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Conducting PAREA-funded Information Technology Research

Published October 9, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Lynn Lapostolle Director General, ARC

ARC (Association pour la recherche au collégiale) describes a few IT projects that have received research grants from PAREA (Programme d’aide à la recherche sur l’enseignement et l’apprentissage) and encourages readers to participate in its workshops to help participants prepare submissions for these grants.

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New Features, Improved Search and More on Profweb

Published April 20, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Guillaume Vachon Web integrator, Profweb

Beginning in the autumn of 2014, we gathered your comments and we called on our readers to participate in “user trials.” The valuable information that was gathered was used as input for the many improvements that have been made to the website. Here are some of the changes:

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Unlocking Research Everywhere

Published September 1, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Haché Library Coordinator, Champlain College - Campus Saint-Lambert

The library at Champlain Saint-Lambert has an amazing support from our campus director, Don Shewan. Knowing there were grants available, he came to me a couple of years ago looking for a project idea from the library. I came up with the idea to develop more information literacy tools and videos. Given the impact that we had with our students’ academic successes from that project, I can now expect a phone call asking, “Do you have a project?” whenever funds are available. I therefore need to keep scanning the blogosphere and twittersphere for trends in academic librarianship. This keeps ideas with respect to different technology related projects that could help not only our students but also other colleges and libraries within the province simmering on the back burner.

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What is ‘Unlocking Research’?

Published September 7, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Unlocking Research is a guide developed by the library staff at the Saint-Lambert Campus of Champlain College to help college level students navigate their way through the research process from the initial definition and development of a research topic to the final citation of sources in the bibliography. Unlike many similar tools, Unlocking Research targets the college level student, avoiding topics such as how to write theses, which are too advanced, and focuses on topics where college students often have difficulties. For example, there is information on how to recognize the elements of a bibliography because college students trying to do a bibliography may not recognize the difference between the article author and the editor of a book or the title of a book and the title of the chapter. Unlocking Research and associated Glossary were created with the help of a grant from the Entente Canada Québec.

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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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ICT as a Research Topic Within the PERFORMA Master Teacher Program

Published September 2, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Christine Gaucher Educational Advisor, PERFORMA

Christine Gaucher, coordinator of the Maîtrise en enseignement au collégial for PERFORMA, presents research topics linked to ICT. She discusses academic perspectives, user skills and their influence on students. Subjects of interest include the gender link for ICT use, teacher skills and student interest in ICT at the college level.

Real Life Stories

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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Hidden treasures: Free and Inexpensive Information and Communication Technologies for College Students

Published June 7, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Catherine Fichten Teacher, Dawson College
Alice Havel Research Associate, Dawson College
Mary Jorgensen Research Associate, Adaptech
Christine Vo Research Assistant, Adaptech
Evelyne Marcil, M.A Teacher, Adaptech
Jillian Budd, M.A. Project Manager, Adaptech

Our most recent project at the Adaptech Research Network has been to update our Free and Inexpensive Technology Database (FANDI), with a focus on the latest mobile, Windows and Macintosh products. These technologies not only meet the needs of students in many Cegep career and technical programs, but they also address one of Quebec’s greatest challenges: maintaining a qualified workforce in the areas of industry and technology. Furthermore, FANDI supports students in other college programs, students with various visible and non-visible disabilities and those who have weaker language skills. Read below to find out how the database was developed and to learn about some of our favorite technologies.

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Encouraging more research in the college network: Some bursaries and funding programs to watch

Published January 11, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

On January 9th, 2015, Profweb attended the Belles Rencontres de l’ARC (Association pour la recherché au collegial). Throughout the day, many resource-people presented funding opportunites geared towards educational establishments, researchers and college students. In order to support research in the college milieu, Profweb made a commitment to share these potential sources of funding with the Teachers, Education Advisors and other stakeholders from the college network that make up its target audience.

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Serious Games in College Education and Research – What’s Out There?

Published September 29, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Chantal Desrosiers Techno-pedagogical Advisor, MEES

In the fall of 2016, I attended the CIRTA Colloquium (Communauté pour l’innovation et la recherche sur les technologies dans l’enseignement/apprentissage) at Université Laval. One of the streams was devoted to digital game-based learning, in collaboration with the Serious Games Society. Here, I propose to address this topic in terms of possible benefits for the learner, while retracing a set of games available to colleagues across the college network

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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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