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Not Letting the Technology Get in the Way of the Teaching

Published October 25, 2009  |  3D Animation and Computer Generated Imagery

Don Mahon Teacher, Dawson College

Although 3d animation has almost become synonymous with technology, fundamentally the heart of the art is not the technological wizardry but the far more ancient craft of story telling.

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Using Webwork to Enliven Discussion in Physics Classrooms

Published December 8, 2010  |  Physics

Rhys Adams Teacher, Vanier College

At Vanier, the Physics Department has been using Webwork to develop not only standard physics problem libraries but problems that embed Flash and Java simulations found on the internet. The addition of these simulations and the questions that they engender allow students to experiment with the functionality of the explained principles in an online pre-lecture preparation context.

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Using Google Docs – A Mixed Blessing

Published February 12, 2012  |  Administration 401

Michael Arscott Teacher, Vanier College

Google Docs has been great little tool with important advantages for teaching business communication and group work in Michael Arscott's classes. Before the recent changes in Google's privacy policy, he felt comfortable to present this resource as a course requirement; now he's not so sure.

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Producing Videos with Tablets to Facilitate Student Review

Published April 9, 2018  |  Chemistry

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Shazia Syed Teacher, Heritage College

Since Chemistry can be a challenging subject for students, I am always looking for creative ways to engage the students and to more effectively share the subject matter. With the realization that students often turn to online videos as a learning resource, I decided to create my own. In doing so, I could provide the students with videos that would be specific to their learning needs. After researching a few solutions, I began using an app on my tablet called ShowMe to produce summary videos for my students.

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Martin Benoit - Pedagogical Blogger

Published March 16, 2008  |  Applied Arts

Martin Benoit Teacher, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Martin Benoit has had a love affair with technology for years. Starting with an e-mail account open to current and former students, he has now started a blog that puts his students in direct contact with professionals in their field.  

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Linking Creative Commons and Open Source Material to WeBWorK

Published February 23, 2014  | 

Evgenij Kritchevski Teacher, Vanier College

Introduced to WeBWorK in 2007 as a teaching assistant studying at McGill University and using it ever since, Eugene Kritchevski felt that it was time to do some experiments with it to take a good thing and make it better. He has been modifying WeBWorK problems to add links to relevant resources.

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An International Project to Develop Students’ Intercultural Skills During an Internship Abroad

Published February 19, 2018  |  Special Care Counselling

Marie-Élaine Lambert Student Mobility Advisor and Teacher, Cégep Marie-Victorin
Martin Richard Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - Joliette

Starting in 2018 and for a period of 3 years, our respective colleges will be involved in the ELISSE project (E-Learning for Intercultural Skills in Social Education). This international project in social services came about in answer to an urgent need in terms of the development of intercultural skills for college and university students who were interning abroad. In addition to the field reality, the social codes and the modes of communication in the internship setting (including with the supervisors) greatly differ from one culture to the next and constitute additional factors that can cause students to lose their bearings. The ELISSE project aims to improve distance educational support in particular through the development of tools created by all of the institutions partnering in the project.

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Fun and Games Using IT

Published January 23, 2011  |  English (Second Language)

Julie Hamel Teacher, Collège de Valleyfield

During Julie Hamel's second time teaching future office workers, she was looking for an original and less teacher-centered way to review what had been covered during the term. She suggested that the class divide into 3 groups and that each group create a board game called ‘The Office'. The rest is IT!

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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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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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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.

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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.

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