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Terry Anderson on Learning in Open Groups, Networks and Collectives

Published April 19, 2009  | 

Pierre-Julien Guay Coordinator, VTÉ

Here is a podcast featuring Dr. Terry Anderson, professor and Canada Research Chair in Distance Education at Athabasca University. In this interview, Dr. Anderson explains how networks, social media and informal learning should be considered as part of people’s learning experience.

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Educating Generation C!

Published January 11, 2010  | 

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

The Profweb team has been looking at stories in our pages in the light of Generation C's Triple C of competencies: Creation, Collaboration and Communication! We were pretty certain that teachers who were looking to make their classrooms more interactive would rapidly get on the Triple C bandwagon. Excerpts from several of our stories illustrate where the three Cs have made the leap from theory to practice.

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Towards a DECclic III à la Moodle!

Published May 24, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

In order to expand the community of practice that has developed in recent years, the corporation has decided to turn to Moodle, a free digital learning environment which already benefits from a large community of development. DECclic will continue its mission to offer its members a common tool, hosted and maintained on central servers, and all the user training and support that have been its strength for over ten years.

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Using Networks to Teach and Learn

Published June 6, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

This last column of the year by the Profweb team takes a look at our activities this semester. Link from here to a host of references for summer reading as well as mementos from exciting IT events!

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Infiressources - A Great Way to Acquire ICT Skills

Published September 25, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Denise Bruneau-Morin R.N., M.Sc. Nursing, MPA., Infiressources
Claire-Andrée Frenette-Leclerc R.N., Ph. D.

The use of ICT can create a rich academic environment, fostering more autonomous learning. The acquisition of information technology skills involves a certain methodology, and Infiressources offers assistance in the development of these abilities.

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Educating Our Students for Tomorrow’s Global Realities

Published March 24, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Benoit Bolduc AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

The AQPC unveils the major points of the programming for its 33rd annual symposium to be held in Montréal on June 4, 5 and 6, 2013. Its theme, Educating Our Students for Tomorrow’s Global Realities, links closely to issues of information technology in education, and has attracted more than thirty IT workshops to the event.

Real Life Stories

In Conversation about the Incredible Power of IT Resources and Teamwork

Published May 15, 2011  |  Sociology

Mary Frankoff Teacher, Heritage College
Martine Peters Researcher

Mary Frankoff proposed collecting data on where her students were researching information because in class she was seeing more laptops. As a sociology teacher she had to understand her students’ socio-cultural lives or she couldn’t talk to them. As a result, she's more aware of how students use technology.

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From Character Blogs to VoiceThreads: Exploring Points of View

Published June 5, 2011  |  English (Second Language)

Jane Petring Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

As the ancient art of weaving a good yarn is reinvented for the digital age, Jane Petring thought it would be interesting to find ways for students to explore literature and their own beliefs from different points of view. Two assignments that worked well to improve writing and pronunciation skills were character blogs and 'This I Believe' recordings.

Real Life Stories

Simple Technologies Transform Our Brains

Published November 6, 2011  |  Psychology

Shelagh Robinson Teacher, Dawson College

Shelagh Robinson's classes have been enriched by technology at all levels. Using simple technology can be sophisticated and transformative. Adding information technology to the mix does not diminish the value of simpler illustrations.  

Real Life Stories

The Geek Who Lets Them Seek

Published January 27, 2013  |  Electronic Data-processing

Allan R. McDonald Teacher, Heritage College

Allan McDonald feels we have to show students how to find information because in the computer science industry, one can’t know everything. As long as he can be the geek who lets them seek out their own answers, Allan feels he is giving his students the information they need to succeed.

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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

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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