News 2016

Our best wishes

December 21, 2016
Please note that the CCDMD will be closed from December 24 until January 2. We look forward to hearing from you as of January 3!

New resource available in the CCDMD catalogue

November 23, 2016
The Writer’s Toolkit for College Students aims to help CEGEP students achieve their academic, professional and personal goals by becoming more effective communicators. As the main component of the Writer’s Toolkit, the General Education handbook provides a guide for student writing in all programs and a base for many types of CEGEP [...]

AutoCAD for the Theatre now available in PDF version

November 23, 2016
AutoCAD for the Theatre is now available in an electronic version and has been added to the CCDMD catalogue. This fully illustrated book is organized around a practical step-by-step project: the technical drawings for the set of a play titled A Matter of Murder and Peerage in the Scottish Manor. By using AutoCAD to develop this project, [...]

Two textbooks now available in an electronic version

October 21, 2016
Two textbooks are now available in an electronic version and have been added to the CCDMD catalogue: …and One Classical: A Shakespeare Audition Handbook and Stationary Machines: Safety First! …and One Classical: A Shakespeare Audition Handbook is a textbook for theatre students wherein author Doug Buchanan, a teacher at Dawson College, [...]

Launch of the CCDMD Call for Projects 2017

October 18, 2016
The CCDMD Call for Projects 2017 is now available online! You will soon receive a copy from your Academic Dean or your Department Coordinator. You can also download the documents from the Call for Projects section of the CCDMD website. We are awaiting your proposals, which you should send to us no later than Friday, March 3, 2016. If your [...]

New resource for the English Exit Exam available in the CCDMD catalogue

September 23, 2016
Techniques and Devices is an interactive online resource recently added to the CCDMD Learning Centre to help students prepare for the English Exit Exam. Literary techniques and devices – tools authors use to convey their ideas (e.g., symbol, cause and effect, metaphor, analogy, imagery, etc.) – are the focus of this resource, designed by [...]

Second Language Proficiency Test: offered free of charge until September 30

August 23, 2016
The TPLS is an educational resource created by the Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (CCDMD) for the Québec college network. This online, adaptive test evaluates a student’s level of oral and written comprehension in French or English. It is meant to be administered twice during the student’s college studies: once at [...]

The CCDMD launches the 6th edition of the World of Images Intercollegiate Photo Contest

August 21, 2016
The CCDMD is launching, for the sixth consecutive year, its annual photo contest for college students across the Québec college network. The competition will award more than $3,000 in prizes, including $1,000 for the best photograph, a People’s Choice prize and an Environment and Sustainable Development prize. This latter one is presented [...]

Start the school year in style with the CCDMD

August 15, 2016
As the summer draws to a close, the CCDMD is back at work helping teachers in the CEGEP network prepare for the new school year. Take a few minutes to have a look at the recent additions to our catalogue and at our latest news. And we wish you a smooth takeoff for 2016–2017! New products    New materials for Problem-Based [...]

New materials for Problem-Based Learning

July 20, 2016
The Problem-Based Learning for College Physics website added 10 new practical problems. Originally designed by Nathaniel Lasry, a physics teacher at John Abbott College, this website offers CEGEP teachers high-quality problem-based learning (PBL) activities that have been tested in Québec CEGEP classrooms. Several authors have contributed to [...]