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VTE Partners with Mozilla Promoting Digital Badges in Education

Published March 30, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

VTE (La Vitrine technologie-éducation) and Mozilla have joined forces to promote the use of badges in education in Quebec. These badges are online attestations of acquired skills. The VTE's Christophe Reverd provides detailed information about the badges, as well as information about other related initiatives currently used in the Quebec college network.

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Vanier Goes Global

Published March 23, 2009  | 

Alex Borja International Projects Officer, Vanier College

Vanier College's International Education Office is using the Internet to reach out and engage students to create awareness about global issues and to inform about different opportunities available in terms of international involvement.  

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Vanier’s Pedagogical Development Office in a Community of Practice

Published May 19, 2013  | 

Jennifer Mitchell Educational Advisor, Vanier College

After this year of fruitful cooperation between colleges, Jennifer Mitchell adds yet another link to the community of practice that seems to be developing between pedagogical development offices. Information technology allows their resources to be used beyond the walls of individual colleges.

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Videos, Google Forms and the Flipped Classroom

Published August 24, 2015  |  Physics

Emmanuelle Goulet Teacher, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

It was a bit of a fluke that I integrated the flipped classroom approach into my pedagogy during the winter of 2012. In the beginning, it was a solution to ensure that classes would start up again after the student strike. Since then I have been using this method by choice and for the pleasure of the experience of flipping some of my classes. With the right tools and the support of the ICT Education Advisor from my college, the transition to a flipped classroom went very well.

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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: What are the Possibilities at College?

Published September 26, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In recent years, we have observed a growing interest in the college network for the educational potential of virtual reality. In 2014, the Vitrine technologie-éducation presented a virtual laboratory on the topic, before organizing exploratory activities for college IT-reps in 2016 and 2017. However, we had little feedback on the actual use of this technology by teachers.

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Virtual Reality to Foster Real-World Empathy

Published December 3, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Johnathan Mina Teacher, Collège LaSalle
Pascale Warmoes Teacher, Collège LaSalle

We are always on the lookout for new ideas that have the potential to translate into innovative and challenging educational strategies for our students. After experimenting with the use of smart pens for peer learning and the integration of video games to stimulate deep learning, we turned to the possibilities offered by virtual reality. This technology has allowed us to provide our students with immersive experiences that contribute to developing greater empathy for topics we discuss in our respective courses.

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Web 3.0 and the Inclusion of Choice

Published September 27, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Cégep@distance is turning 20 next year. Ryan W. Moon writes about the importance of anticipating the needs of upcoming generations with regards to distance education within the context of the upcoming semantic web (aka Web 3.0). Mobile technology, open learning content and social networking sites could potentially spark a new era of dynamic and personalized learning that is available on-demand.

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Why We Really Should Care About Infographics

Published April 13, 2014  |  Office Management

Susan Regan Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

In a class in Advertising, Susan Regan decided to assign a part of the theory to each student, making them responsible for teaching it by creating an infographic of their topic. In addition to her goal of visually communicating information, she sharpened her students’ visual literacy.

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Why develop a mobile application?

Published March 24, 2013  |  Electronic Data-processing

Alexandre Vovan Teacher, Cégep de Sorel-Tracy

Alexandre Vovan of the Cégep de Sorel-Tracy justifies his interest in the academic adoption of mobile applications. He offers several development strategies. There are links to sites demonstrating certain principles to make programming for Apple mobile devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad) quick and easy as well as a link to the one-hour video produced for the French version of this story.

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Wikis, Clickers and Online Quizzes - Safe Places to Fail

Published March 30, 2014  |  Chemistry

Michael Lautman Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

How do you learn if you don’t do something wrong? If you’re a research scientist, 95% of the things you do are wrong. You celebrate those tiny little bits that you get right. Technology provides opportunities for students to learn from their mistakes safely. The true wisdom for the teacher is discovering what students don’t know in order to guide them to knowledge.

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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.

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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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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.

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