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Collaboratively Fostering Understanding

A group of teachers (at vanier College) in Mathematics determined that using a wiki platform could help students to not only express themselves better in English, but more specifically in the vocabulary of the sciences that we are trying to teach them.

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Use editing and pasting tool

Whether you study in a technical program or a pre-university program, sooner or later you will be asked to calculate, process and present data. The manipulation of data in an array, this is the purpose of this demonstration. The demonstration uses Excel 2010 from Microsoft.

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Use writing assistance and correction tools

Writing tools are available with a few clicks of the mouse. Mastering them helps you to write your text and improves the quality of your writing. In this example, we use the built-in help tools in the Word 2010 version: Although the operating procedures may vary slightly from one software to another, they still remain quite similar.

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Diigo - A Web Resource for Article Collection in Debate Preparation

This Profweb story presents how students can use the Diigo bookmarking tool to prepare a team discussion: share, index, comment, annotate, classify documentary resources and keep people informed. The use of Diigo has helped to increase the quality and consistency of oral speech.

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Protect your computer

From the moment we use a computer, we must think security. Software helps ensure that your computer is well protected against computer viruses or any other type of malware. Some practices also help minimize the risk of your computer malfunctioning. This demonstration will help you to see more clearly.

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Unlocking Research

Unlocking Research is a guide developed to help students navigate through the research process from the initial definition and development of a research topic to the final citation of sources in a bibliography. Students can explore each section individually or use the resources within them simultaneously.

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Successfully Implementing E-Portfolios

The interest in student-centered and competency-based pedagogical approaches, as well as the availability of development tools has renewed the interest of higher education institutions in digital portfolios, or e-portfolios, as a learning and evaluation instrument. This article examines the trend, and offers recommendations, examples, and resources for successful e-portfolio implementation.

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Using Smartpens to Promote Deeper Learning

In this real life story, two teachers explain how the use of a smartpen helped create a collaborative classroom, by allowing teams of students to present their results to the class and by sharing them by email. The teachers also used the audio comments feature. 

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Adding metadata to digital documents

Metadata provided in the coding of a given file allows information about it to be displayed (such as the title, the author or keywords) making it easier to retrace the file. This tutorial explains how to assign metadata to different types of files.

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Changing Attitudes Changes Everything

Using universal design, the basic level courses in French as a Second Language at Dawson College, have revised planning and strategies while respecting the course specification. Focusing on students who suffer from dyslexia and dysgraphia, these new strategies have been applied to all, reducing individual difficulties as well as the difficulties of individual accommodation. Part of this change involves incorporating ICT into universal design.

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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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