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About the ICT Profile

What is the ICT Profile?

The ICT Profile for College Students is a framework that teachers and colleges can rely on to help their students develop the informational, methodological, and technological skills required.

Rare is the college curriculum that does not involve searching for, processing and presentating information. The ICT Profile sets out an approach that allows these skills to be acquired within a single course or an entire program.

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Actors in the Process

A librarian or pedagogical technician (SMTE - Spécialiste en moyens et techniques d’enseignement), ICT counsellor and other actors working in each college may be asked to collaborate with teachers to participate in one or more steps towards the integration of the ICT Profile in a program. They can also be asked to support teachers individually in the integration of specific ICT skills in a course. But what is their role? Of course the answer can vary from one college to another, depending...

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Integrating the ICT Profile in an Educational Institution

The integration of the ICT Profile for Students can hardly succeed without the will and commitment of the academic institution. In this regard, we see that more and more colleges introduce objectives linked with the ICT Profile for Students in major orientations such as the Student Success plan, in the ICT Development plan and even in the Strategic Plan. Such decisions encourage the implementation of actions and investments in resources associated with the development of skills linked with...

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Integrating the ICT Profile in a Program

Academic environments are directly involved in helping students face the reality of a digital society. With this in mind, we see that in every college, teachers are already preparing classroom activities that support the development of ICT Profile skills. That being said, an integrated program approach around a frame of reference such as the ICT Profile for College Students allows further development by promoting a planned and successful integration of ICT and by developing progressive and...

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Integrating the ICT Profile in a course

Christine Veilleux, Teahcer at Cégep Limoilou, sharing her experience with the ICT Profile (clip in French).

Students in our colleges carry out more and more learning activities using ICT. Teachers integrate ICT in their teaching for many reasons: because the nature of their program naturally benefits from ICT, by pedagogical instinct that leads them to exploit their potential, for personal interest, etc. Teachers can benefit from...

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Are there any available resources to help me manage technology?

In this site, which is dedicated to the ICT Profile for College Students, you will find numerous resources that will help you develop your ICT skills. The “Resources” section allows you to do a search by skill or by type of resource. The “Developing Skills” section refers you to learning resources, such as tutorials and guides, and the “Exploring Software Applications” section suggests resources that explore available tools allowing you to carry out tasks using technology. As well, when...

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Why do I need to develop ICT skills?

A recent Quebec study in which more than thirty thousand college students participated (Poellhuber, Karsenti et collab., 2012), revealed that students have an exaggerated perception of their true competency: the majority of students believe that they are competent, even experts when it comes to, for example, the different aspects of informational skills.

However, when they first come to college, many students demonstrate significant gaps, either in defining research subjects,...

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Why Integrate ICT in Programs of Study?

The development of informational, methodological, cognitive and technological skills is essential for students, workers and current and future citizens. One cannot assume that students will acquire these skills on their own, thus it is necessary to teach them. This is the main reason why the college network has been organizing for many years to offer teachers, students and pedagogical counsellors a framework (the ICT Profile for Students), guidance, resources and tools necessary to support...

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Developing the ICT skills of my students: where to start?

The ICT respondent in your college is the best person to support you in your approach for integrating ICT Profile skills in a course. If you don’t know who that person is, consult the IT REP Directory. Pedagogical counsellors as well as college librarians and pedagogical technicians (SMTE) are also possible resource persons. Consult “Integrating the ICT Profile in a course” to know more on way to develop ICT Profile skills for your students. We also suggest that you explore the...

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Why was the ICT Profile for College Students created?

The mastering of informational, methodological and technological skills by students has become essential: thus it is to respond to a need voiced as much by colleges and universities as by the labour market that IT Respondents (IT REP Network) developed an ICT Profile for College Students. Consult the “Why the ICT Profile” section to find out more on the pertinence and value of the ICT Profile for the college network.

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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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