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Digital Slideshows in Class

Published May 19, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

For many teachers, their first foray towards integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into their pedagogical practice comes through the use of digital presentation software (such as Microsoft PowerPoint) as a visual support for their lectures. Nowadays, these digital slideshows are undoubtedly the most common technology in college-level classrooms. This tool has become the norm and teachers who do not use it are becoming few and far between. Presentation software such as PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, LibreOffice Impress and Prezi all have interesting features (with the last two being freely available over the Internet). That said, they also contain shortcomings and traps that should be avoided. This in-depth report presents various uses of presentation software in class along with tips and advice for using slideshows within an educational context.

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Make the CCDMD Your Worst-Kept Secret for Quality Products

Published December 8, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Véronica Gill Communication Advisor, CCDMD

The CCDMD catalog is chock full of quality products at great prices that will bring year-round joy to your classroom, and for the right person might even make a great ‘seasonal’ gift. This column presents new products to pique your interest.

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A Focus on Learning Technology and the Technology of Learning

Published February 17, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

Nicole Perreault, moderator of the IT Representatives' Network, asks us to consider the use of information technology as a pedagogical tool as well as the conditions required for its successful integration into the classroom. These issues will be front and center in Montreal in the coming months as a number of the city's colleges organize educational technology weeks and the AQPC, being held this June in Montreal, also focuses on information technology issues.

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A Social Dimension to Distance Learning

Published March 8, 2010  | 

Martine Chomienne Educational Advisor, Cégep à distance

An experiment at Cégep@distance has offered the opportunity to explore the potential of social networks, and some of the advantages that have emerged from using this technology in distance learning could certainly be transferred into the classroom.

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Four Sites to Explore Digital Learning Resources for Use in Blended Delivery

Published May 16, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

With the advent of the Digital Action Plan for Education in Quebec and the increased interest in changing up the delivery of course material, many teachers are wondering how they might get started with blended learning. For those who want to offer part of their theory at a distance while devoting in-class time to alternative teaching strategies, there are a few sites that offer pre-designed Digital Learning Resources (DLRs) that you might want explore for inspiration.

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Connectivism: a Learning Theory for the Digital Age

Published March 9, 2009  | 

Raymond Cantin Project Manager, Vitrine technologie-éducation

More and more, our learning is affected by technology and societal changes. In this podcast, George Siemens, a Canadian educator and writer, explains this phenomenon using the concepts of connectivism and learning ecologies.

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Mobile Technology for Mobile Learning

Published September 11, 2006  |  Multidisciplinary

Denis Thibault Editor, Profweb

No one questions the impact that information systems technology has had on pedagogical activities. Computer programs which allow classroom content to be digitized and information to be stored and shared individually or as part of a network all broaden the learning environment.  Therefore, computer labs, which are no longer the only places where pedagogical activities can be executed using information systems technology, are being progressively replaced by such innovations as the virtual classroom and the home office. Students now have the possibility of connecting to a network, with their laptops or desktops, in the classroom or at home.

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Why and how to integrate a digital fabrication laboratory in a college?

Published May 30, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Jean-Pierre Dufresne Educational Advisor

Are you thinking of implanting a digital fabrication laboratory (fab lab) in your college? This article is for you! In January-February 2019, the Vitrine technologie-éducation presented the laboratory: The Digital Fabrication Laboratories [in French]. This laboratory in 3 steps allowed us to explore 3 aspects of the exploitation of fab labs.

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A Moodle Makeover

Published November 28, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

The Moodle environment which the DECclic Corporation is using experimentally, is offering a stable platform bursting with pedagogical promise. François Lizotte describes several projects in progress as well as future prospects which he finds extremely promising.

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AddICTive Tools for Evaluation: Digital Marking and Annotation

Published January 23, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Huguette Dupont Educational Advisor, Cégep de Granby

Do red pens give you a headache? Are you looking for ways to save time…or trees? Do you want to be more efficient? Are you looking for change? In this first part of our series of articles that accompany our In-depth Report on Evaluation and Digital Feedback, we present digital tools for marking and annotation.

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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.

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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