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Use zip and unzip software

The use of compression/decompression software is very practical. This type of software is mainly used to reduce the size of heavy files when you save them or you want to transfer them by email. This capsule explains how to use compression/decompression software.

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Recognize a file and its application

For one reason or another, for example when opening or saving a file, it is useful to know how to distinguish different applications by their extension or icon, or to associate file types and their extension. These are the topics discussed in this capsule.

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Manage files

Several tools are available to you to find a file on your computer. However, you need to know that for ease of search, it is necessary to name each of your files. A well identified file can be found much more easily. There are several ways to proceed and this capsule will clearly show you some of them.

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Organize sources

Web browsers offer features that help manage bookmarks, also known as "favorites." Web tools also allow effective management of bookmarks or RSS feeds. This capsule explains how to manage your bookmarks and manage them effectively: all this is so useful when you do a research job!

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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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Wolfram|Alpha, the Semantic Web at its best

This Profweb file explores the potential and pedagogical impact of the Wolfram | Alpha search engine and the Semantic Web. It traces the impact of the evolution of the Internet on learning and teaching by giving examples of Wolfram | Alpha pedagogical applications while raising the issues related to the integration of the tool in class.

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Integrating ICT Profile Skills into College Courses and Curricula

This article proposes ways to easily integrate the skills of the Profile of college students into a course. It also presents a systematic approach for integrating the ICT Profile into a curriculum. Finally, it suggests a set of resources to support the development of the skills of the Profile.

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The New ICT Profile for College Students: Developing Essential Skills

The article first explains how much the mastery of informational, methodological, cognitive and technological skills is essential to the pursuit of studies as well as to the professional and civic life of students. He then goes on to detail the Student ICT Profile, which aims to ensure the development of these essential skills.

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Dance and the iPad: In Step Together

ICTs have always had a certain attractiveness for teaching students how to dance. The Dance program at the Cégep de Saint-Laurent has used technological advances in the past and is continuing the tradition by integrating iPads into the practice of teaching.

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The ePortfolio

This Profweb dossier first presents the portfolio as a pedagogical tool, the objectives it allows to meet and its usefulness, then it specifies the advantages of using digital technology to support its realization. Secondly, the file proposes an approach to support the planning of the use of the digital portfolio in a course or program and to exploit its full potential. Finally, it specifies the elements to be considered in order to determine the goals of the portfolio, to plan the...

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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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