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Joining a Team

Published November 17, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Avery Rueb Teacher, Vanier College

In my first story on Profweb, I talked about a serious game that I was working on called Prêt à négocier. Since that first article, I joined Affordance Studio, a serious game studio in Montreal, as a co-founder. If you haven’t heard of the term “serious game” before, they are games that have a goal other than pure entertainment. They are used in education, military, government and health care. They are starting to pop up all over the place. Here is a list of some of the more well-known serious games: Dragon Box, 3D Virtual Operating Room, and Government in Action.

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College ICT - A Snapshot of its Emerging Variety

Published June 10, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Josée Thivierge Educational Advisor, Cégep de Jonquière

Josée Thivierge, pedagogical counsellor at Cégep de Jonquière and researcher at Groupe d'étude des conditions de vie et des besoins de la population (ÉCOBES), discusses the results of an exploratory research project that she conducted on ICT and new social media use among students and teachers at her school. Teachers and other stakeholders in the college network can determine a number of important guidelines from this portrait which could be useful in their courses.

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Teacher Perception of the CCDMD

Published October 18, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Véronica Gill Communication Advisor, CCDMD
Réjean Jobin Coordonnateur du développement des ressources, CCDMD

In an innovative pilot project, the CCDMD examines the results of a survey of departmental coordinators, teachers, and pedagogical counsellors done at four colleges. The sampling provided encouraging although sometimes surprising information about how the CCDMD is perceived and how its products are used. Irritants mentioned in the use of CCDMD products and IT in general should inspire reflection on the part of all members of the college network.

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With DECclic II, Teachers Take Control of Their Tools

Published May 14, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Pierre Séguin Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

The DECclic collegial course platform team discusses the different functions of their product and underlines its ease of use.

Real Life Stories

A Different Sense of Moodle

Published March 11, 2012  |  Psychology

Rajesh Malik Teacher, Dawson College

Rajesh Malik hasn’t let blindness interfere with his teaching. Prior to the age of computers and the internet, he used standard techniques of lecturing and showed videos on VHS, but as the computer took over classrooms, he used more multi-media devices and, of course computers. As well, certain software made his life easier.

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Inspiring Portraits - Lee Anne Johnston: Heart and Determination in Service of Teachers and Students

Published November 7, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

As educators, we have the extremely important role of bearing and passing the torch of knowledge and competency to generations that will one day take our place. Lee Anne Johnston is the Education Advisor at Cégep Heritage College who fosters this flame within teachers to help ensure that this legacy is transmitted to students. Her gentle determination, dedication and grace serve as an example to anyone who is interested in working in service of the public, and you will surely be inspired by her example and insights.

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Toward a Future Filled with Promise

Published December 1, 2008  | 

Véronica Gill Communication Advisor, CCDMD
Réjean Jobin Coordonnateur du développement des ressources, CCDMD

Since 2005, CCDMD's English language publications team has been working enthusiastically to create resources for the anglophone network and to enable the translations of several products, from English or from French, depending on which service originally developed them.  

Featured Reports

Pedagogical Applications of Twitter

Published February 19, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Séverine Parent Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou
Michelle Deschênes Teacher, Collège O'Sullivan de Québec

The most widely known microblogging tool is the Twitter site. But what is Twitter? In an article published in 2009, Bruno Guglielminetti stated that Twitter enables communication and that "increasingly, it is starting to become a tool for broadcasting and promotion."

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A Librarian’s Tips for Staying at the Leading Edge of Techno-Pedagogical Developments

Published February 27, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Isabelle Laplante Professional librarian, Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC)

Isabelle Laplante, professional librarian, head of the CDC (Centre de documentation collégiale), gives some tips and provides several sources of information helpful in staying informed about techno-pedagogical developments.

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The Video Teleconference - A Valuable Academic Tool

Published December 16, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Martine Chomienne Educational Advisor, Cégep à distance

The video teleconference has come of age! Easy-to-use and efficient, it is advantageous to become familiar with its operation.

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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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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.

Multidisciplinary

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.

Multidisciplinary

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