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Doing PD Differently: A Conversation with Avi Spector from the RÉCIT Network

Published September 13, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The fall is upon us and many IT-REPs and REPTICs in the college network are back in the swing of things, supporting individual teachers who are trying new approaches and technologies in their classrooms. Many have also begun preparing for upcoming ped days - thinking about how to provide professional development (PD) opportunities for faculty that will have a positive impact on their respective college. I recently had the opportunity to meet with Avi Spector from Quebec’s RÉCIT network and asked him about his approach to working with teachers. The approach he is currently using can be an inspiration for us all.

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Profweb Publications to Help You Prepare for the AQPC Symposium

Published June 6, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

If you are like me, receiving the official program for the 2016 AQPC Symposium brings with it an invariable feeling of restlessness and enthusiasm, “what does the symposium have in store for me this year?” The description of workshops reads like a novel, but soon you are faced with the dilemma: how to choose among all of the workshops that interest me, but are being held at the same time?

Featured Reports

Google Apps (and Education)

Published November 3, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Guillaume Vachon Web integrator, Profweb

In this Featured Report, you will discover the Google Applications suite. We provide an overview of the free applications that are available within the different Google Apps suites (including the Education option), as well as some examples of educational uses from the college network, covering various types of teaching tasks.

Featured Reports

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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From the French Side: A Summary of Innovative Approaches from Winter 2017

Published May 29, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

Our collaborators from the French side of Profweb have submitted an impressive range of publications on pedagogical initiatives during the winter 2017 semester. While our team has worked closely together over the past few months to ensure coverage of college network activities and to translate a number of the French articles, some of the publications are available in French only. These are very worthy of your attention and we have prepared the following summary with hopes that it will inspire you to read on.

Real Life Stories

Empowering Students with Liberal Education and Technology

Published January 11, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Gabriel Flacks Teacher, Champlain College - Campus Saint-Lambert

Enabling student empowerment by offering students access to a personalized and inquiry-based education is a hallmark of the liberal education model. When a student is invited to share their academic work with the local and global community, it helps them to devote the requisite energy, passion and creativity to their efforts, which promotes accelerated learning. Technology can be used to support the liberal education model and, further, can provided tools to teach more effectively and enhance curricula. Using Web 2.0 tools has allowed my students to bridge academic and non-academic interests, to connect to global partners and collaborators and to engage with online media in real-time.

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Active Learning

Published September 3, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

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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Using On-line Academic Forums

Published April 6, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Sophie Ringuet Educational Advisor, Cégep à distance

As students now collaborate on the web for academic purposes as well as for fun, the electronic forum has become an excellent tool to encourage academic motivation. Sophie Ringuet, a pedagogical counselor at Cégep@distance gives us an in-depth tour of what a forum is as well as various academic applications where the forum can be of interest. The report presents concrete examples and and a detailed guide to their use within an academic context. The reference section allows the reader to go beyond the information presented by indicating resources in both English and in French. We hope that you will find Profweb's article 'Using On-line Academic Forums' a useful resource to familiarize yourself with forums. Feel free to comment and ask questions in the sections provided for this purpose.

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Distance Education in the College Network: Current Issues and Practices

Published September 15, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

This document is the end result of a general call launched on the IT Reps list in February 2015. The survey probed practices in distance education in the college network. Based on the answers given, Profweb asked some of the respondents to discuss the issues of distance education, its pedagogical challenges, and strategies likely to facilitate its deployment in the college network. Eight respondents participated in developing this topic. Andréanne Turgeon gathered their comments in telephone interviews and videoconferences.

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Wikis - Tools for Online Teamwork

Published October 19, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Alain Farmer Researcher

Discover how to use a wiki in an academic context!

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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.

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

Articles

Published November 3, 2015

Teachers’ Use of ICTs: What Do Students Think?

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

In the context of a research project funded by the “Fonds de Recherche du Québec sur la société et la culture” (FRQRSC), 311 students from Dawson College and Cégep André-Laurendeau were surveyed online, in French or English, about their teachers’ practices in the use of ICTs and cyber-learning. This survey allowed the researchers to collect data on the teachers’ use of technology as well as the students’ level of satisfaction regarding this use.

Multidisciplinary

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