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PIXLR: Editing Graphics In the Cloud

Published April 24, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Have you ever needed to make a quick change to a graphic on one of your presentation slides before class, but your basic paint program just didn’t cut it? If so, you can try out PIXLR, a cloud-based graphic editing tool that you can use for free inside of your browser. You don’t even need to create a new account, just head to the PIXLR website and get started.

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Do smartphones and tablets have a place in CEGEPs? An interview with Nicole Perreault, community leader for the ITREP Network

Published March 2, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Alain Lallier Webmaster, Portail du réseau collégial

On January 4, 2018, the Journal de Québec published an article entitled: “Tablettes peu utiles au cégep pour les « finissants du iPad » : ces étudiants observent un décalage lorsqu’ils arrivent au collégial” (“Tablets not so useful in CEGEP for “iPad graduates”; these students notice a gap when they arrive in college”). This is one of the conclusions of a study by the team of Patrick Giroux, a professor at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, on the use of a tablet by approximately 80 students, as part of their high school studies. Most of them are now in CEGEP.

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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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Taming Pedagogical Prerogatives and Personal Projects with Microsoft To-Do

Published April 3, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Do you find yourself bombarded with requests on a daily basis? Have you found a solution to keep track of it all and stay on top of these requests? While working within the Office 365 ecosystem I recently discovered Microsoft To-Do, a bare-bones, easy-to-learn and easy-to-use cloud-based task manager. The application syncs with your smartphone or tablet, so that you can immediately record requests from students, colleagues, family and friends.

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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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Cloud-based Blended Synchronous / Asynchronous Shared Documents

Published October 2, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

János Varga Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

János Varga explains how cloud-based blended synchronous/asynchronous shared documents promote collaboration and active learning among students.

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Collaborating Isn’t A Given Even With Digital Natives

Published April 14, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

In the era of cloud computing, sharing information between students or between students and their instructors is undergoing change. Based on experience gained from participants in the learning laboratory Collaborer avec les technologies (Collaborating Using Technology) jointly organized by VTE and CÉDIT, Christophe Reverd gives us points to ponder to get maximum benefits from this new technology.

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Classroom Management in the Digital Era (Part 1): Balancing Consistency and Tolerance

Published January 15, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Jean-Luc Trussart Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - L'Assomption

What should teachers do with smartphones, tablets and computers in their class? Is it more sensible to ban them, manage their use or integrate them into learning activities? For many teachers, the omnipresence of mobile devices raises questions about how to react when faced with potential distractions. Many teachers wonder whether they should intervene - and how. Regardless of your level of experience in teaching, it can be interesting to explore different strategies in order to ensure a certain consistency between your pedagogical practice and your classroom management style.

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Technological Tools in Service of Tutors at Cégep à distance — Supporting and Supervising Students for Success

Published October 3, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Whether it be for in-person training or for distance education, when students drop courses or fail, it’s not good for anyone. To reduce the frequency of their occurence, Cégep à distance is leading a pilot project that is wagering on the use of different technological tools. Prior to the summer break in 2018, I interviewed Anne-Marie Mazé, one of 3 professional tutors who works at Cégep à distance. Anne-Marie is a tutor for management and psychology courses… and she is clearly passionate about her work!

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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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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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