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Learn Science with Educational Robotics

Published June 1, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

With electronic devices making their way into our daily lives (remote controls, office equipment, appliances, toys, smart phones, cars, etc.), even robots have started to leave the shop floors of automotive manufacturers where they have been confined and relegated to repetitive tasks for a number of years now.

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Getting to Know You: Creating Your On-line Biography with Profweb

Published January 18, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

As a teacher, it is difficult to build rapport with every last one of your students. That said, what if you could tell your whole class about yourself in a structured way to get the ball rolling? Enter Profweb. Did you know that Profweb offers free hosting for your educational web sites? It has certainly been an invaluable part of my toolbox since I began working in the college network in 2006. With a few simple tools, you can create a presence on the web, and take a proactive step to building your on-line reputation. Not to mention it's fun! Let's take a look at what you need:

Real Life Stories

Using Smartpens to Promote Deeper Learning

Published September 26, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Johnathan Mina Teacher, Collège LaSalle
Pascale Warmoes Teacher, Collège LaSalle

In search of pedagogical approaches that would create rich opportunities for peer learning, increase student motivation and encourage students to take an active role in the classroom,we found inspiration and innovation with the help of the Smartpen. Thanks to a SALTISE rant, awarded to us in February 2016,  we were able to begin experimenting with the Smartpen and we have observed positive preliminary results.

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“Avec un grand R”: Is active learning possible outside the classroom?

Published October 4, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

On November 21st, 2017, the ARC (Association pour la recherche au collégial), the AQPC (Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale) and the CDC (Centre de documentation collégiale) offered the 17th edition of the “Avec un grand R” series.

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Tour d’Horizon: Quebec Colleges and the 2017 Horizon Report on Ed Tech

Published March 6, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The New Media Consortium’s annual Higher Education Edition of the Horizon Report is out! Each year the report provides us with an opportunity as educators to stop, take stock and reflect on our use of technology in the classroom. An international panel of 78 experts contributed to the advancement of the discussion that fed into this year’s report, whose findings will likely resonate with many stakeholders from Quebec’s college network.

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Tripetto: Conversational Forms and Surveys “Of Which Students Are the Heroes”

Published November 14, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In 2019, Profweb reported on several projects involving learning activities “of which students are the heroes,” for example, in nursing and in physics [in French]. Did you know this principle can also be implemented on a smaller scale, by creating conversational surveys that adapt based on your students’ answers? This makes them a great tool for personalized revision activities and for formative assessment.

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REBICQ Workshop Report: Sharing Practices for Library Research Training

Published February 15, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Lorrie Jean-Louis Presenter, Regroupement des bibliothèques collégiales (REBICQ)

On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, Profweb attended a videoconference entitled Library Research Training Practices (Les pratiques en matière de formation documentaire) which was organized by the Regroupement des bibliothèques collégiales du Québec (REBICQ) and the IT Representatives Network (Réseau des répondantes et répondants TIC – REPTIC).

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Brenda Lamb: Getting People Together and Taking Risks

Published January 18, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

For close to 10 years, I have had the good fortune to work with a number of talented individuals in the college network in Quebec. A handful of them have become something more to me than just people I see in the course of my work. Among these I include Brenda Lamb, the ICT Education Advisor at John Abbott College who has had an enduring impact on both my professional perceptions and my approach to services for the English community in Quebec.

Real Life Stories

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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Action Research in Action

Published February 19, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Tom Welham Teacher, Collège Mérici

Before beginning, let us start at the end. By mid-December 2017, more than 140 students attending 3 colleges had completed 45 action research projects, and in doing so had made a positive contribution to their communities, all the while sharing their experiences with each other, from planning to implementation, using an online platform. All the projects were made possible through the funding provided by ECQ (Entente-Canada Québec).

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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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