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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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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.

Real Life Stories

Music, eBooks and Notes at the Tip of Your Fingers!

Published December 14, 2015  |  Music

Ian Murphy Teacher, Cégep de Drummondville

I’ve always been interested in technological advances, especially its contribution towards supporting learning. This interest has influenced my teaching style and my pedagogical approach with students, and has allowed me to find digital solutions to various problems that crop up in the music program.

Real Life Stories

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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A Librarian’s Tips for Staying at the Leading Edge of Techno-Pedagogical Developments

Published February 27, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Isabelle Laplante Professional librarian, Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC)

Isabelle Laplante, professional librarian, head of the CDC (Centre de documentation collégiale), gives some tips and provides several sources of information helpful in staying informed about techno-pedagogical developments.

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The Video Teleconference - A Valuable Academic Tool

Published December 16, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Martine Chomienne Educational Advisor, Cégep à distance

The video teleconference has come of age! Easy-to-use and efficient, it is advantageous to become familiar with its operation.

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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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Profweb Podcast #1: Interactive Videos, myDALITE and Moodle to Support Alternative Teaching

Published April 27, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

A number of technologies have facilitated the transition to alternative methods of teaching. In recent years, these tools have become more user-friendly and accessible to teachers, who are using them to support a blended or fully on-line approach within their teaching practice.

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Plan for Success: Base Digital Lesson Plans on the Principles of Video Game Design

Published May 10, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

According to some statistics around 20% of the world’s population play video games. What are the characteristics of video games, such as Angry BirdsMinecraftCandy Crush or World of Warcraft that make them so addictive? Can their design principles be applied to education? Can we, as teachers, create digital lessons that students will “play” (or do) again and again practicing and improving with each attempt?

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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

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.

Multidisciplinary

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