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Using Wikipedia to Create an e-Textbook

Published January 27, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Yves Munn Learning Technology Advisor, VTÉ

It is now possible for teachers to publish an ebook for their students. In this column, Yves Munn, Techno-Pedagogical Counsellor at La Vitrine, explains how to create an ebook using Wikipedia, which is a really interesting resource for this, and other tools. These ebooks can be used to explore a topic or to suggest available sources for research.

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A Look at the CDC E-books on Education Collection!

Published February 27, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

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

E-books are now a part of the reality of the Quebec College Network. The online catalogue of the CDC (Centre de documentation collégiale) already contains more than 4,000 entries and a license between the center and NetLibrary, an online lending institution, increases this number significantly.

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A Practical Ecological On-Line Textbook

Published October 5, 2008  |  Special Care Counselling

François Simard Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Jérôme

In order to increase students' laboratory time and consequently their success in my course, an on-line textbook (manuel-guide virtuel) or OLT is being tested for the second year. The multimedia capability of the internet has facilitated the mastery of theoretical concepts, and the project has proved to be easy, practical and stimulating. The virtual nature of the medium reduces paper use as well.

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Make the CCDMD Your Worst-Kept Secret for Quality Products

Published December 8, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Véronica Gill Communication Advisor, CCDMD

The CCDMD catalog is chock full of quality products at great prices that will bring year-round joy to your classroom, and for the right person might even make a great ‘seasonal’ gift. This column presents new products to pique your interest.

Real Life Stories

Books Are Information Technology!

Published January 26, 2014  |  Protessional Theatre

Pierre Dussol Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

Pierre Dussol's students were not producing AutoCad drawings for the theatre that were good enough to build scenery from. He decided to produce a manual in the form of a book because most times his students have only one screen in a lab, and he wanted to provide something tangible for them to consult while they drafted.

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Textbooks and Web 2.0: Collision or Collaboration?

Published August 31, 2009  | 

Jane Petring Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

As technology becomes cheaper and more accessible around the world, textbooks, whether digital or paper, will continue to play a prominent role in education, but we can expect them to be enhanced, enlivened and enriched with Web 2.0 applications.

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Using CCDMD Textbooks to Best Advantage

Published September 15, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Denis Chabot Project Manager, CCDMD

Since 2012, all textbooks published by the Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (CCDMD) also appear in an innovative digital format in which the CCDMD allows teachers to use the non-text content of its textbooks such as copyright-free images, diagrams and charts free of charge. These materials are available in albums within the World of Images website.

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Teacher Perception of the CCDMD

Published October 18, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Véronica Gill Communication Advisor, CCDMD
Réjean Jobin Coordonnateur du développement des ressources, CCDMD

In an innovative pilot project, the CCDMD examines the results of a survey of departmental coordinators, teachers, and pedagogical counsellors done at four colleges. The sampling provided encouraging although sometimes surprising information about how the CCDMD is perceived and how its products are used. Irritants mentioned in the use of CCDMD products and IT in general should inspire reflection on the part of all members of the college network.

Real Life Stories

My Use of Francomane — Remedial French as a Second Language Courses

Published February 18, 2019  |  French (Second Language)

Rana El Gharbie Teacher, Vanier College

As a teacher, I am always on the lookout for new resources for teaching French as a Second Language (FSL). While there are numerous textbooks, online resources are rare for students in remedial courses. You can then imagine my joy when I discovered Francomane last year. That website, fun and easy to use, is very popular with my students.

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A Different Sense of Moodle

Published March 11, 2012  |  Psychology

Rajesh Malik Teacher, Dawson College

Rajesh Malik hasn’t let blindness interfere with his teaching. Prior to the age of computers and the internet, he used standard techniques of lecturing and showed videos on VHS, but as the computer took over classrooms, he used more multi-media devices and, of course computers. As well, certain software made his life easier.

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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 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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