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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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Sort data

This video tutorial explains how to create a drop-down list in a spreadsheet, classify data based on pre-established criteria, and then use the sorting of data, whether quantitative (numbers) or qualitative (text). The demonstration uses Excel 2010 from Microsoft.

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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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Student Facebook Pages - A New Agenda in the Classroom

Maggie McDonnell discovered that her Liberal Arts students had started a program specific Facebook page even before they entered college. Some students felt that the Facebook page was a more reliable way of staying on schedule with their homework than an agenda and that the Facebook page was an excellent way of catching up after missing one or several classes or getting additional information about concepts not totally mastered in the classroom.

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Studying Social Networks to Develop ICT Skills

Charles Laporte, a teacher at LaSalle College, gives an overview of the social media course offered to Social Science students. Many concepts are discussed including digital identity, the rules relating to the use of technologies in one's environment, rights related to intellectual property, etc.

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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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Teaching Students to Manage Projects with ProjectLibre

ProjectLibre is an open source software that is used to plan and manage a project, whatever the field in which we are evolving (event planning, implementation of a new service, collective production, etc.). This real-life story explains how a teacher integrated ProjectLibre into a Civil Engineering course.

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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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