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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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Second Language Adventure Tourism

Published October 5, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Gina Lavine Coordinator of the Modern Languages Department, Collège Laflèche

International Baccalaureate (IB) students are generally motivated or they would not have chosen to go into such an intensive program. I wanted to give these students an experience where they would be working on their own, at their own pace and speaking with authentic Anglophones, a rarity in Trois-Rivières in order to deal with the multiplicity of language skills in my IB class. I knew that the Entente Canada-Quebec could provide a grant which would enable an actual immersion trip. All manner of information technology including Facebook and chat as well as a willing partner in a French as Second Language course at Cégep de Gaspésie des Îles made for a great way to realize these goals.

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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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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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Mysterious Moodle: Transforming Teaching and Learning

Published February 8, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Orzu Kamolova Moodle Consultant, DECclic

Let’s be honest. Moving to Moodle is not always an easy proposition. Sometimes I overhear teachers saying that it is not intuitive, that it is a big learning curve. I agree with them. At first sight, this course management system may seem a little daunting. However, the more you work with it, the more you understand that there is a certain logic to the platform that allows you to carefully develop your course.

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Wearable Smarts

Published October 5, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Alexandre Enkerli Educational Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Wearable devices have been on people’s minds for a while. From Dick Tracy’s 2-way wrist radio to Geordi La Forge’s VISOR, gadgets have frequently found their way to fictional characters’ bodies. Recently, the world of consumer technology is abuzz with “smartglasses” made by Google along with “smartwatches” made by Samsung or Apple.

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Entente Canada-Québec (ECQ): Supporting Anglophone and Francophone College Education

Published April 22, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Bruno Geslain College Sector Coordinator, Entente Canada-Québec
Louise Paul College Sector Coordinator, Entente Canada-Québec

Although the ECQ’s aim is to promote minority and second language education, projects which often have the greatest impact are those in which both French and English colleges can benefit.

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Technopedagogical eBooks at the CDC

Published September 14, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Martin Parrot Editor, Profweb

Using Moodle and looking to deepen the potential of this digital learning platform? Want to explore what IT in education has to offer? Intrigued by active learning? The CDC (Centre de documentation collégiale) offers free access to several resources that can help you.

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Profweb Readers Choose Inspiring Publications

Published December 15, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

As the semester draws to a close and vacation approaches, we asked our readers to communicate their choices for the most inspiring stories appearing in Profweb during this autumn.

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Blended Learning to Teach Ethics to Future Engineers

Published October 13, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Govind Gopakumar Associate professor, Concordia University

At Concordia University, I have been teaching the ENGR 201 Professional Practice and Responsibility for some time, which is a mandatory rite of passage for any student who wishes to become an engineer. This means that there are a large number of students, which seems to be growing every year. Given this growth, we wanted to see if we could consolidate a couple of sections into one section to meet the demand. The course is offered in the fall, winter and summer semesters, and each section has about 200 students. Our first experiment was with 200 students in one section who were all enrolled in the blended course. We are now regularly offering the blended course with 400 students each semester.

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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.

Multidisciplinary

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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