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Profweb - Your Gateway to a Wealth of Information

Published March 2, 2009  | 

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Profweb is more than just a website. It's a portal, a content management system and more. Knowing how it works will help you to use it effectively!

Real Life Stories

A Recipe for Clickers

Published March 29, 2011  |  Economics

Norma Vite-Leon Teacher, Marianopolis College

Norma was looking for a way to use clickers because she had heard Mark Stephen, her IT Representative, talking about them. In preparing her lesson on the concept of supply and demand, she googled “supply and demand clickers” and that was more or less the beginning of her involvement with information technology.

Real Life Stories

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.

Real Life Stories

Use of Interactive Tools in a French as a Second Language Blended Course Using Videoconferencing

Published August 25, 2013  |  French (Second Language)

Chantale Giguère Teacher, Dawson College

Chantale gave a blended French as a second language course using the VIA platform for a synchronous online lesson every second meeting. Both she and her students found the platform user-friendly, and unexpectedly, Chantale felt that she knew more about her students at the end of the online course than at the end of a face-to-face course.

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Students in charge of a 3D printer as part of an interdisciplinary project in Natural Sciences

Published April 25, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Martin Lepage Teacher, Collège Laflèche
Mylène Robitaille Teacher, Collège Laflèche

As part of an interdisciplinary learning activity, we decided to make our Natural Sciences students experience a true digital conception and manufacture project. The activity, spanning 2 semesters, involved experts outside of the domain of education whose interventions sought to stimulate the creativity of the students, all the while accentuating the realistic character of the project.

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Cite It! A Tutorial to Help Students Cite Sources Correctly

Published February 23, 2016  |  Humanities

Paulette Cake Project Manager - English Language Division, CCDMD

Dr. Anna Woodrow, a Humanities teacher at John Abbott College, knew that her students, especially first-year students, had difficulty citing sources and often became discouraged because they had no idea where to start. They couldn’t find useful and easy-to-use tools on the Internet. Anna had the idea to create a tutorial and applied to the CCDMD’s Call for Projects. Her project was accepted, and I am the project manager that has been helping her bring her idea to life.

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Pedagogical Implications of Online Readership

Published March 23, 2015  |  English (Second Language)

Alexandre Enkerli Educational Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Now that handwriting is on the way out (at least in Finnish schools), learners are likely to use some form of computer technology in most writing contexts. We may take computer-assisted writing for granted, but lots of things change when we bring them to the digital domain. Like most other human activities, the scriptorial domain is shifting.

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A Short-List of Digital Plagiarism Detection Sites

Published April 5, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

The 447,000 results that appear after a quick Google search for plagiarism detection sites, attest to the need for such tools in the academic world. Even though colleges and universities do their best to teach students how to reference their work properly and how to avoid problems with plagiarism, every teacher is faced with cases of plagiarism at some point in their career.

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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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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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