentation at the 2011 AQPC symposium, it was suggested that an inter-cégep collaborative working group be set up. She submitted a proposal to APOP for support through their APOP_Tandem project for three online meetings using the VIA platform. Collaboration ensued.

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Vanier College's Versatile Classrooms

Published January 26, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Vanier College has been developing a new kind of active learning classroom in response to the challenge of building more active learning classrooms on less while targeting the features that teachers really need.

Digital Tools
ICT Profile

Video Capsules on the ICT Profile for College Students

Published October 20, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Cégep à distance
Réseau des répondantes et répondants TIC

The video clips of the ICT Profile for College Students are, as their name suggests, for students, but also for teachers. These are tutorials that promote mastery of the skills targeted in the profile.

The ICT Profile for College Students consists of skills on information research, processing and presentation, as well as transversal skills that invite students to network and to effectively and responsibly use ICT. You can download the ICT Profile for College Students in English and in French.

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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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