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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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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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Using Wikipedia to Create an e-Textbook

Published January 27, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Yves Munn Learning Technology Advisor, VTÉ

It is now possible for teachers to publish an ebook for their students. In this column, Yves Munn, Techno-Pedagogical Counsellor at La Vitrine, explains how to create an ebook using Wikipedia, which is a really interesting resource for this, and other tools. These ebooks can be used to explore a topic or to suggest available sources for research.

Real Life Stories

A Student-Centered Blogging Project Combining Business and Literature

Published May 8, 2018  |  Business Administration

Patrick Savard Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

In the winter 2017 semester, I did some research on Inclusive Pedagogy and came across Learner-Centered Teaching, a book by Terry Doyle and Todd Zakrajsek that had me rethink the way I considered my role as a teacher. The book spoke so much to me that I very soon longed to experiment with its theories in the classroom. I literally turned my course upside down halfway through the semester in Long Fiction for Business, a program-specific core English course in the Business program at St. Lawrence. I moved on from a traditional lecture-based approach to a complete blog development project. I did not realize how much of a career-changing experience it would become.

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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.

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A greeting hall, a place to gather and exchange: APOP’s 2007 e-conference website of the community of shared practice

Published October 30, 2006  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP Management team

Since last spring, APOP has been working hard. The Association is organizing a conference in synchronous cyber collaboration mode that will take place January 10 and 11, 2007. The main purpose of the 2007 E-Conference is to bring together members of the college community to discuss and share their perspectives, expertise and approaches on implementing IT into academic practices. For this project to be feasible, APOP gives all participants access to a user-friendly website where tons of information will be published about the event.

Real Life Stories

My Use of Francomane — Remedial French as a Second Language Courses

Published February 18, 2019  |  French (Second Language)

Rana El Gharbie Teacher, Vanier College

As a teacher, I am always on the lookout for new resources for teaching French as a Second Language (FSL). While there are numerous textbooks, online resources are rare for students in remedial courses. You can then imagine my joy when I discovered Francomane last year. That website, fun and easy to use, is very popular with my students.

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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.  

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DECclic - A Community of Practice

Published April 20, 2008  | 

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

A cooperative community of practice has developped among DECclic users consisting of 1,450 teachers and in 40 colleges.

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Plagiarism and Other Types of Electronic Cheating

Published January 21, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

Electronically assisted plagiarism seems convenient and current. What measures can the instructor take to detect it?

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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.

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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