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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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Page layout parameters

Depending on the nature of the document you have to produce, it may be helpful to change the default layout provided by the word processor. This tutorial explains how to change the orientation of a document, create headers and footers, and edit styles. The demo uses the Word 2010 software, but the layout concepts are pretty much the same from one word processor to another.

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Spreadsheet interface

This video tutorial presents the interface of a spreadsheet. To illustrate the demonstration, the tutorial uses a sample schedule created with Excel 2010.

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Convert and compress images

This video tutorial explains how to edit, beautify, compress and convert an image inserted into a word processor. The demo uses the Word 2010.

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Add pictures, tables and graphics

To avoid overloading a slide with text, you can easily add objects such as images, tables, or graphics. In this demonstration, we use the 2010 version of PowerPoint. Some presentation software differs somewhat from this version and does not necessarily include an image bank.

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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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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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Documenting data, facts, observations, concepts, ideas or reflections

Documenting data, facts, observations, concepts , ideas or reflections allows you to better organize the information that you gather as well as facilitating its analysis. This tutorial shows you how to consolidate your notes and gather them in one place, thus avoiding scattering yourself when achieving your schoolwork.

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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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