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The Making of: Le Guide Français-Anglais de la Terminologie des Services à la Personne

Published May 7, 2010  |  Social Service

Denise Brend Teacher, Dawson College

A lot of social workers can speak both French and English, but don't speak them both in a nuanced way, appropriately using jargon and slang. Denise Brend has written The English French Guide to Human Services Technology to help resolve this problem. The book was made possible through the development of data processing software that now makes this kind of resource in other fields an exciting possibility as well!

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Nicole Perreault: Inspiring Portrait of a Passionate Community Leader

Published October 10, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb
Huguette Dupont Educational Advisor, Cégep de Granby

As part of the “Inspiring Portrait” series, the Profweb team would like to introduce you to Nicole Perreault - a passionate community leader!

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CCDMD’s Online Learning Center Learns from the Community

Published May 17, 2010  | 

Minda Miloff Researcher, CCDMD

Since the end of January, as part of an overall plan to develop the CCDMD Online English Language Learning Centre, CCDMD has been actively seeking input from a variety of CEGEP professionals about their interest in and use of CCDMD resources. Being able to establish a clearer picture of who currently uses their resources and which resources, is critical to their future planning and development.

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Afternoon Tea with Seniors: A Model of Community Engagement Teaching

Published February 7, 2019  |  English (Second Language)

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

This community engaged teaching activity, funded by the Entente Canada-Québec relative à l’enseignement dans la langue de la minorité et à l’enseignement des langues secondes provided students learning English as a second language (ESL) the opportunity to interact with native speakers while integrating meaningful community service and the use of technology to collaborate at a distance. Students and teachers from 4 colleges collaborated around shared goals. The teachers developed projects that would allow the students to apply course content to real world contexts in their community.

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APOP_411, a Helping Hand for the College Community

Published December 2, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP

Do you know about the APOP_411 service? APOP’s management team explains this resource, which is available to all categories of stakeholders in the college network, to help integrate technology into schools. Statistics and examples of requests for service are presented. The availability of techno-experts as well as the many ways of accessing their services make this your first call in a techno-emergency!

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Creating a Community of Practice: Starting Small but Dreaming Big

Published April 26, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Rachel Faust and Maggie Livingstone teach physics at Marianopolis College. Their shared passion for teaching motivated them to learn how to do it better by getting together with other teachers to share best practices. This is the story of their grassroots collaboration to create a community of practice.

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Creating a virtual community one minute at a time

Published September 16, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Camille Arpin Editor, Profweb

With the precipitous closure of CEGEPs due to COVID-19, many activities that make CEGEPs stimulating living environments and showcase student talent were cancelled. Gilbert Forest, a socio-cultural facilitator at Cégep André-Laurendeau, and its student services teamed up with the Théâtre Desjardins (a performance hall located inside Cégep André-Laurendeau) and la Brigade Liseurs Publics [in French] (the Public Readers Brigade) to create and maintain a Facebook page, La Minute Cultur.AL [in French], to connect with the students and break the isolation caused by the confinement. I spoke with Gilbert Forest to learn more about this unifying project.

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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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A Research Group Serving Collège Lionel-Groulx’s Students and Community

Published February 1, 2018  |  Documentation Technology

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb

Allow me to present a nice example of  intrapreneurship that benefits both, students of the Information and Library Technologies Program and the community of Lionel-Groulx College. Founded in the fall of 2016, the mandate of the GRECH TDCLG (Groupe de recherche en Techniques de la documentation du Collège Lionel-Groulx) Lionel-Groulx College Information Technologies Research Group is to carry out research activities on library trends in an extracurricular context.

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Technological Tools in Service of Tutors at Cégep à distance — Supporting and Supervising Students for Success

Published October 3, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Whether it be for in-person training or for distance education, when students drop courses or fail, it’s not good for anyone. To reduce the frequency of their occurence, Cégep à distance is leading a pilot project that is wagering on the use of different technological tools. Prior to the summer break in 2018, I interviewed Anne-Marie Mazé, one of 3 professional tutors who works at Cégep à distance. Anne-Marie is a tutor for management and psychology courses… and she is clearly passionate about her work!

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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 Educational Advisor, Cégep du Vieux Montréal
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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