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Follow the principles of visual ergonomics

When creating a presentation, particular attention must be paid to certain principles of visual ergonomics related to the presentation software chosen. Here are some recommendations to make your presentation relevant, structured, and engaging: font, size, color, use of templates and themes, and more. Here we use the PowerPoint version 2010. You may find that the presentation software differs. On the other hand, the ergonomic principles remain the same.

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New Quiz Feature in Google Forms

This teacher tells how he uses Google Forms to create questionnaires and surveys, but also to have teams register their projects, to collect information about internships and to have students submit their assignments online.

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Set the appearance of slides

When designing a presentation, you must choose a layout that is appropriate to the context of your work. For example, it should be possible, if desirable, to change the color and texture of the slide background. We use here the 2010 version of PowerPoint. Most presentation software offers quite similar possibilities, even though the commands and menus differ from one software to another.

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Instagram: A Social Media Tool for The College Classroom

Instagram is a mobile application that allows users to share photos or videos they have made. The article offers original learning activities for the use of Instragram by students: photojournalism, creative writing, sharing of scientific experiences, etc.

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Choosing an effective type of presentation

Choosing an effective way to present the information best adapted to the circumstances of your work is a key factor in their quality. For a presentation to be efficient, its support must  coincide with its context. This tutorial helps you choose which types of presentation are best to use, depending on your target audience.

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Format a document

Knowing how to format a document using a word processor saves a lot of time when writing a job. This capsule provides the basic elements for formatting text and paragraphs in a document. To illustrate this example, we use 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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Compile a mediagraphy

Before handing over your work, it is important to present a list of all the sources you have consulted: the mediagraphy or bibliography lists documents published on different types of media, such as printed publications, audiovisual documents or electronic references. found in the Internet.This tutorial explains how to make a mediagraphy according to precise standards. Please validate in your college the prescribed standards. The demonstration uses Word 2010.

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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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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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