The course MEC626 Prototypage rapide is centred around a learning activity called the Seminar, in which students coproduce high-quality French-language documentation that makes up a large part of the course notes. Social-constructivist in inspiration, this activity mobilizes the students to use tools and develop knowhow that will be useful to them in the practice of their profession. In all, seven technologies support the activity. Most noteworthy among them are: a variety of search engines that are used to find relevant information; a bibliographical management software that is useful for categorizing information and producing a collective database; and FTP transfer which allows the exchange of documents and serves as a showcase for student assignments. Not only does the Seminar enable students to familiarize themselves with the subject matter, it also offers them the opportunity to master a set of ICT based tools and methods, while providing them with an experience that is both significant and relevant.
Available online: 2005-03-17
Doré, S. (2004). Coproduction et partage de documentation francophone de qualité sur le prototypage rapide : une activité d’inspiration socioconstructiviste soutenue par les TIC. International Journal of Technologies in Higher Education, 1(2), 7-13. https://doi.org/10.18162/ritpu.2004.44