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Social Media: A Special Partnership and New Developments!

Published February 9, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

During the fall semester of 2015, the Profweb team collaborated with Brigitte Landry, a teacher in the Business Administration program at Cégep Limoilou. Brigitte was looking for an authentic case study for her students in the new E-business course that would allow them to work with a real client.

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Presenting VTE’s First English Lab on Social Media

Published March 9, 2013  | 

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Vitrine Technologie-Éducation's new Learning Technology Advisor for initiatives targeted for anglophone colleges, Christophe Reverd, introduces himself and outlines his vision for the organization's activities to widen the use of information technology within the English community. Among these will be VTE's first lab on integrating social media into teaching and learning.

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Social Networking and the College Network

Published April 4, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Philippe Aubé Coordinator, Profweb

Philippe Aubé, the coordinator of Profweb, is encouraging teachers to share their academic experiences using social networks. He suggests certain articles related to the subject as well as coming events for those interested in the impact of these resources on education.

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Media Literacy: Challenges and Issues for 21st Century Schools

Published November 24, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

On October 23, 2015, I attended a Web-based colloquium entitled Éduquer aux médias: une priorité collective (Media Literacy: A Collective Priority). Presented by the TELUQ and the Conseil de presse du Québec, it had been 10 years since the last event on media literacy took place in Montreal. This initiative was praised by speakers and attendees alike, who enthusiastically lobbied for another edition to follow this year’s event.

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Using Networks to Teach and Learn

Published June 6, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

This last column of the year by the Profweb team takes a look at our activities this semester. Link from here to a host of references for summer reading as well as mementos from exciting IT events!

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Studying Social Networks to Develop ICT Skills

Published August 8, 2016  |  Human Sciences

Charles Laporte Teacher, Collège LaSalle

About 2 years ago, LaSalle College was looking to diversify its offering of complementary courses. The course Social Media was among the ones created at the time. Since it was a subject in the domain of Social Science, the management team approached this department to see if someone might be interested in offering the course. I was already teaching Office Productivity in addition to having a presence on numerous social media sites. So, I volunteered for the assignment.

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Instagram: A Social Media Tool for The College Classroom

Published October 25, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

A picture is worth a thousand words as the old saying goes, but with more than 400 million users, half of which are under 30, the photo sharing platform Instagram can be worth a lot more than a thousand words if you are a teacher. Instagram is the mobile app that allows users to share the pictures or videos they have taken. In class, Instagram offers a visual alternative to students who are often overloaded with texts. In an anatomy class for example, isn’t it easier for student students to learn about the structure of a bone from a picture rather than a long description?

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The Social Media Invasion of our Colleges

Published April 19, 2010  | 

Michel Vincent IT Representative, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Social media are the efforts from online collaboration to build a collective intelligence. Although our role as a teacher is not necessarily to use wikis or Twitter, it behooves us to at least understand the technological environment in which our students are evolving.

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Getting Second Language Students Talking Together with Social Media

Published March 30, 2015  |  English (Second Language)

Gina Lavine Coordinator of the Modern Languages Department, Collège Laflèche

As I previously observed on Profweb, getting second language students to communicate in English can be a challenge, since they are often uncomfortable speaking in front of their peers - especially at the 604-101-level. Recently, my colleagues and I have come up with a great way to break the ice and to get my students to use the English language using social media.

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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 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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