June 1, 2011

Using Networks to Teach and Learn

Networking is a theme often mentioned during these first days of June, especially during the AQPC Symposium. Not only does it reflect the theme of this symposium where the entire Profweb team will be present, it is also a principle that we at Profweb have promoted during our participation in activities and initiatives throughout this year:

From January to June 2011:

January 2011:

  • An event bringing together new IT Representatives ‘Using Profweb’s Research Functions”: During the presentation, we discussed our research tools and the richness of our archives.

February 2011:

  • Three days of meetings focusing on ICT at the Educational Technology Fair of Dawson College: Profweb made a presentation at this exciting collection of workshops about varied facets of IT in our colleges.

March 2011:

  • Profweb Presntation in the département de Litterature et de Français at Collège Édouard-Montpétit.
  • An APOP NetTalk on the use of WordPress Blogs in the Personal Space of Profweb.

April 2011:

  • The launch of the Profweb album in the CCDMD‘s World of Images: Profweb videos, which sometimes are contributed by members of the IT Network, will now be integrated into this collection of pedagogical media. Among the videos in this collection, you can see “Information Technology Skill Certification at Collège Gérald-Godin.”

    Exemples d’applications pédagogiques de Moodle dans un cours d’économie

  • Profweb at the Blue Metropolis Festival: This event brought together writers and teachers of different educational levels discussing the educational use of twittécriture.
  • Profweb on APOP_enligne: This dinêr-causerie brought together teachers and pedagogical counselors discussing the educational value of Twitter. Among the participants was Jean-Yves Fréchette, the author of the story “La culture des réseaux comme idéologie pédagogique“.

May 2011:

  • The Pedagogical Workshops of the ACPQ: Profweb presented workshops in both English and French to help you think outside the box!
  • Participation in MoodleMoot at Dawson College: Profweb participated in this meeting comparing experiences and gaining knowledge of the use of the Moodle Platform.

Events on our agenda for June 2011:

  • Profweb and the use of ICT resources were the topics under discussion at a presentation for the département de Langues at Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon.
  • Profweb will attend the College Lafleche pedagogical day on June 6.
  • Profweb returns to RASCALS, the annual ESL convention on June 6 and 7 in Orford.
  • At the AQPC, in addition to offering a workshop on June 8 about the site and its resources, Profweb will participate in an activity on the theme of social networks in an educational setting which promises to be particularly dynamic on June 9.
  • And finally, Profweb will be releasing a new report over the summer called “Cloud-based Blended Synchronous/Asynchronous Shared Documents – Supporting collaboration and promoting active learning among students” by János Varga. Link on the image below for an exciting ‘sneak preview’!

As you can see, there is no shortage of activities. If you want Profweb to conduct a workshop and present IT resources at your college, do not hesitate to contact us!

In closing, in order to best meet your needs, Profweb has developed its strategic planning process this winter and hopes to offer a complete personalized environment to support teachers in the integration of ICT in the coming years. To this end, we will be offering various activities to help us better understand your needs. If you have a comment or suggestion, please note that you can communicate with us at any time. Our contact details are in the ‘Contact Us‘ section.

The entire Profweb team would like to use this final column of 2010-2011 to thank our contributors and to wish you all a happy summer. Enjoy this time of rest and recuperation. We will be looking forward to seeing you in August with resources to inspire you!

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