The mastering of informational skills is a must. Students have access, anywhere and at all times, to a vast quantity of information. And in a near future, there will be even more information, and without any doubt, more efficient ways to access it.
Searching for information is a very pertinent, frequent and even essential activity in all programs of study. Even when search tools and requirements differ from one program to another, the process remains the same.
This skill allows students to efficiently find, choose and collect relevant and quality information when it comes to processing and achieving a production. The proposed approach involves planning the research, choosing efficient strategies, evaluating the quality of information and methodically organizing of the documents found.
ProjectLibre is an open source software that is used to plan and manage a project, whatever the field in which we are evolving (event planning, implementation of a new service, collective production, etc.). This real-life story explains how a teacher integrated ProjectLibre into a Civil Engineering course.
This Humanities teacher enlisted the use of tablets and YouTube as means of capturing students’ oral presentations and offering them a way to improve their ability to prepare these presentations.
The Little Guide to Being an Ideal Applicant equips students with the professional image to project on the web during the search for a job or internship. A must to make known in the era of the massive use of social networks.
This teacher tells how he uses Google Forms to create questionnaires and surveys, but also to have teams register their projects, to collect information about internships and to have students submit their assignments online.
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Published January 18, 2018
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.
Published September 3, 2018
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.
Published November 3, 2015
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.