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Meeting: June 12-13, 2013 – Dawson College


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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Time Activities
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Welcome words and activities of the meeting
9 h 15 Activities to choose

10 h 15 Health break
10 h 45 Did you say “ICT profile implementation”? (French)
12 h 15 Lunch
13 h 15 REPTIC/IT Reps Network : summary of work and actions 2012–2013, and preparation 2013–2014 (French)
14 h 30 Activities to choose

15 h 15 Health break
15 h 45 Activities to choose

17 h Cocktail to mark two launches :

  • The ADTE-REPTIC survey on free software in higher education
  • Bilingual video clips to support student learning of ICT Profile skills


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Time Activities
8 h 30 Breakfast
9 h Activities to choose

10 h Activities to choose

10 h 30 Health break
11 h Activities to choose

12 h Lunch
13 h Activities to choose

14 h World REPTIC Café on the hot topics of the day! (French)
15 h 30 Until we meet again!


Activities Description

e-Plagiarism—prevention and detection: sharing (French)
Guy Germain (Bois-de-Boulogne) and René Bélanger (Matane) | Wednesday, 9:15

In recent years, colleges have implemented solutions for the prevention (policies, teacher training, and awareness campaigns) and detection (detection software) of e-plagiarism. The college network provides various resources to support both teachers and students, yet electronic plagiarism still seems to be a major concern.

This roundtable will be a great opportunity to share our practices and concerns about electronic plagiarism in our colleges. The topics under discussion have been selected based on the response to a call sent to everyone on the REPTIC list.

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Active Learning Classroom Guided Tour (bilingual activity – room 3F.37)
Kathy Morrison and Rafael Scapin (Dawson) | Wednesday, 9:15

A guided tour in our newest Active Learning Classroom, with a workshop on best practices on how to effectively use Active Learning.

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Did you say “ICT profile implementation”? (French)
Marie-Josée Tondreau (Abitibi-Témiscamingue), Isabelle Tremblay (CNDF), Huguette Dupont (Granby Haute-Yamaska) and Geneviève Lizée (Drummondville) | Wednesday, 10:45

How do we implement an ICT profile in a technical or non-technical program? What are the respective roles of the PC-ICT, of PCs, and of teachers? What teaching is attached to the ICT Profile? What techno-pedagogical vision should be developed? What training or development do these actors need to properly understand everyone’s roles and the implementation process and implementation strategies? How do we properly guide our teachers during implementation? These are the questions we will try to answer by means of this activity. We will also present a summary of the work of the 2012–2013 ICT Profile team.

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REPTIC/IT Reps Network–summary of work and actions 2012–2013, and preparation 2013–2014 (French)
Nicole Perreault (Réseau REPTIC) and Team responsibles | Wednesday, 13:15

In a single year, the spirit of collaboration and the generosity that motivate members of the REPTIC Network produces a lot of work that can be reinvested in the professional practice of each and all of us. This activity is intended as an important meeting where work teams and the Network facilitator will take stock of the work and actions completed in 2012–2013. We will be asked to identify future actions and, where applicable, to propose other objectives and actions.

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The BRER Project (Banque de Ressources éducatives en Réseau) (French)
Yves Munn (VTÉ), Marc-Antoine Parent (GTN-Québec) | Wednesday, 14:30

This project (involving the educational resource bank network) is jointly managed by Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne by means of Vitrine technologie-éducation (VTÉ) and by Télé-université (TÉLUQ) and its research centre LICEF.

We will introduce COMÈTE, a software application under development that enables users to find, aggregate, organize as a collection, and disseminate the digital heritage of educational institutions and other stakeholders in the educational system.

Initially, Comète was built by pooling three existing tools:

  • Eureka, developed by Vitrine technologie-éducation
  • Paloma, developed by LICEF, and
  • ORI-OAI, the tool francophone universities use for their digital materials

In practice, Comète development took a direction fully based on Semantic Web and on new associative bases between metadata (RDF approach, with connected data logic or Linked Data).

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Synchronous On-line Learning with BigBlueButton: A Free, Open Source Videconferencing (English – room 2F.24)
Frederick Dixon and Jesus Federico (BigBlueButton, Ottawa) | Wednesday, 14:30

The need for synchronous learning tools is increasing as faculty and students look for more ways to teach and collaboration on-line. For three years, the BigBlueButton project has been building an open source web conferencing system for on-line learning that is tightly integrated into Moodle and Sakai an also supports LTI. This session will be hosted by the Product Manager for BigBlueButton (Fred Dixon) and the maintainer of the integrations with external applications (Jesus Federico).

We will provide you a detailed update on the latest developments of BigBlueButton (including improvements to record and playback), our efforts to support HTML5 clients and non-flash environments, and our road map for future versions of BigBlueButton. During the presentation, we will share with you best practices for integrating real-time collaboration into your teaching (one-on-one tutoring, virtual office hours, and live classes). In return, we welcome your feedback on BigBlueButton and on our plans for improvements to BigBlueButton for the education community in Quebec.

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DECclic, Moodle, and beyond… Place and format of a Moodle practices community (French)
François Lizotte (DECclic) and Martin Richard (Lanaudière à Joliette) | Wednesday, 15:45

This activity will first provide a brief overview of the past three years covering our migration from DECclic II to Moodle, this followed by a presentation of the core of our strategic plan for the next five years. In short, where do we go after the migration phase is complete?

Then, following a call to all from Martin Richard (last March – see compilation by clicking here), a number of IT Reps found that it would be interesting to set up a discussion and help forum on Moodle. Almost everyone agreed that we should not limit this community to DECclic member colleges. I had several suggestions on the format and hosting of this forum. Here are the most interesting:

  • Host on DECclic, but open to all
  • Host on Profweb
  • Use existing Moodle Quebec Group forums
  • Use existing forums of the francophone community at Moodle.org

In addition, some questions remain:

  • Should we separate teachers from administrators?
  • Should we limit this forum to questions about Moodle or should the forum have a broader purpose and allow IT Reps to discuss the topics of their choice?

In the coming months, Profweb will offer you a brand new site. The site will continue to provide access to products and services in support of teachers who wish to integrate ICTs into teaching and learning, but it will do so in a more modern and user-friendly environment.

In recent months, we have met with teachers, pedagogical counsellors, and Web consultants. They have provided valuable assistance in the process of redesigning Profweb by giving it more links and making it more vibrant and people-oriented.

Profweb will present findings from our discussions and the avenues to be pursued on the new site. 

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A Celebration of All Things SHERPA! (English – room 2F.24)
Évelyne Granger (APOP), Orzu Kamolova (DECclic Moodle), Norm Spatz (Profweb), Christophe Reverd (VTÉ) | Wednesday, 15:45

A celebration of all SHERPA teamwork. Four IT partners come together to give a tour of four dimensional SHERPA. DECclic explains how to link to the resource through Moodle. APOP presents scenarios for its use and VTE presents plans for a living lab on the subject. Profweb tells the story of how it has already been used.

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Promoting collaboration between REPTIC and adapted services reps: to improve the compensation that technological aids provide to students in a handicap situation (French)
Martin Pelletier (Lanaudière à Terrebonne) and Marc Tremblay (Vieux Montréal) | Thursday, 9:00

In the 1980s, the emergence of adapted services in colleges enabled the use of technology to promote the social participation of students in a handicap situation. Today, the use of these technological aids is constantly changing. If we are to overcome the obstacles faced by students in a handicap situation using this technology, joint multidisciplinary action is essential.

To promote such action, we will present the steps used by adapted services reps in providing technological assistance and an example of collaboration between the IT rep and the adapted services rep, namely, the experience of Cégep de Terrebonne. We will in particular present the path of the ICT rep in this collaboration. By means of this example, we would like to discuss what would generally facilitate collaboration between IT reps and adapted services reps.

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Moodle Best Practices (English – room 2F.24)
Rafael Scapin (Dawson), Orzu Kamolova (DECclic Moodle) | Thursday, 9:00

Learn simple and very effective techniques on how to improve a Moodle Course.  Other IT REPs/REPTIC  can also share what they are doing to improve Moodle courses  in their Cegeps.

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The CAVA project—Online study help!  (French – room 2E.8B)
Chantal Desrosiers, Yassine El Bouraqadi (Trois-Rivières) and Lise Frenette (Cité collégiale) | Thursday, 9:00

This activity presents CAVA, a French learning portal that gives students enrolled in partner colleges access to pedagogical tools and resources. An online tutoring service is available to support and encourage academic perseverance and success.

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Profweb redesign: findings, avenues to pursue  (French)
Séverine Parent (Profweb) | Thursday, 10:00

In the coming months, Profweb will offer you a brand new site. The site will continue to provide access to products and services in support of teachers who wish to integrate ICTs into teaching and learning, but it will do so in a more modern and user-friendly environment. In recent months, we have met with teachers, pedagogical counsellors, and Web consultants. They have provided valuable assistance in the process of redesigning Profweb by giving it more links and making it more vibrant and people-oriented. Profweb will present findings from our discussions and the avenues to be pursued on the new site.

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Update on FutursProfs project productions  (French – room 2F.24)
Samuel Fournier St-Laurent (Ahuntsic), Bruno Poellhuber (Université de Montréal) | Thursday, 10:00

The objective of the FutursProfs project is primarily to create training resources to facilitate the pedagogical integration of 17 different technological tools (wikis, blogs, etc.) by current and future teachers in the college network. The project was already presented to ICT reps at the September 2011 meeting. This activity provides an overview of all material produced and of ways to access it. The videos have been uploaded to the World of images page (futurprofs album). The typology of the TLRs created in the project can be accessed at http://typologie.futursprofs.ca.

In addition, The ICT activity pedagogical scripting assistance tool is available upon request (Excel format). As for the FutursProfs site (under development), it will be a place for integrating all resources and a community of practice based on an Elgg platform and will enable the sharing of best educational practices and TLRs. IT reps will be asked to discuss the possibility of working together to develop modules in Moodle that could be offered to everyone.

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Implementation path of LibreOffice at Cégep de Rimouski: deployment status of free and/or open-source software  (French)
Bruno Lavoie (Rimouski) | Thursday, 11:00

The implementation of LibreOffice at Cégep de Rimouski is the result of a planning that began in June 2009. Since then, a committee of 15 people has discussed use at the Cegep of free and/or open-source software. In May 2012, following up on the committee’s conclusions, the Cegep administration adopted implementation of the LibreOffice automated suite to replace Microsoft Office 2003. We will review the various actions taken to promote the implementation of free software. Finally, thanks to teamwork, free and open-source solutions continue their deployment at the Cegep.

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Evaluation of productions 2.0  (French – room 2F.24)
Michelle Deschênes (O’Sullivan à Québec) | Thursday, 11:00

The evaluation of productions arising from the pedagogical integration of social Web tools can be a challenge for many teachers. The features and functionalities of a blog, a microblog, or Wiki result in changes both in the process used by students and in the presentation of a final product. If evaluation is to be consistent with learning activity objectives, these changes must be reflected in the evaluation tools used by the teacher.

The activity proposed to ICT respondents will begin with the presentation of the problem and of research objectives, and will then go on to clarify some of the concepts related to evaluation. Several research results will then be presented.

Finally, a selection of evaluation tools proposed in the research report will be presented. These tools will be introduced as examples of student productions so that participants can go through the steps of selecting the criteria best suited to each situation.

  • Documents : Presentation | Report Évaluation des productions issues de l’intégration pédagogique d’outils du web social : online or PDF

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Online Testing Software – Netquiz (for IT REPS only – room 2E.8B)
Paulette Cake (CCDMD) | Thursday, 11:00

This presentation will show you how this FREE testing software can allow teachers to create question-banks and upload them to a server. Quizzes can be created with the click of a mouse. The presenters will take you through the software, showing examples of already-existing quizzes, and more importantly, how to create your own. Question templates and practical tips on making quizzes will also be part of the workshop.

The quizzes featured have been created with Netquiz versions 2.9 and 4.0. Information will also be provided on the web version, Netquiz Web, which will be available in 2013.

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The conditions for effectiveness in active learning classes  (French)
Samuel Fournier St-Laurent (Ahuntsic), Chantal Desrosiers (Trois-Rivières), Bruno Poellhuber (Université de Montréal) | Thursday, 13:00

This research project was ranked as exceptional in the SSHRC competition that includes the Faculty of Education of Université de Montréal and five colleges: Ahuntsic, Dawson, Lanaudière à Terrebonne, Rosemont, and Trois-Rivières. Teachers from four of these colleges will participate in research on the different types of use of active learning classes and their impact on motivation, cognitive engagement, and student learning. The disciplines covered by this research are physics, literature, mathematics, and economics.

This activity aims to introduce the project but also to create a structured exchange mechanism with IT reps interested in following the project as well as with those who are already involved in similar projects. The project will lead to the development of data collection tools (questionnaires, interviews, tests, problem solving), which will be validated in a college context; these tools could potentially be used in a context of ICTs and success.

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NewsActivist.com: A web resource for fostering cross-campus collaboration between teachers and students (English – room 2F.24)
Gabriel Flacks (Champlain – Saint-Lambert) and Norm Spatz (Profweb) | Thursday, 13:00

This presentation introduces a website that provides a platform to connect blogging students from satellite campuses in a globally-linked online environment. To this end, this presentation will explain the site’s functionality and workflow and give examples of successful curricula that use the site to emphasize independent, guided creativity and encourage collaboration and cross-campus communication between both students and teachers. (For those who wish to test the site, after the presentation an opportunity to use the site with the developer present will be available.) The website was developed by Gabriel Flacks, Humanities Department Coordinator at Champlain College Saint Lambert. Since its launch in August 2012, the website has been supporting hundreds of students. The site undergoes translation to French in July, and this presentation introduces the resource to a larger audience, with the hope that appropriate teachers benefit from its use if alerted to its existence by REPTIC and IT reps.

The NewsActivist site is being used at these colleges and university: Champlain St. Lambert; Vieux Montreal; Édouard-Montpetit; Heritage; Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey; City College of New York, SUNY Brockport Community College in Rochester NY.

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World REPTIC Café on the hot topics of the day!  (French)
Samuel Fournier St-Laurent (Ahuntsic), Guy Germain (Bois-de-Boulogne), Manon Lessard (Jonquière), Chantal Desrosiers (Trois-Rivières) | Thursday, 14:00

The World Café is a creative process that aims to facilitate constructive dialogue and the sharing of knowledge: participants discuss a question or topic in small groups around tables. At regular intervals, the participants change tables. A facilitator stays at each table and takes notes. The activity is an opportunity for generating ideas, sharing knowledge, stimulating innovative thinking, and analyzing possible action in relation to ICT topics or questions. This networking and discussion activity will enable all participants to explore three themes (by visiting three tables) of the seven to be presented. At the end of the activity, facilitators will summarize the discussions that took place at their table.

List of participants by topic and by period:  click here.

  1. Pedagogical activities using the touch pad in a course (animation : Chantal Desrosiers)
  2. Pedagogical activities in an active learning class (animation : Samuel Fournier St-Laurent)
  3. Pedagogical use of social media (Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, MySpace, YouTube, Wikipedia)  (animation : coming soon)
  4. Using the interactive whiteboard (IWB) in class (animation : Gilles Boulanger)
  5. Organizing an ICT pedagogical activity in your college: winning activities and strategies (animation : Jocelyne Dupont)
  6. Sensitizing teachers and administrators to use of ICTs in class: winning strategies (animation : Guy Germain)
  7. Pedagogical activities with and in Moodle (animation : Manon Lessard)

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Launch of the ADTE-REPTIC survey on free software in higher education

The launch will provide an advance preview of a survey on free software that will have an initial distribution phase of 45 days. The results will be analyzed at the open conference and at the REPTIC meeting October 2013 in Quebec City..

Launch: Bilingual video clips to support student learning of ICT Profile skills

As part of a collaborative project between Cégep@distance and the REPTIC/IT Reps Network, some 40 English and French video clips were produced to help students master the skills of the ICT college student profile. The Canada-Québec Entente participated in funding the project. The launch will highlight the quality of the collaboration between individuals and groups involved, will showcase some of the video clips, and present the next project steps.

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organisationS Activities
 Logo CCDMD Véronica Gill, Philippe Bonneau, CCDMD – Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactiqueThe CCDMD has so much to offer! Meet us and find out more about our new products, productions under way, the Intercollegiate Photo Contest and the call for projects. You’ll also be able to make provisions for promotional materials to be distributed at your college.
Logo VTÉ Yves Munn, Christophe Reverd, Vitrine technologie-éducation The VTE team will be available to discuss on few Lab projects for the next year.

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