• 1. Teaching context
  • 2. Planning
  • 3. Information management
  • 4. Editing, production
  • 5. Communication
  • 6. Evaluation
  • Digital Era: What Challenges for the Next Generation?
    • 1.1. College-level teaching
    • 1.1.9. Educationl tasks
    Robotic, artificial intelligence, Internet of things, deep learning or big data: digital era heralds big challenges for education and workplace. Nowadays, 65 % of school entering children will have an occupation that hasn't existed yet, predicted Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Which directions must be prioritized in learning (...)
  • Office 365: Producing Interactive Content with Sway!
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.5. Software suite
    Many interactive content creation tools are offered online, and one might still wonder which one to choose. To design pedagogical content, Sway allows you to assemble blocks of text, insert images, link quizzes, imbed videos and narrations, etc. It’s an all in one pedagogical production tool to discover! (...)
  • Let Research Help You Navigate the Waters of Technology in the Classroom
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.1. Information and communication technology
    Why did we conduct our study on technology in the classroom and what is the potential impact of our findings? To examine a key point of view on the use of technology in higher education that is often ignored : the student perspective! More precisely, which technopedagogical tools are the most or the least useful according to students and why? Our study (...)
  • Social Pedagogy to Promote Pluralistic Dialogues in Classrooms: Lessons from Project SOMEONE
    • 1.3. Citizenship education
    • 1.3.1. Citizen's education
    Project SOMEONE (Social Media EducatiON Every day) is based on open discussions on social and political issues, which proved to be positively correlated with critical thinking skills, tolerance of different viewpoints and commitments to civic engagement. Explore the benefits and challenges of having these discussions with students. Building on the (...)
  • Office 365: Teach, Learn, Assess and Collaborate with SharePoint, Teams and Planner
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.5. Software suite
    Sharepoint, Teams and Planner, from the Office 365 suite, offer many possibilities in a pedagogical context. Do you need help before diving into this pool of applications? Explore the options given by their communication and collaboration functionalities (...)
  • Primary Principles to Provide Accessible and Inclusive Courses
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.1. Information and communication technology
    Are your courses accessible and inclusive? Accessibility and inclusion should not be a course design afterthought, but it should not also be an unsurmountable challenge. Explore simple principles and technopedagogical tools to improve your courses in this way. These good practices will help with one of the most common barriers of many at-risk students and (...)
  • Collaborative Classes: a Successful Strategy for Students From Various CEGEP
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.2. Participation and motivation
    How did principals of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Active Learning (AL) and online collaboration affect student success in a fall 2017 geography classroom? We address successes and challenges related to this project, where students from various CEGEPS across Quebec participated in similar long-term AL projects and shared their progress online. We (...)
  • Office 365: Teach, Learn and Assess with Class Notebook, Forms and the Office Suite
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.5. Software suite
    More and more, Office 365 is making is way into our teaching environments. What possibilities does this web-based tool offer regarding pedagogical productions or activities and assessment conceptions? How can one maximize the pedagogical potential of the office suite as well as other applications like OneDrive, Class Notebook, OneNote and Forms? (...)
  • Digital Scrapbooking: An Ethical Writing Strategy
    • 1.4. Intellectual property
    • 1.4.3. Managing digital royalties
    How can we differentiate between digital scrapbooking, copying and pasting and plagiarism? Which practices should we accept, tolerate, report or punish? Learn more about how teaching students acceptable practices such as digital scrapbooking strategies can result in ethically written papers. (...)
  • Low-Tech Active Learning Classroom: A Good Fit for Your College
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.9. Active education, education by project, approach by problem
    What do low-tech active learning classrooms (ALCs) look like? What are the advantages and disadvantages of low-tech ALCs as opposed to high-tech ALCs? Discover the process the Cegep de Sept-Îles went through from the original idea to the physical space, including the importance of consulting with teachers to evaluate current practices and needs, bringing (...)
  • Asynchronous distance learning: how do you efficiently organize your content?
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.10. Technopedagogy
    Building an online asynchronous course requires an important upfront time investment. However, if time is invested on organizing content right from the start, it should prove to be efficient for the teacher and really engaging for the students. This Online Kiosk will allow you to share and learn from one another’s best practices. (...)
  • Slacking off: Team Tools in the Classroom
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.4. Equipment
    The use of technology in the classroom is wide ranging. It opens up seemingly endless opportunities for innovative approaches to learning. Of particular interest is the team communication tool Slack when teaching CEGEP English. The tool can help to engage discussion, share a range of documentation, and develop communication skills, but potentially do so (...)
  • Promoting Students’ Academic Integrity and Creativity through Instructions
    • 1.4. Intellectual property
    • 1.4.3. Managing digital royalties
    Promoting academic integrity (AI) and creativity through instructions can be seen as a big challenge. What does academic integrity mean? What are the ten principles of AI and the causes of plagiarism? Presentation of the teacher’s role in fostering creativity and promoting AI through the use of clear and precise instructions and expectations. (...)
  • 21st Century Knowledge and Digital Learning: Re-designing Teaching in a Digital Age
    • 1.1. College-level teaching
    • 1.1.8. Educational systems
    The key challenge for university and college instructors is how best to prepare students for a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. This entails a shift of focus from content mastery to high-level skills development. What teaching methods will facilitate such a shift? What role should technology play in making this change? Why is blended and (...)
  • Educating for Freedom in a Pervasive Digital Environment
    • 1.3. Citizenship education
    • 1.3.1. Citizen's education
    : During the last quarter of century, digital industries have entertained children and adolescents ignoring and denying negative impacts on their mental and physical health. Attracting and catching young people's attention has become an ultra profitable business. How can young adults avoid and prevent digital addiction and protect liberty ? Participants (...)
  • Why open educational resources?
    • 1.4. Intellectual property
    • 1.4.3. Managing digital royalties
    Open Educational Resources (OER) constitute an important resource with the potential to facilitate the expansion of quality education and learning opportunities worldwide. New developments in information technology, especially with tablets, mobile phones and gaming devices, highlight the shortcomings and challenges for the education community. Such (...)
  • The Sandbox: a Place to Create, Collaborate and Play with Innovative Ideas!
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.4. Equipment
    In this era of fast and profound change, a bold and innovative student opportunity is taking shape! The John Abbott Sandbox is an innovation and social entrepreneurship centre located in a room designed to create the most flexible, fun, innovative and collaborative environment possible. Its mission: to engage students in a problem-solving process for (...)
  • Gamification: When Learning Becomes a Serious Game
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.10. Technopedagogy
    Why should we consider the use of gamification and serious games in education? How can it be implemented in your classroom? This flipped activity replicates the flipped classroom model which means you need to watch two short videos on YouTube to be ready to talk about gamification with us. (...)
  • Show & Tell UDL
    • 1.1. College-level teaching
    • 1.1.1. Audience, target public clientele
    The principles of Universal Design for Learning include multiple ways of engaging students, teaching, and assessing students learning. During this workshop, teachers demonstrate how they use UDL in the engagement, teaching and assessment of students' learning. The session allowed teachers to share, ask questions and discuss how to affect academic success. (...)
  • Why & How to Teach Online
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.10. Technopedagogy
    Thinking of teaching online? Preparing for online classes is not quite a simple transfer from the traditional classroom setting. Whether the online class is delivered in a synchronous or asynchronous approach, online teaching requires some "re-orientation" in order to effectively plan a pedagogical strategy to engage students in an online learning (...)
  • Educational Technology: It’s about the Teaching First
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.10. Technopedagogy
    According to the CBC, "we have seen a seismic shift in the way we value the traditional way to teach... [ It ] began with the advent of computers, smart phones and tablets; then veered to learning from professors on screens, the proliferation of virtual classrooms and the launch of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses.)" This session explores more immediate (...)
  • Sharing Ed Tech Discoveries!
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.10. Technopedagogy
    A discussion about our most interesting Ed Tech discoveries from 2014-2015. Your host, Ryan W. Moon from the English side of Profweb, will be sharing some of the groundbreaking projects he discovered this year. Don't miss out on this event, being broadcast live from the AQPC conference in Saguenay. (...)
  • Noise in the Data: Qualitative Research and Evidence-Based Pedagogy
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.5. Education's philosophy
    As forces of technological innovation and global migration impact universities nationwide, understanding the role of electronic and second-language literacy is critical. (...)
  • Teaching on the Edges of Technology
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.8. Constructivism and socioconstructivism
    Ann-Louise Davidson's research revolves around the changes brought by digital technologies in the educational system and their impact on how we learn individually and socially. (...)
  • iPads in Education: A Perfect Learning Companion
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.4. Equipment
    iPads are transforming the way we teach and learn. Powerful creative tools, interactive textbooks, and a universe of apps and content make for endless learning possibilities. Come and discuss with us great ways to use this tool in education. (...)
  • Can Technology Promote Academic Integrity?
    • 1.3. Citizenship education
    • 1.3.1. Citizen's education
    Utilizing various devices (smartphones, smartwatches, tablets), students have increasing access to information, making it easier than ever to "cheat virtually". Can technology help teachers to prevent this? Come and discuss your ideas with us! (...)
  • Using Technologies to Support Student Success
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.1. School persistence and success
    Students today are growing up in a world where technology and digital resources are an integral part of their everyday lives. Can we use such technology to benefit the students and support their success? Come and discuss your ideas with us! (...)
  • Designing with Seaweed in Mind: An Online Approach
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.9. Active education, education by project, approach by problem
    This is the story of how two teachers, one at John Abbott College and one at Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles, successfully designed a problem-based Chemistry project which allowed their students, in two different geographical classrooms, to work collaboratively with each other. (...)
  • Pedagogical Implications of Presentation Technology
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.10. Technopedagogy
    From overhead transparencies to Prezi, and from PowerPoint to MindMeister, many of us use presentation tools in our teaching practices. Yet, pedagogical principles behind the use of these tools are often left undiscussed. This interactive session will explore ways to make presentation technology as pedagogically appropriate as possible. Through a quick (...)
  • I’m Told I Flipped the Classroom – Who Knew?
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.9. Active education, education by project, approach by problem
    As a new Cegep teacher integrating the use of technology in my classroom, I discovered Atomic Learning, a web based online training platform for popular software. This presentation will cover how this training tool enabled my students to learn at their own pace and how it led to me unwittingly designing a flipped classroom. (...)
  • Student TAs to Support Active Learning Activities
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.9. Active education, education by project, approach by problem
    Are you building more active learning activities into your courses but finding it hard to provide the necessary one-on-one feedback to students? Join us to learn how one teacher developed a system to designate a student as "TA for the day" to help provide that extra support for in-class activities. (...)
  • Higher Education in the Age of the Internet
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.1. Information and communication technology
    In today's internet rich world, large amounts of information and knowledge are just a few clicks away. What skills will students need in a world where this is the norm? What role do teachers play in helping our students learn to manage all this information? What role will colleges and universities play in helping students gain these valuable skills? (...)
  • Copyrights or “Copyrisks” for Teachers in the CEGEP Environment
    • 1.4. Intellectual property
    • 1.4.1. Copyright
    With recent changes to Canadian Copyright legislation, this session will cover what you need to know about the Copyright Act and the particularities pertaining to in the education sector. (...)
  • Universal Design for Learning
    • 1.1. College-level teaching
    • 1.1.1. Audience, target public clientele
    Centennial is a private college located in Montreal Quebec. Its mission is to develop autonomous resilient learners through collaboration and innovation. In order to achieve this mission the College has adopted the philosophical framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). (...)
  • The Pedagogy of Active Learning Classrooms
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.9. Active education, education by project, approach by problem
    The Active Learning Classroom has taken the Anglophone sector of the Quebec College Network by storm. College after college have marshalled their resources to produce a classroom that reflects the ideals of the SCALE-UP project that began in the United States. The Entente Canada-Quebec has also acknowledged this trend by funding additional development of (...)
  • App-tastic: Using Apps and Social Media to Promote Student Success
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.1. School persistence and success
    In this special APOP + VTÉ EdTech Webinar, Chris Chadillon, Computer Science teacher at John Abbott College, will present emerging trends in Informational, Productivity Specific, Educational Specific, Educational Discipline Specific apps. This presentation will showcase the many ways social media can promote student learning, both in the classroom and (...)
  • Teaching and Learning in an Accessible Way
    • 1.1. College-level teaching
    • 1.1.1. Audience, target public clientele
    Although students with disabilities have always been a part of Quebec's Cegeps, their numbers have increased in recent years. Some colleges have responded by offering more information and communication technologies (ICTs), some mainstream and some adapted, as well as other services to accommodate these students and their teachers. (...)
  • Web 2.0 in the Classroom: Your Favourite Tools
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.1. Information and communication technology
    Tools of the Web 2.0 (or social Web), allow all Internet users to generate content, share, and collaborate online. In the world of education, the popularity of active and collaborative pedagogies as well as the idea of learning outside the classroom walls have led many teachers to incorporate these tools into their practice in recent years. Whether you are (...)
  • Flipping the Classroom
    • 1.1. College-level teaching
    • 1.1.1. Audience, target public clientele
    By inverting the theoretical and practical learning spaces, the flipped classroom modifies the role of the instructor, who becomes a guide and a multimedia content producer rather than a lecturer. What are the advantages of this new trend, and how can it be implemented? Our guest speaker, Audrey McGoldrick, is an online mathematics teacher at Learn Quebec (...)
  • iPad-agogy: Teaching with a Tablet
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.4. Equipment
    In early 2010, Apple unveiled a communication tool which changed our relationship with the virtual world: the iPad. Since then, IT manufacturers have commercialized dozens of computer tablet models, running on Android, Windows or custom operation systems. Millions of consumers acquired a tablet in the last 18 months; among them many teachers who started (...)
  • Rethinking Teaching & Learning in a Networked Reality
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.3. Public domain technologies
    Social networking services often get the bad rap of 'time-wasters' or tools that kids use inappropriately. Yet in reality, there are many social networks built upon passion, kindness, transparency, sharing, and collaboration. This keynote presentation will lead participants through a thoughtful exploration of these powerful human networks as they apply to (...)
  • Curious about Copyright and Copywrong?
    • 1.4. Intellectual property
    • 1.4.1. Copyright
    Copyright, it seems, is the elephant in the classroom. Despite our willingness to do no harm with new and creative technologies in our teaching, Copyright issues are always lurking in the background. This presentation aims to introduce Copyright principles to Educators and Administrators in Quebec's Colleges. Beyond general principles, this presentation (...)
  • How to successfully plan, develop and realize an active learning space in your college
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.9. Active education, education by project, approach by problem
    Many of us are now sold on the notion of active learning. Indeed, many of us are adapting our teaching style to incorporate more and more active learning techniques and strategies. But most of us don't have access to classrooms that were specifically designed for active learning. So, how do we change that? How do we go from wanting an active learning space (...)
  • The ICT Profile for College Students. What’s that?
    • 1.1. College-level teaching
    • 1.1.6. Curriculums
    Our students need technical skills to search for, process and present information, as well as to collaborate and communicate at a distance. Universities and employers are expecting that students be equipped with these skills. Unfortunately, there is evidence that suggests that many of our so called "techno-savy" students have not yet mastered these key (...)
  • Digital Natives, Immigrants and Resistors: An Uneasy Mix at the College Level
    • 1.1. College-level teaching
    • 1.1.1. Audience, target public clientele
    The college classroom today is replete with digital natives. This refers to the generation born after 1980 that has, ostensibly, grown up with Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as central to their everyday lives. Digital immigrants, on the other hand, refer to that part of the population who were born earlier than natives (...)
  • Use and Integration of Smart Board Lectures with a Course Management System
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.1. Information and communication technology
    Guest speaker David Adley, Chemistry teacher, Dawson College. For the past year I have been using an interactive electronic whiteboard, a Smartboard, instead of a conventional blackboard to teach my introductory Organic Chemistry class. Although surprisingly easy to use, this technology has allowed me to dramatically improve student access to the (...)
  • Problem-Based Learning
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.9. Active education, education by project, approach by problem
    Following socio-constructivism development, problem-based learning (PBL) has proven its value over the last forty years. More recently, online learning has also demonstrated its relevance largely thanks to PBL. In this workshop, we will focus on how learning activities, for the most part born in Marcel Pérez's classroom, have been adapted in an online (...)
  • Profweb’s Personal Space
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.1. Information and communication technology
    Profweb's Personal Space provides simple, secure and reliable webhosting for academic websites free to members of the teaching staff of the Quebec college network. Furthermore, for sites hosted elsewhere, it is possible to create a link to them from a listing in the Personal Space. If your college will host your website, there may still be a number of very (...)
  • Embedding New Dynamics into Classrooms of the Future
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.10. Technopedagogy
    Quebec's institutions of higher education are faced with a huge challenge over the next few years. To start, there is be the arrival of the "millennium students," who have grown up with interactive and social networking technologies, as well as a different type of pedagogy brought about by the curricula reforms in Quebec high schools (QEP). (...)
  • Decentralized Learning
    • 1.2. Education (theories and models)
    • 1.2.9. Active education, education by project, approach by problem
    In this Net Talk, Stephen Downes will explore the idea of decentralized learning. The model, pioneered in such events as the Connectivism and Connective Knowledge course, revolves around the idea that there is no core content which must be learned, but rather a body of loosely related materials that different people explore in different ways in (...)
  • Researching the Net Generation: Separating Fact from Fiction
    • 1.1. College-level teaching
    • 1.1.1. Audience, target public clientele
    Did you ever wonder how your students' generation, the so-called Net Generation, is different? Much has been said and written about the young people now entering the CEGEP. What is true and what is false? Find out what the research has to say with our guest speaker Mark Bullen. Mark Bullen, from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is an (...)
  • Come Learn How to Share… Knowledge
    • 1.5. Information and communication technology
    • 1.5.3. Public domain technologies
    At our first Net Talk event, Dr. Enrique Velasco Sanchez will be on site from UNAM University in Mexico with his students (college teachers) to present his experience on using Web 2.0. He will explain collaborative knowledge building, why it is important, and how we can facilitate it by integrating widely available Web 2.0 tools in our classes. (...)

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