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Digital Quebec, Moving Towards a Social Plan?

Published March 5, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb

In December of 2017, the Quebec government unveiled its digital strategy [in French]. This strategy was developed with citizens, experts, enterprises and organisations from different horizons thanks to a collaborative platform. The results [in French] of this consultation present the concerns, needs, thoughts and ideas, in particular of the higher education stakeholders.

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A Space to Foster the Development of Innovative Pedagogical Practices — A LaSalle College Project Funded under the Digital Action Plan

Published October 3, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

In the context of the Digital Action Plan for Education and Higher Education (DAP), the MEES (ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur) issued a call for proposals for projects on the innovative use of digital technology in higher education. LaSalle College saw both of its projects funded. One of these is to provide teachers with a space that would help foster the development of innovative pedagogical practices.

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A Hybrid Classroom for Flexibility in Education — A Project From LaSalle College Financed as Part of the Digital Action Plan

Published October 3, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

As part of its Digital Action Plan (DAP), the MEES (ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur) called for innovative projects linked to the use of digital technologies in higher education. Both of LaSalle College’s project proposals were funded. One of these is the development of a classroom dedicated to hybrid courses.

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Discovering Technopedagogical Projects of Colleges Funded Under the Digital Action Plan

Published September 19, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

The implementation of the Digital Action Plan (DAP) in education and higher education has been an opportunity for several institutions in the college network to develop innovative projects to support the integration of digital technology into educational practices. Profweb wants to showcase these innovation projects in order to make them known throughout the college network. Our editorial team has invited several people involved in these projects to share their experience in real life stories or articles presenting the progress of their project.

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Digital Plagiarism - Still a Hot Topic

Published May 5, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

<p>Nicole Perreault of the IT Representatives’ Network has discussed the topic of digital plagiarism in colleges at length with teachers. In this column, Nicole presents an overview of different solutions that exist as well as some actions taken in the college network to prevent and detect digital plagiarism. She also invites teachers to submit their concerns about this topic.</p>

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Action Research in Action

Published February 19, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Tom Welham Teacher, Collège Mérici

Before beginning, let us start at the end. By mid-December 2017, more than 140 students attending 3 colleges had completed 45 action research projects, and in doing so had made a positive contribution to their communities, all the while sharing their experiences with each other, from planning to implementation, using an online platform. All the projects were made possible through the funding provided by ECQ (Entente-Canada Québec).

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Distance Education in the College Network: Current Issues and Practices

Published September 15, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

This document is the end result of a general call launched on the IT Reps list in February 2015. The survey probed practices in distance education in the college network. Based on the answers given, Profweb asked some of the respondents to discuss the issues of distance education, its pedagogical challenges, and strategies likely to facilitate its deployment in the college network. Eight respondents participated in developing this topic. Andréanne Turgeon gathered their comments in telephone interviews and videoconferences.

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Digital Presentations

Published December 8, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

For many teachers, their first foray towards integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into their pedagogical practice comes through the use of digital presentation software (such as Microsoft PowerPoint) as a visual support for their lectures. Nowadays, these digital slideshows are undoubtedly the most common technology in college-level classrooms. This tool has become the norm and teachers who do not use it are becoming few and far between. Presentation software such as PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, LibreOffice Impress and Prezi all have interesting features (with the last two being freely available over the Internet). That said, they also contain shortcomings and traps that should be avoided. This in-depth report presents various uses of presentation software in class along with tips and advice for using slideshows within an educational context.

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A Guide for Integrating ICT into a Program

Published June 17, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Roger De Ladurantaye Educational Advisor, Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup

Whether you're integrating IT into a course, a program or a college, forethought and organization are musts. This report explains why this process is worth the effort and gives examples as well as an overall plan of action.

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A New Beginning

Published August 29, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

Profweb welcomes new teachers by presenting some features of the site and describes some new features for the fall.The Profweb team reminds readers of its availability for activities in 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

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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.

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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