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January 18, 2010

Student ICT and Library Certification, an Added Dimension to the College Diploma

This text was initially published by Profweb under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence, before Eductive was launched.

In the last few years, Collège Gérald-Godin has been working on an ICT integration plan to permit students to attain a higher level of mastery in the areas of information and communication technology and information-searching skills.

To facilitate the integration of ICT abilities into the students’ academic experience, the college has recently come up with a new approach. ICT abilities are seamlessly integrated into class activities and evaluations in the students’ two mandatory English courses  as well as in their third physical education class. These courses are part of the general education courses that are taken by all the students in the college.

Do you want to learn more about this innovative project? Take a few minutes to watch the interview that Profweb did with Michel Lacroix, an ESL teacher at Collège Gérald-Godin.

ICT and information certification- Interview with Michel Lacroix (in French)

This video consists of 8 sections; the following table gives the title and the start time for each of them. By using the indicator on the time line above, it is possible to go to the desired section.

Title of the Section Time
Selection of ICT Abilities 01:11
Integrating the Skills into the Courses 01:59
Teaching Required Skills 04:08
Evaluating Student Skills 06:35
Student Participation 08:24
Benefits and Drawbacks of Project 09:24
Conditions Facilitating Project Implementation 11:01
Future of Project 12:47

Do you agree that guiding students in the development of their IT skills has become a necessity as we enter the year 2010? What is your college doing to develop these abilities? Share your experiences and opinions with your colleagues from around the province by posting in our Comments section.

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