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5 Tips to Help Your Students Cope Better With ICTs

Published February 9, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Murielle Cayouette Teacher, Collège O'Sullivan de Québec

Written from the standpoint of a teacher, the "5 Tips" series is intended to be a helpful resource for teachers who are integrating technology into their everyday practice. In college teaching, heterogeneous classes where students and diverse personalities converge are the norm. This reality is also evident when observing the different ways that they react to technology. In this article, I identify 5 situations in which students might have more difficulty when faced with technology. I also suggest a few options on how to provide them with assistance.

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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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Transition to Electronic Marking with iAnnotate

Published February 13, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

Are you feeling ready to make the move to correcting assignments electronically? Are you overwhelmed by the number of tools that exist? This article will explain one teacher’s experience with an application she has been using for several years. Anna Dera, a Biology Teacher at CEGEP Champlain St. Lawrence wanted a tool that made the transition to marking electronically simple; something that allowed her to continue writing notes, “by hand”. She began marking electronically on a laptop with a touch screen and a special stylus pen. Soon after, she started using an iPad, and in her search for an application that would allow her to continue this new electronic marking technique, she discovered iAnnotate, which has remained her marking tool of choice for over 6 years.

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The CDC Transforms its English Language Resources with the EdITLib Digital Library

Published November 10, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Isabelle Laplante Professional librarian, Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC)
Andrée Dagenais Professional librarian, Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC)

The EdITLib Digital Library is the premiere online resource for aggregated, peer-reviewed research on the latest developments and applications in Educational Technologies and E-Learning. The CDC undertook a trial subscription and after evaluation from their team and the network, decided to add this database to their E-resources. Members of the Quebec college network can now write to info@cdc.qc.ca to receive a password to profit from this and the CDC’s many other resources.

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Office 365 Goes to Quebec’s Colleges

Published September 14, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Marc-André Laflamme Editor, Profweb

The Office 365 Platform was launched by Microsoft in 2011. Collège Ahuntsic mentions using it in their 2012-2013 Annual Report and has positioned itself as a pioneer for this package within Quebec. Some colleges are proposing the purchase of the Office 365 platform, whereas others are considering mandatory purchase by students, while some have opted for Google Apps. This year, the Cégep Limoilou is innovating in the Quebec City region by deploying Office 365 Platform free for all its students.

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Meeting Students Where They’re At!

Published August 24, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

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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Facilitate Team Meetings and Presentations in the Cloud With Mastermind Manager

Published May 29, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In today’s online ecosystem, free cloud-based video chat platforms abound (e.g., Skype, Zoom, Join.me, and Mumble). While none of these have been specifically designed with education settings in mind, some platforms offer useful features for teachers. If you supervise students in a distance learning context or use a project-based learning approach in your courses, you may wish to have a closer look at Mastermind Manager, which offers interesting functionalities for team work and structured discussions.

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Using Web Syndication to Stay Informed About Information Technology

Published December 1, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Yves Munn Learning Technology Advisor, VTÉ

RSS feeds and syndication are words that can put off the uninitiated. However, anyone who wants to monitor web content effectively will come to embrace them! In this column, Yves Munn, learning technology advisor for Vitrine technologie-éducation, explains how to use syndication and presents tools for aggregating flows.

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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:

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Ethical Clicking: Research and the Internet

Published April 28, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Emmanuelle Marceau Project Manager, ARC

Respecting confidentiality while maximizing benefits are two essential principles to respect in research, especially if done on-line.

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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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