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Active Presenter: A Complete Solution for the Production of Video Tutorials

Published September 7, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Demers Teacher, Cégep Garneau

I have been producing video tutorials for several years, for all the courses I teach. Over time, I have used different software (JingPro, Camtasia, Screencast-O-Matic, etc.). When I heard about Active Presenter, I watched some tutorials on the official YouTube channel. I found that this software is very complete, even in its free version, and allows me to vary my teaching styles. The channel also allowed me to learn quickly and independently and exploit many interesting features to record my videos.

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Profweb Podcast #1: Interactive Videos, myDALITE and Moodle to Support Alternative Teaching

Published April 27, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

A number of technologies have facilitated the transition to alternative methods of teaching. In recent years, these tools have become more user-friendly and accessible to teachers, who are using them to support a blended or fully on-line approach within their teaching practice.

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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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Web 3.0 and the Inclusion of Choice

Published September 27, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Cégep@distance is turning 20 next year. Ryan W. Moon writes about the importance of anticipating the needs of upcoming generations with regards to distance education within the context of the upcoming semantic web (aka Web 3.0). Mobile technology, open learning content and social networking sites could potentially spark a new era of dynamic and personalized learning that is available on-demand.

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Free as in Freedom: A Report on the Colloque Libre 2015 FOSS Symposium

Published April 20, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Education technologists, free software enthusiasts, higher education administrators and entrepreneurs descended upon the Collège Montmorency on April 2nd, 2015 for the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Symposium organized by the Association pour le développement technologique en education (ADTE). What follows is an attempt to capture the essence of what amounted to a three-day conference stuffed into a single action-packed day!

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New Quiz Feature in Google Forms

Published March 28, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Dominic Fournier Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

I have been an avid user of Google Forms for several years and I was pleasantly surprised to find a new feature added to the app. Google Forms has become one of the favorite tools I use for many of my courses. I not only use it for quizzes and surveys, but also for team project registration and topic selection, receiving internship information from students, and receiving online assignments, to name a few. Although I have tried other applications, I keep coming back to Google Forms for the ease with which other software and applications integrate into it and because it is free for my students, my college and myself.

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Profweb's Columns - At Your Service

Published August 25, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Séverine Parent Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou

Profweb's coordinator, Séverine Parent, is beginning the 2013-2014 academic year with a review of Profweb's columns marking the events of last year. She also touches upon what Profweb's readers can expect in the year to come.

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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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Turning Feedback into Feedforward with the REPAIR Method

Published February 9, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

As teachers, most of us abhor likening education to business. Nonetheless, certain management and business-related strategies can be relevant in an educational setting. One such concept is feedforward, an assessment technique advocated by communications consultant Joe Hirsch, which may prove particularly useful for teachers giving formative feedback as part of a competency-based assessment strategy. This article synthesizes Joe Hirsch’s book The Feedback Fix as well as his blog posts on the topic, and applies the main concepts to a pedagogical context.

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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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