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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.

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Living with Technology!

Published February 5, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Denis Thibault Editor, Profweb

In a typical Quebec classroom two students arrive for their first class, computer notebooks in hand. The prof lets them attend with the proviso that the computers stay closed. Is the NIMBY ('not in my back yard') phenomenon spreading to the realm of IT integration in the college classroom? How can technology learn to live comfortably with pedagogy?

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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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Educapps: Educational Apps at Your Fingertips!

Published March 8, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

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If you are one of those people that is still questioning the relevance of using technological devices within an educational context, or are preoccupied by how prevalent they have become, you would be hard-pressed not to admit that the technological disruption from these devices that has been predicted (virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robots, etc.) has indeed come to pass, as they are everywhere in our daily lives.

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The ePortfolio

Published September 1, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Sophie Ringuet Educational Advisor, Cégep à distance
Séverine Parent Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou

This featured report is specifically about the ePorfolio. In fact, with recent advances in technology, it is now possible to create ePorfolios that offer more benefits than the traditional paper-based version. While the ePorfolio is recognized as an educational tool in line with current approaches, the fact remains that its use requires careful planning—planning that must take various points into consideration.

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Dare. Innovation at the college level

Published April 6, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Benoit Bolduc AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

The 2014 AQPC conference program has just been released. There are a total of 128 workshops, including 5 major conferences, 2 round tables and 8 Rendez-vous all exploring the theme DARE. Innovation at the College Level. The symposium will be held on June 3, 4 and 5, 2014 at Collège Montmorency (the host college) and its neighbor, the Campus of the Université de Montréal in Laval. No fewer than 35 workshops dealing directly with the use of ICT in colleges will be presented.

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PAREA and IT: giving you the means...*

Published September 28, 2009  |  Multidisciplinary

Lynn Lapostolle Director General, ARC

Does IT work? How does IT work? PAREA research grants are currently funding several teams in cégeps studying issues linked to these questions. Do you want to become involved at increasing this stock of knowledge?

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Insights and strategies to design formative assessment that “counts”

Published September 19, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb
Angela Mastracci Education consultant and pedagogical instructor

Angela Mastracci is as passionate about formative assessment as she is expert at it. Angela first started pondering its importance when she was a fashion design teacher at Cégep Marie-Victorin. In 2008, she became an education consultant at the same college. Even though she retired from this position in 2017, Angela is still very much active professionally, teaching PERFORMA courses and leading AQPC workshops on the topic. I had a chat with Angela about successfully embedding formative assessment in a course.

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Making: Tooling Up to Teach and Collaborate

Published January 26, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

In the past, the Vitrine Technologie-Éducation has taken an interest in the potential of the Maker movement (Fab Labs) in the CEGEPs. Two projects, one at Collège Bois-de-Boulogne and the other at Champlain Saint-Lambert, were initiated to begin experimenting. Today, two more areas of ‘making’ are garnering more and more interest, namely robotics and programming (the latter brings the former to life). I would argue that both fields can be considered pretexts for developing our reflexes to collaborate and share expertise more with each other.

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Sharing Content Efficiently with Mind Maps

Published October 15, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Simon Côté-Massicotte Editor, Profweb

If you teach in the Québec college system, chances are that you work with Omnivox. While MIO and LÉA are excellent for communicating with students quickly and easily, they are sub-optimal when it comes to sharing large quantities material. Luckily for teachers, there are ways to work around Omnivox’ cumbersome system, for instance, with the use of mind maps. Mindmeister, a web-based mind mapping application, provides a user-friendly interface to create efficient and aesthetically pleasing mind maps to share an infinite quantity of pedagogical resources from one link.

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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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