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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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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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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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When today becomes tomorrow!

Published January 22, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

This week, at our editorial meeting, we had a shining example of the value of the APOP U R on-Line Conference. The meeting was held using the Via Interface. Having gone to the conference with the Via Interface, we all agreed that the technology was perfect for our meetings, particularly when it is so inexpensive. I heard that a one hour session may cost as low as five dollars per participant. What a pleasure to see the expressions and body language of the other people on the Animaweb team!

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Exploring Alternatives to Interactive Whiteboards

Published June 2, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Milena Collot Teacher, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Milena Collot participated in a pilot project funded by her college Vieux-Montréal using iPads linked to computers controlling data-projectors as a possible replacement for an interactive whiteboard. Although the results weren't as expected, they suggested alternative technology for future experimentation.

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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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Display your avatar with Gravatar

Published June 1, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

An avatar is an image that represents you and that appears beside your name when you interact online, on a website, or on Twitter, to name only a few locations. Avatars enable identification of your messages on blogs and forums. Profweb suggests you use Gravatar to create your avatar.

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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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College Team Research, With or Without IT

Published March 17, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Lynn Lapostolle Director General, ARC

This coming May 5 and 6, at the 76th Acfas Convention in Quebec City, the Association pour la recherche au collégial (ARC) will be holding a colloquium titled La recherche collégiale: état des savoirs et illustration des pratiques (“College Research in Teams: The Current State of Knowledge and Practices”). You are cordially invited.

Real Life Stories

The TEKPHY Project: Integrating Technology into Kinesiology and Physical Rehabilitation

Published September 22, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Patrick Marion Kinesiologist, TEKPHY
Ariane C. Rousseau Coordinator of TEKPHY Project, TEKPHY

In recent years, smart technologies have entered the health sciences. Whether the Nintendo Wii console in physical rehabilitation, a mobile application or postural analysis, technological innovations abound. Future health professionals will increasingly come to know, evaluate and employ smart technology. However, merely knowing that this technology is available is not enough; it is still necessary to choose applications well and use them properly.

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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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