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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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Protect your computer

From the moment we use a computer, we must think security. Software helps ensure that your computer is well protected against computer viruses or any other type of malware. Some practices also help minimize the risk of your computer malfunctioning. This demonstration will help you to see more clearly.

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The Research Competition Website

This pedagogical simulation aims at supporting teachers and students with the production of research work for courses such as Social Science Research Methods and Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research. It simulates the process of funds allocation for social science research in a manner similar to the yearly competitions held by funding councils.

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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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Getting Second Language Students Talking Together with Social Media

Getting second language students to communicate in English can be a challenge, since they are often uncomfortable speaking in front of their peers. Recently, my colleagues and I have come up with a great way to break the ice and to get my students to use the English language using social media, like Facebook and Twitter.

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Représenter des idées à l'aide d'objets visuels

Ce tutoriel vidéo explique comment utiliser des tableaux et des graphiques pour représenter des idées, traiter des données ou même comparer des informations qualitatives. Pour illustrer la démonstration, le tutoriel présente la création d'un schéma qui illustre un processus. La démonstration utilise l'outil SmartArt de PowerPoint 2010.


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Create and delete sections

Splitting a document into multiple sections allows you to vary formatting without necessarily starting a new page. In our example, we use the Word 2010 version. Note that if you use other word processing software, the procedures and location of the commands may vary but the section concept remains the same.

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Changing Attitudes Changes Everything

Using universal design, the basic level courses in French as a Second Language at Dawson College, have revised planning and strategies while respecting the course specification. Focusing on students who suffer from dyslexia and dysgraphia, these new strategies have been applied to all, reducing individual difficulties as well as the difficulties of individual accommodation. Part of this change involves incorporating ICT into universal design.

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Convert files

There are several reasons you can convert a file. You may want to open it, edit it, and save it again. It may be necessary to save it in a format that makes it accessible to a larger number of users. If your file contains confidential data, you may also decide to secure it. There are several ways to perform these operations. This demonstration will show you good ones.

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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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