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Crowd Sourcing Review Questions with PeerWise

This article presents an activity where students write a set of questions in a collaborative context with PeerWise software. This type of activity, which is as fun as it is educational, contributes to the development of "information processing", "content writing", "language quality improvement" and "content sharing" skills. .

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Second Language Adventure Tourism

I wanted to give my International Baccalaureate (IB) students an experience where they would be working on their own, at their own pace and speaking with authentic Anglophones. All manner of information technology including Facebook and chat as well as a willing partner in a French as Second Language course at Cégep de Gaspésie des Îles made for a great way to realize these goals.

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Use the data filter

In a spreadsheet, to quickly view and process data, the use of automatic and custom filters is very convenient. This tutorial explains how to create and use filters to display data that meets specific criteria.

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Generate footnotes

It is possible to add footnotes to clarify your text or to quote a source. In CEGEP or university, it is mandatory to clearly quote all references. This is a basic principle of intellectual property. This capsule will show you how to add a footnote. To illustrate this example, we use the Word 2010 version. Note that even though the operating procedures may vary slightly from one software to another, they still remain quite similar.

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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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Filing digital documents effectively

Sorting your digital files efficiently allows you to locate a specific file quickly. Your operating system already provides a few basic tools for sharing and storing documents that you have created or downloaded. But using only this filing system is not necessarily efficient… This tutorial shows you how to use a filing system that will allow you to easily and efficiently trace back all of your digital documents.

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Virtual Team Teaching is Gaining Ground in the Regions

This real life story presents a Virtual team teaching project grouping teachers from Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean and Montreal. With this projects, the students acquire some of the skills from the ICT Profile for College Students. 

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Cite source

When writing a paper, either for CEGEP or university, it is mandatory to cite the sources used to build one’s argument. This is basic when it comes to intellectual property. The skill used in this clip is related to intellectual integrity, and in that sense, to the instructions to follow regardless of the length of the text or of the medium used. You will see in a moment how easy it is to bring forward sections copied word for word from another text or how to cite authors from whom we took...

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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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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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