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A Fourth Moodle Day Full of Activity

Published May 19, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

The fourth edition of Moodle Day, which can now be considered a kind of annual tradition was made possible by a grant from the Entente Canada-Québec (and the dynamic nature of the Moodle community). The event, which was held at Dawson College on Friday, May 15th, gathered about forty Moodle users (Teachers, Education Advisors and Developers).

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Getting Ready for the Return: Some Articles to Review

Published August 19, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

Whether you are still on vacation or back to work, you probably weren’t saved from the numerous advertisements announcing the imminent return to the classroom which began cropping up in mid-July. I think that it is better to get back in the beat slowly, which is why I thought you might want to take a look at some of our publications from June 2016 that featured our favourite articles and end of year events. Sometimes forgotten due to the frenetic pace of vacation (I won’t hold it against you!), these articles surely deserve a second chance.

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Using Networks to Teach and Learn

Published June 6, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

This last column of the year by the Profweb team takes a look at our activities this semester. Link from here to a host of references for summer reading as well as mementos from exciting IT events!

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ICT Profile

Crowd Sourcing Review Questions with PeerWise

Published September 19, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

The thought of using student-generated content in your teaching may at first seem absurd. However, nowadays the social norm in terms of learning is changing with Web 2.0 websites and applications that are constructed of user-generated rather than expert-generated content. The huge repositories of videos (You Tube), images (Instagram), social profiles (Facebook) all of which have been contributed by other users are now being used for learning. Students are becoming more and more familiar with the value of user-generated content.

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A New Knowledge Sharing Network for Moodlers

Published November 17, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Orzu Kamolova Moodle Consultant, DECclic

Moodlers in the anglophone community now have a place to exchange views thanks to the DECclic Corporation.

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A New Beginning

Published August 29, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

Profweb welcomes new teachers by presenting some features of the site and describes some new features for the fall.The Profweb team reminds readers of its availability for activities in colleges.

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Motivating Across Disciplines By Making with Microcontrollers: Event Summary

Published August 21, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Within the Do-It-Yourself and Maker movements people are encouraged to tinker with building objects and playing with microcontrollers in order to interact with their creations. The movement seeks to integrate people from across disciplines, getting them interested in how things work and using this knowledge to problem-solve in innovative ways. Prior to the Summer 2017 break, LEARN Quebec held an event designed to initiate educators from different levels of academia into the world of microcontrollers as a pretext to harnessing the technology for pedagogical ends. What follows is a summary of the event, followed by information about the next event which will take place in September 2017.

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The World of Images Intercollegiate Photo Contest: An Opportunity to Integrate ICT Profile Abilities into an Educational Activity

Published February 16, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Véronica Gill Communication Advisor, CCDMD
Denis Chabot Project Manager, CCDMD
Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Each year, the Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (CCDMD) organizes the World of Images Intercollegiate Photo Contest. This contest is open to all college students, who can submit photos with the theme of their choosing. The contest aims to encourage the training of tomorrow’s photographers and documentarians by facilitating the production and distribution of high-quality artistic photographs or documentaries. Since the first edition in 2011–2012, nearly 10,000 photographs have been submitted to the contest by 1,114 students from more than 65 establishments in the college network.

Digital Tools

Create Gamified Interactive Reviews with Wordwall

Published September 9, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Interactive quiz platforms like Kahoot and Wooclap are popular tools to liven up review sessions. They bring a game-like element to any review lesson, which motivates students and fosters retention. However, the novelty effect of such audience response systems tends to wear off rapidly. Wordwall represents a worthwhile complementary offering, as the platform contains a wide selection of mini-games that can be used to review theory, concepts and vocabulary items.

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Distance Education in the College Network: Current Issues and Practices

Published September 15, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

This document is the end result of a general call launched on the IT Reps list in February 2015. The survey probed practices in distance education in the college network. Based on the answers given, Profweb asked some of the respondents to discuss the issues of distance education, its pedagogical challenges, and strategies likely to facilitate its deployment in the college network. Eight respondents participated in developing this topic. Andréanne Turgeon gathered their comments in telephone interviews and videoconferences.

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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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