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Words of Experience on the Academic Use of Electronic Discussion Forums

Published September 20, 2009  |  Geography

Steve Boucher Teacher, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - Terrebonne

Trying out an electronic forum for his geography class, Steve Boucher of the Collège de Lanaudière's Terrebonne campus tells us of the advantages that he's discovered using this communication tool and points out tips to promote student participation.

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Using Light to Find Words

Published January 25, 2009  | 

Denis Chabot Project Manager, CCDMD

How the simple act of taking a picture and sharing it on a site like 'World of Images' can help to bring certain facts into clear focus.

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Humanities and IT – Tips for Successful Integration

Published September 21, 2014  |  Humanities

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

This year Profweb will publish a series of discipline-specific articles on the tools and ICT strategies that you can easily incorporate into YOUR teaching. Not only will each article provide an overview of inspiring material available in Profweb, but these summaries will help you have a clear and accurate picture of available resources elsewhere in the network and beyond.

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Keyboard shortcuts to speed up formative feedback

Published November 28, 2017  |  English (Second Language)

Netta Gorman Teacher, Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Have you ever had a sore hand after writing almost identical comments on the copies of all your students, again and again? Did you know that when correcting digital documents, you can avoid this by setting up automatic substitution codes? In addition, by creating keyboard shortcuts, you can give students detailed feedback. I do it in Google Docs, but it's possible with other word processing tools!

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Tips and Tools to Streamline Audio Production for Teaching Purposes

Published October 19, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Francis Bélanger-Desbiens Laboratory Technician, Cégep Limoilou

If you are looking to record, edit and mix audio files for teaching purposes, homework assignments or presentations, it is easy to find a myriad of free or cheap tools – as well as expensive equipment – on the Internet. APOP offers hands-on workshops to familiarize education professionals with such audio production tools, but users first need to understand the whole process itself, as well as the prerequisites to complete it:

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Continuing Education At APOP Promotes IT Mastery!

Published September 17, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP Management team

In our professional lives, e-mail, word processing and other timesaving computer applications have become ubiquitous. A spreadsheet has become a 'must' for organizing numeric input within tables, conceptual planning is done with schematic planners, and visual information is presented thanks to digital processing. As labour-efficient as these applications seem, however, their learning curve represents an enormous amount of time. Wouldn't it be wonderful if this initial investment could be shortened by profiting from the experiences of others?

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Strategies and Tools to Design Effectively Embedded Formative Assessment

Published October 6, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb
Angela Mastracci Education consultant and pedagogical instructor

Angela Mastracci has been giving careful thought to formative assessment strategies at the college level for over a decade, first as a teacher, then as an education consultant and most recently as a pedagogical instructor with PERFORMA and AQPC (Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale). She previously shared her insights with me in this Profweb article. Here, Angela shares hands-on tips on integrating ICT tools into 2 key parts of the formative assessment process: eliciting evidence of students’ learning and providing feedback.

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Tricks and Tips to Facilitate Learning

Published May 11, 2009  | 

Isabelle Trudeau Educational Advisor, Cégep à distance

The success of our students is at the heart of our mission, and the raison d'être of our organizations. And regardless of whether we provide in-class instruction or deliver distance education, we are always looking for ways to assist our students to develop their personal and professional skills.

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5 Tips to Help Your Students Cope Better With ICTs

Published February 9, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Murielle Cayouette Teacher, Collège O'Sullivan de Québec

Written from the standpoint of a teacher, the "5 Tips" series is intended to be a helpful resource for teachers who are integrating technology into their everyday practice. In college teaching, heterogeneous classes where students and diverse personalities converge are the norm. This reality is also evident when observing the different ways that they react to technology. In this article, I identify 5 situations in which students might have more difficulty when faced with technology. I also suggest a few options on how to provide them with assistance.

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Video Creation Becoming Accessible to the College Community

Published March 5, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Philippe Aubé Coordinator, Profweb

Philippe Aubé, Profweb's coordinator, presents examples of videos created and presented in the college classroom. He explores the advantages and disadvantages of the medium and presents guidelines for  production and use.

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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 November 30, 2017

Google Classroom to Support Sustainable Learning in the Dental Prosthesis Program

Julie Jacob Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

I teach in the Dental Prosthesis Program. During the winter session, I give the course Conception et confection de pièces squelettiques II to students in their 4th semester in the program. This course allows them to finish acquiring the skills essential for them to succeed the integration activity. However, the students do not have the opportunity to practice these skills between their 4th and 6th semester of studies. This means that 3rd year students sometimes have difficulty finding theoretical or practical notions from the year before. For this reason, I set out to find both, a way to ensure the safekeeping of course contents and a means of making the content easily accessible to the students.

Dental Technology

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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.

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