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A Library Serving Digital Natives

Published April 1, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Janette Wygergangs Professional librarian, Cégep John Abbott College

John Abbott College library's streaming video not only enriches the choice of materials offered to users but changes the nature of how the library serves its community.

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ICT Profile

CyberSelf.ca: A Website to Provide Students with Tools to Sensitize and Make Them Responsible for Their Use of Social Media

Published March 23, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

Qu’est-ce que la cyberréputation? Comment reconnaître une situation de cyberintimidation? Comment prévenir les mauvaises rencontres hors ligne? Quoi faire en cas d’usurpation d’identité? C’est à ce type de questions auquel répond MonImageWeb.com, un site web conçu et mis en ligne par une équipe du Réseau REPTIC. Le site est un outil de référence pour les étudiants, mais aussi pour les enseignants et intervenants du collégial qui veulent sensibiliser ces derniers aux risques liés au recours aux réseaux sociaux.

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Teaching Machines

Published February 8, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Alexandre Enkerli Educational Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Teachers who love grading, if they exist, must be a rare breed indeed. Many of us thoroughly enjoy providing thoughtful feedback on learners’ work. Can technology help teachers assess student writing? Join VTE on February 19 at 10–11:30 a.m. for an online lab session on grading tools.

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.

Digital Tools

Wooclap: A Versatile Tool to Poll Students

Published May 10, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In the ever-growing landscape of so-called audience response systems – tools and platforms allowing you to efficiently poll students in a variety of situations – Wooclap stands out because of its versatility and the fact that it was designed specifically for higher education contexts. The free version can be used with groups of up to 30 students; additional access and features are available for a monthly fee.

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Educational Horizons: The Course on Diversity! — 39th annual AQPC Symposium

Published April 8, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Mélissa Fontaine AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

The program of the 39th annual symposium of the Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale (AQPC) is online [in French]! An English-language synoptic table is also available. Register now so you don’t miss the event, which will take place in Rimouski from June 5 to 7, 2019.

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Spice Up Your PowerPoints With 2 New Apps

Published May 7, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

PowerPoint is one of those ubiquitous software programs few tend to laud. We’ve all sat through at least one tedious presentation commonly referred to as “death by PowerPoint.” Yet because of its relative user-friendliness, many teachers still rely on it as part of a lecture or to share content with students. Rather than introducing alternatives to the slideshow format, this article presents 2 applications that work hand-in-hand with PowerPoint to make it a more effective, dynamic and inclusive experience: SlideLizard and Hypersay (which also works with Google Slides).

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From the French Side: Zotero to Idiko by way of Tiki-Toki!

Published October 26, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb
Martin Parrot Editor, Profweb

Among the articles and real-life stories appearing in our French service over the last month are a number of great reads not available in our English edition. There has been a new addition to our French Digital Tools section about Zotero, as well as a real-life story on using this software, both pieces by Dany Thibault, a Social Science teacher at Collège Montmorency. Caroline Villeneuve, Profweb’s coordinator, posts an article summarizing important points at the recent IT Representatives’ Network semi-annual meeting in Quebec City. As well, French editor Marc-André Laflamme writes an article about a graphic design resource video series called Idiko.

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AddICTive Tools for Evaluation: Audio and Video Feedback

Published January 23, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Huguette Dupont Educational Advisor, Cégep de Granby

Do red pens give you a headache? Does correcting formative tests for acquired knowledge make you dizzy? Are you looking for ways to save time…or trees? Are you looking for change? In this third part of our series of articles that accompany our In-depth Report on Evaluation and Digital Feedback, we present digital tools for providing audio and video feedback.

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Another exciting year awaits us at Profweb!

Published August 29, 2006  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

It’s back to school time and our team is ready to get into action and many exciting events await us throughout this coming year.  

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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