The Network of ICT Respondents (ITREP Network) is a community of practice that brings together, animates and supports the Pedagogical Counsellor responsible for the pedagogical integration of technologies in public and private CEGEPs and colleges in Quebec. It has been affiliated with the Fédération des cégeps since November 2004 and collaborates with the ICT partners of the college network.
The ITREP Network is primarily aimed at ICT Pedagogical Counsellor, but the work of the work teams has a direct impact on teachers and students by providing them with bilingual reference frameworks (the ICT Profile for College Students, guide to help set up ICT educational activities, etc.), and websites (CyberSelf.ca, the ICTProfile.ca web space). The ITREP Network also initiated the Badge Collegial.ca project.
The work plan of the ITREP Network is defined annually by its members and is validated by the CAP Committee on ICTs of the Federation of CEGEPs. Each member is free to choose his type of contribution and to collaborate or not to work specific objects. In principle, the ICTPC does this in collaboration with the management of its college. Mandates may involve more than one director in the college.
ITREPs From English-Speaking CEGEPs and Colleges
Activities intended for ITREPs from English-speaking CEGEPs and colleges are organized, including in-person meetings, videoconferences and translation of resources produced by the ITREP Network or its members.
ICT Partners From the College Network
ICT Partners from the college network participate in activities of the ITREP Network and conversely: they present activities about their resources and services. In fact, many of them are members of an ITREP Network working group.
Achievements and Work
ICT Profile for College Students
The ICT Profile for College Students includes skills related to searching for, processing and presenting information, networking skills and the efficient and responsible use of ICT.
To support the development of these skills in courses and programs, the ICTProfile.ca web space (bilingual) features resources for students and teachers: tutorials, pedagogical scenarios, learning activities, etc.
Most of the resources found in the ICTProfile.ca Web Space come from ICT Partners from the college network and the website is hosted by Profweb. Other organizations such as ADTE and REBICQ also collaborate in this project. Digital badge experiments to attest the mastering of skills of the ICT Profile in regular day-division instruction and the recognition of acquired competencies (RAC) are currently in progress.
CyberSelf.ca is a bilingual website which aims to provide tools for college students in using social media and cyber communications, such as potential and real risks, risk prevention and intervention. An Ideal Applicant Guide is being developed: this guide will inform and raise student awareness of the importance of projecting a professional image on the web during a job search.
ICT and Student Success
A working group is currently developing a guide that proposes steps and tools to plan and implement a pedagogical activity that integrates ICT, and to assess its efficiency in increasing student success. The guide and resources will be hosted by Profweb.
Implementing cloud computing in colleges raises legal, technical and pedagogical concerns. The ITREP Network aims to make these concerns better known and understood. It also supports the pedagogical integration of cloud computing in classrooms.
Freeware in Colleges
In collaboration with the ADTE, the ITREP Network publishes news about experiments with and the implementation of freeware in a discipline, program or college, instead of proprietary software. The ADTE participates in the ICTProfile.ca web space.
ICT Plan Development Guide
ITREPs who participated in developing an ICT plan in their college discuss their experience with those whose ICT plan is in development: committee, structures, issues, schedule, etc.
Resources are developed by ITREPs and various activities are organized to raise awareness and train college professionals to better prevent electronic plagiarism.