Raspberry Pi and Micro Controllers in the Classroom Workshops

LEARN Québec, in collaboration with la Vitrine technologie-éducation (VTÉ), Kids Code Jeunesse et le Club Framboise presents for the second time, Raspberry Pi in the Classroom: Part Two, February 24rd. Click here to register. These workshops are open to all educators! Location: LEARN training room Time: 9:30 to 3:00 pm On May 19th, they will run a Micro Controllers…

Workshop on Using Social Media in Education

An online workshop on using social media in distance education will be offered during UB on Februrary 22nd. The workshop, offered in French, will be animated by Nelson Jean of Université de Rimouski. Although the context of the discussion will be distance education, topics relevant to incorporating social media into one’s courses will be covered.…

Invitation to an IPESA Revision Brainstorming Session

Vanier teachers are invited to a townhall brainstorming session on the Institutional Policy on the Evaluation of Student Achievement (IPESA). The purpose of this meeting is to bring out key issues that will set guidelines for the revision of the IPESA. Come help us highlight strengths and areas for improvement in the current IPESA! Brainstorming Session…

App Speed Dating: Virtual Workshop on VIA Feb 3, 2017

A virtual workshop will be held to explore which apps and platforms can best be used by students for digital scrap-booking: an original, digital collage of research on, and curation of, information students find in the library and/or the internet. Six apps that are useful for digital scrap-booking will be discussed: Endnote – presented by…

Talk on Fake Online News Now Available for Viewing

How do we best teach our students to evaluate what they read online? In part, we must be well informed ourselves. La Toile des Communicateurs, in collaboration with TELUQ and other partners, hosted a talk on fake news entitled Les faussetés sur le Web : un vrai problème. The talk was given by Jeff Yates, the…

Article on predatory publishers

Something to watch out for if you are interested in publishing your work or attending a conference, or while evaluating the scholarly sources cited by your students: University Affairs recently published an article entitled Beware! Academics are getting reeled in by scam journals. As the article explains, “Predatory and mediocre journals are based on the model…

Upcoming workshops on preparing projects and proposals for Development and Support Opportunities

Pedagogical Support and Innovation will be offering two workshops for teachers interested in Vanier’s Development and Support Opportunities: Planning a Research or Pedagogical Innovation Project (January 25) and Preparing a Research or Pedagogical Innovation Project Proposal (February 1). Workshop descriptions are as follows: Planning a Research or Pedagogical Innovation Project Wednesday, January 25, D221, 12:00-1:30…

Talk on False Information on the Web

We’re all too familiar these days with false news stories and the negative impact they can have. How do we best teach our students to evaluate what they read online? In part, we must be well informed ourselves. This month, la Toile des Communicateurs, in collaboration with TELUQ and other partners, is hosting a conference…

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