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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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Video Tutorials for the Mastering of Skill 1 Tasks

These video clips were developed to support the development of Skill 1 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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Video Tutorials for the Mastering of Skill 3 Tasks

These video clips were developed to support the development of Skill 3 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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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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Video Tutorials for the Mastering of Skill 5 Tasks

The 58 ICT Profile for College Students video clips are tutorials, in french and in english, designed to provide students with all the information they need to perform a task.The potential uses of these tutorials are numerous.

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Virtual Language Exchanges: Making Connections with Mixxer

A teacher used The Mixxer, a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype, with her English as a Second Language groups. With this collaboration tool, registered users interested in practicing a language and willing to use their native language skills to help teach others are paired up.

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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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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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Wolfram|Alpha, the Semantic Web at its best

This Profweb file explores the potential and pedagogical impact of the Wolfram | Alpha search engine and the Semantic Web. It traces the impact of the evolution of the Internet on learning and teaching by giving examples of Wolfram | Alpha pedagogical applications while raising the issues related to the integration of the tool in class.

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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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