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Blogging for Newbies

Assigned listenings don't always interest everyone, and I wanted the individual students to make their own choices. Maybe by allowing them to explore the Internet and chronicle in a blog, their interest in a project would be kindled.

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Inter-linguistic, Inter-provincial and Even International Possibilities

A Virtual Team-teaching Project has been taking place between Cégep de Sept-Iles and Vanier College since 2005. The project's pioneers, Sharon Coyle and Sophie Jacmin, are both Humanities teachers and coordinators. Their students would meet from their respective colleges online using webcams and projectors. This avant-garde approach, courage to use IT, and dedication were inspirations to me in my adventures in online team-teaching.

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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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Video Tutorials for the Mastering of Skill 4 Task

These video clips were developed to support the development of Skill 4 of the ICT Profile for College Students. These clips are specifically designed for students, but are useful to anyone that wants to improve their technology skills.

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We’re making a list and checking it twice!

As part of a collaborative laboratory course, the authors are creating an online cooperative science platform between students in the Gaspé and students at John Abbott. In order to test the use of both Google Docs and Moodle forums for writing an on-line collaborative lab report, a colleague was asked to conduct a two-week pilot study of the platforms.

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UNESCO Thesaurus

The UNESCO Thesaurus is a controlled and structured list of terms used in subject analysis and retrieval of documents and publications in the fields of education, culture, natural sciences, social and human sciences, communication and information.

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Using readability analysis to make students stronger writers

Training students on the concept of readability may help them become more mindful and effective readers and writers. Readability software tools, like Readable.io and Gradeproof, can yield accurate and useful analysis of a text’s structure and language mechanics.

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Break the Fake.ca - Four ways to tell if something is true online

This site offers four small 50-second video clips to check if information found on the Internet is true: 1. Use truth-checking tools 2. Find the source 3. Check the source 4. Check other sources. A useful resource for you, but also for your teachers and the people around you!

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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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