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Contributions on Free and Open Source Software

Published February 20, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Andréanne Turgeon Coordinator, Profweb

Free and open source software (FOSS) provides an interesting alternative to commercially-available products. With continued pressure for colleges to find new ways to respect their budget parameters and increased privacy concerns related to what information our software is collecting and communicating to the multinational corporations that create most of our software, it is important that the free and open source movement continue to thrive so that we have alternative means for us to use our technology.

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Free and Open Source Software: Much More Than Touch Screens - Useful and Responsible Computing

Published February 24, 2017  |  History

Kurt Vignola Teacher,

I’ve been using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for more than 10 years now. In the beginning, the fact that I could use the software for free was what I found interesting. As time went on, I grew to appreciate their user-friendliness and their interoperability. My use of FOSS has now taken on a symbolic value: a refusal of hyper-consumerism, rejecting any restraints on the free flow of ideas caused by copyright laws and opposing the commercialisation of education.

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Free software, Freeware, Open, Proprietary, and Cloud-based: How to Make Sense of it All?

Published March 3, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

A great deal of confusion continues to exist around the terms open-source software, free software, and other software that is known as ‘proprietary.’ There are already a number of terms out there without adding the notion of cloud-based software to the mix. Let’s try and make things a little clearer.

Digital Tools

Shotcut: A Free, Open-Source and Multi-platform Video Editor

Published October 9, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Shotcut is a free, libre and open-source video editing suite that is available for Linux, Mac and Windows. It is a powerful tool for you and your students to edit educational videos and has a number of presets that allow you to export your videos to a variety of popular video formats for the web or for high-definition broadcast.

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The Visulibre Project: Open Enabling Technologies for the Visually Impaired

Published September 26, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

When planning for a new semester, we may want to consider a variety of approaches that make learning accessible to our students. It is important to consider the needs of all of our students. In 2019, I attended 2 higher education events that examined the question of how to ensure that our training is accessible to those who may have specific needs. During one of these I discovered the Visulibre project, which puts enabling technologies in the hands of visually impaired users. I recently spoke to Miguel Ross who leads the Visulibre project based in Quebec City with hopes of learning more about their mission and activities.

Real Life Stories

A Digital Laboratory Notebook Within Moodle

Published September 12, 2016  |  Chemistry

Josée Debigaré Teacher, Cégep de Lévis

The laboratory notebook is indispensable within many scientific disciplines, as it constitutes the "memory of an experiment." The content is traditionally written by hand in a spiral-bound notebook. The observations,  measurements, calculations and results are recorded in a chronological and permanent fashion in the notebook. With the development of computing and the widespread use of digital tools, the laboratory notebooks are, little by little, transforming into scrapbooks.

Digital Tools

BigBlueButton: An Open Source Web Conferencing System

Published April 16, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

BigBlueButton is an open source web conferencing tool, developed for distance education. BigBlueButton also exists as a plugin that can be integrated with Moodle, which makes it a particularly interesting tool for those who use this platform.

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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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Teaching Students to Manage Projects with ProjectLibre

Published March 17, 2020  |  Physical Sciences and Technologies

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

ProjectLibre is an open source software that is useful for creating project schedules. Michel Bélanger, a teacher at the Collège Montmorency, and many of his colleagues use ProjectLibre for several of their courses in the Civil Engineering Technology program. He uses the software to show students how to create a project schedule by sequencing and ordering tasks with the objective of evaluating the time and cost to run the project. I had the opportunity to discuss this approach with Michel at the beginning of the Winter 2020 semester.

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An Inexpensive Approach to Making Video Tutorials

Published October 3, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Short, concise video tutorials can be an effective way to explain theory or demonstrate a concept. Students can watch the video as many times as they need and the video can serve as a refresher material for students prior to evaluations. The cost to produce a video has diminished with the arrival of a number of free software tools and services that are provided for free to users. What follows is a proposition for a short workflow to create video tutorials using open source software and free services.

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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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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.

Multidisciplinary

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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