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Contributions on Free and Open Source Software

Published February 20, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

Free and open source software (FOSS) provides an interesting alternative to commercially-available products. With continued pressure for colleges to find new ways to respect their budget parameters and increased privacy concerns related to what information our software is collecting and communicating to the multinational corporations that create most of our software, it is important that the free and open source movement continue to thrive so that we have alternative means for us to use our technology.

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Free software, Freeware, Open, Proprietary, and Cloud-based: How to Make Sense of it All?

Published March 3, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

A great deal of confusion continues to exist around the terms open-source software, free software, and other software that is known as ‘proprietary.’ There are already a number of terms out there without adding the notion of cloud-based software to the mix. Let’s try and make things a little clearer.

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Going Back to the Source with Linux

Published February 20, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Even if the exact date of its birth isn’t quite clear, one thing is for sure: Linux, the much-lauded free and open source operating system turned 25 in 2016. La Vitrine technologie-éducation (VTÉ) jumped at the opportunity to go back to the source and provide an update on the installation process and the use of Linux in 2 personal use contexts.

Digital Tools

Shotcut: A Free, Open-Source and Multi-platform Video Editor

Published October 9, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Shotcut is a free, libre and open-source video editing suite that is available for Linux, Mac and Windows. It is a powerful tool for you and your students to edit educational videos and has a number of presets that allow you to export your videos to a variety of popular video formats for the web or for high-definition broadcast.

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Computer Literacy and IT Leaving Profiles

Published May 10, 2005  |  Multidisciplinary

Bernard Bérubé IT Educational Advisor, Cégep Gérald-Godin

How does one determine a minimum IT competency to be reached by college students in a particular programme of study? This report gives a glimpse into the process of producing an exit standard for computer competence in the Humanities Programme and the Business Administration Accounting and Management Technologies Programme.

Digital Tools

BigBlueButton: An Open Source Web Conferencing System

Published April 16, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing tool, developed for distance education. BigBlueButton also exists as a plugin that can be integrated with Moodle, which makes it a particularly interesting tool for those who use this platform.

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ICTs: Tools for Universal Design for Instruction

Published May 19, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Fichten Teacher, Dawson College
Maria Barile Researcher, Dawson College
Zohra Mimouni Teacher, Collège Montmorency
Mai Nhu Nguyen Research Associate, Adaptech

In this report, the Adaptech Research Network, Dawson College, Collège Montmorency, and Cégep André-Laurendeau present the nine principles of the concept of universal design for instruction. According to the responses obtained in the study on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by students with learning disabilities (LDs) in Quebec colleges, the authors propose recommendations connected to this concept.

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The Dragon in the Classroom: Opening Our Doors to an Increased Use of Technology

Published May 2, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Catherine Fichten Teacher, Dawson College
Alexandre Chauvin Research Officer, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Alice Havel Research Associate, Dawson College
Maria Barile Researcher, Dawson College
Mai Nhu Nguyen Research Associate, Adaptech

Students with learning disabilities can have difficulties in a variety of domains. While ICTs do not provide the answer to all of the concerns of students with LDs, they do make a huge difference in making students' lives easier and their academic work more efficient and successful.

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Media Literacy: Challenges and Issues for 21st Century Schools

Published November 24, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

On October 23, 2015, I attended a Web-based colloquium entitled Éduquer aux médias: une priorité collective (Media Literacy: A Collective Priority). Presented by the TELUQ and the Conseil de presse du Québec, it had been 10 years since the last event on media literacy took place in Montreal. This initiative was praised by speakers and attendees alike, who enthusiastically lobbied for another edition to follow this year’s event.

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How ICTs Are Changing the College Library and Expanding Our Classrooms

Published May 10, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

The school library was something that I had not given too much thought to prior to reading an inspiring article entitled How This School Library Increased Students Use by 1,000 Percent. It’s about a high school in the United States that transformed their library into an open concept collaboration centre. The teacher in me saw this concept as both exciting and inspirational. How great would it be to have a room full of ICT equipment and tools that my students could use in a collaborative way? A library that was busy and noisy, with groups of students working, talking, creating and learning together. Where there was an “ICT librarian” to help them when they had questions or problems with a tool.

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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 Educational Advisor, Cégep du Vieux Montréal
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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