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Making the Paper Disappear!

Published December 1, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Doreen Kelly began working with two computer science students, Mathieu Refghi and Joseph Pereira, to help them demonstrate their ability to solve a problem for their final project and wound up helping to create an amazing triumph of programming which could help the people learning and teaching languages in our cégeps.

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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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Bridging Differences - The ACPQ Pedagogical Workshops

Published April 10, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Benoit Bolduc AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

The ACPQ invites all interested parties to participate in its 2014 Pedagogical Workshops to be held on May 26 and 27 at Manoir des Sablesin Magog with the theme Unir les différences or ‘Bridging Differences’. Thirty-four communications, mainly in French, will allow participants to explore the various means by which one can better adapt our institutions to the needs of our diverse student population.

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A Directory of Free Software or Shareware Classified Using the ICT Profile for College Students

Published May 6, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

Nicole Perreault, host of the IT Representatives' Network invites college network teachers to consult a directory of free software or shareware that can be used in an academic context. She encourages teachers to coontribute to the repertory and explains how to include other technopedagogical tools.

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ICT as a Research Topic Within the PERFORMA Master Teacher Program

Published September 2, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Christine Gaucher Educational Advisor, PERFORMA

Christine Gaucher, coordinator of the Maîtrise en enseignement au collégial for PERFORMA, presents research topics linked to ICT. She discusses academic perspectives, user skills and their influence on students. Subjects of interest include the gender link for ICT use, teacher skills and student interest in ICT at the college level.

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Supporting Active Learning and Innovation Across the College Network

Published April 27, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Early in March 2015, SALTISE announced its newest cohort of mini-grant recipients. Teachers from a variety of colleges and disciplines are blazing new trails using a variety of strategies and technologies to engage their learners.

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Fostering Interactivity in the Classroom in an Intuitive Manner with Wooclap

Published May 3, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

François Simard Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Jérôme

Out of personal interest, I'm always on the lookout for new technopedagogical tools. To make my research easier in this constantly evolving field, I subscribe to several news feeds. This is how I discovered, a while ago, the keyword “audience response system,” associated with a tool that had captured my interest. Using this keyword in the search engine of my browser, I discovered several applications offering variations on the functionality of Mentimeter, Slido and Pear Deck, tools that I had already tried. It's Wooclap, which is designed specifically for higher education and offers a French-language interface, that caught my attention.

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It's Easy to Make Video Screencaptures!

Published December 15, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Profweb presents an overview of the steps required to produce video capsules for the flipped classroom and elsewhere. Included in this material is an explanation of how to use the CamStudio to quickly and easily make screencaptures of material for your students.

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Harnessing the Power of IA to Help Students Become Better Readers with Quillionz

Published May 23, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Effective and critical reading is a key skill in any field. Even if you do not explicitly teach reading strategies and skills, chances are your students have to engage with written content in a multitude of ways (course notes, mandatory readings, research, etc.). In order to get the most out of the documents they are asked to read, students often need guidance to identify important information and to understand why it is useful. In an educational context where time is often a luxury for students and teachers alike, Quillionz, a platform using the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to generate comprehension questions from a text, can efficiently help you provide such guidance.

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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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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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