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Real life stories present teacher projects showcasing the inspiring use of technology in colleges. Written by or for teachers, they thrust the reader into the heart of the revolution happening in learning.

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Articles present breaking developments in information technology within the college network as well as worldwide to inspire readers in their integration of IT into their teaching.


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Ordinateur etudiante

Published May 29, 2018

My first experience with distance education as a new teacher

Eang-Nay Theam Teacher, Cégep de Baie-Comeau

In the fall of 2017, during my first year of teaching in a college, I was offered the possibility of giving the second literature course, Littérature et imaginaire (Literature and Imagination), as an evening distance-education class. That class comes after Écriture et littérature (Writing and Literature) (101) and precedes the Littérature québecoise (Literature from Quebec) (103) class. I was giving regular, in-class courses at the same time. I would like to tell you about my experience and share with you some strategies that encourage the students’ engagement. I would like to start by saying that I loved my experience!

French (Language and Literature)

Real Life Stories

Math exercices thumb

Published May 21, 2018

Asynchronous Computer Course to Foster the Autonomy of Science Students

Nancy Bluteau Teacher, Collège d'Alma
Annie Bouchard Teacher, Collège d'Alma

At the Collège d’Alma, students in Science are required to take a complementary computer course. This course was previously a face-to-face course, however since the fall of 2016, the course has been offered as an online course in asynchronous mode. This change was a resounding success!

Language of Mathematics and Computer Programming

Real Life Stories

Published May 8, 2018

A Student-Centered Blogging Project Combining Business and Literature

Patrick Savard Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

In the winter 2017 semester, I did some research on Inclusive Pedagogy and came across Learner-Centered Teaching, a book by Terry Doyle and Todd Zakrajsek that had me rethink the way I considered my role as a teacher. The book spoke so much to me that I very soon longed to experiment with its theories in the classroom. I literally turned my course upside down halfway through the semester in Long Fiction for Business, a program-specific core English course in the Business program at St. Lawrence. I moved on from a traditional lecture-based approach to a complete blog development project. I did not realize how much of a career-changing experience it would become.

Business Administration

Articles

Media sociaux vignette

Published June 4, 2018

Profweb’s 10 Most Consulted Publications for the Winter 2018 Session

Vanessa Rioux-Ouellet Intern in Masters Educational Technology, Profweb

Here is Profweb’s “bestseller” list of the publications in English and French that were consulted the most often during the 2018 winter session. It seems that interactivity is a topic that interested readers of both editions.

Articles

Logo linkr

Published June 1, 2018

Farewell NewsActivist: Introducing linkr

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The world of education technology is one of continual renewal. I recently had the opportunity to catch up with Humanities teacher Gabriel Flacks to talk about the development of a new platform called linkr, which is the natural successor to his well-received NewsActivist learning community platform. The new website offers greater functionality and creates networked learning opportunities for students through a social medium for the collaborative development of content, related to current events and contemporary issues.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Assesments

Published May 29, 2018

Assessment of Distance Learning in a Competency-Based Approach

Julie Lyne Leroux Associate professor, PERFORMA, Université de Sherbrooke

Assessing distance learning in a program with a competency-based approach in higher education at the college level, poses numerous challenges to the stakeholders in the regular or continuing education programs.

Multidisciplinary

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Gestion de classe en 3

Published May 16, 2018

Classroom Management in the Digital Era (Part 3): Student Engagement Strategies

Jean-Luc Trussart Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - L'Assomption
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

This 3rd part of the featured report will offer you strategies to explore in order to help support student engagement. Each strategy will be illustrated with concrete practices from college teachers who use digital tools to bolster their approach.

Multidisciplinary

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Gestion de classe en 2

Published February 19, 2018

Classroom Management in the Digital Era (Part 2): Varying Your Approach for Better Management

Jean-Luc Trussart Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - L'Assomption
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

This 2nd part of the featured report will allow you to explore different classroom management approaches with regards to the use of mobile devices. These approaches can be customized according to the teaching context. Strategies to facilitate their implementation are proposed along with a selection of resources created by the college network and useful digital tools.

Multidisciplinary

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Gestion de classe en 1

Published January 15, 2018

Classroom Management in the Digital Era (Part 1): Balancing Consistency and Tolerance

Jean-Luc Trussart Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - L'Assomption

What should teachers do with smartphones, tablets and computers in their class? Is it more sensible to ban them, manage their use or integrate them into learning activities? For many teachers, the omnipresence of mobile devices raises questions about how to react when faced with potential distractions. Many teachers wonder whether they should intervene - and how. Regardless of your level of experience in teaching, it can be interesting to explore different strategies in order to ensure a certain consistency between your pedagogical practice and your classroom management style.

Multidisciplinary