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Classroom

Published October 13, 2017

The Low-Tech Active Learning Classroom at Cégep de Sept-Îles

Sharon Coyle Teacher, Cégep de Sept-Îles

The term active learning classroom usually evokes images of a sleek space packed with all of the latest technological bells and whistles. Not so at Cégep de Sept-Îles. To fit our teaching and learning needs and goals, we consciously opted for a classroom where inter-activity – not technology – plays a central role. This being 2017, of course it doesn’t mean we relegated electronic devices altogether. Here’s the story that explains the “how” and “why” of our low-tech active learning classroom.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Salle controle

Published October 12, 2017

Clinical Simulations In Nursing: Debriefing and Development Of Students’ Clinical Judgement Abilities

Yvon Brunet M. Éd. Teacher, Cégep de Sainte-Foy

The project of clinical immersion simulation at Cégep de Sainte-Foy came into being following the withdrawal of the ECOS (Examen clinique objectif structuré) that the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec used for the licensing exam. This exam served to assess the clinical judgement of graduating students in practical situations. Our department also used scenarios of the ECOS from previous years to assess the students at the end of each session while at the same time allowing them to prepare for the licensing exam at the end of their college courses.

Nursing

Real Life Stories

Matrice cubes en

Published September 18, 2017

Algorithmic Thinking: It’s Not Only for “Geeks”

Jean-François Allie Teacher, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - Terrebonne

If I told you that this Real Life Story is about programming, would you stop reading right away? Don’t worry, my goal here is simply to show you that there is a simple and user-friendly way to start programming to create projects that are both original and captivating!

Industrial Design

Articles

H5p

Published October 13, 2017

Creating Interactive Objects With H5P To Spice Up Online Content

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

Have you ever dreamt of creating your own exercisers for your students? Or even to add comments and questions to a video that you or someone else recorded? H5P could be right for you!

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Correction ordinateur

Published October 6, 2017

Strategies and Tools to Design Effectively Embedded Formative Assessment

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb
Angela Mastracci Education consultant and pedagogical instructor

Angela Mastracci has been giving careful thought to formative assessment strategies at the college level for over a decade, first as a teacher, then as an education consultant and most recently as a pedagogical instructor with PERFORMA and AQPC (Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale). She previously shared her insights with me in this Profweb article. Here, Angela shares hands-on tips on integrating ICT tools into 2 key parts of the formative assessment process: eliciting evidence of students’ learning and providing feedback.

Multidisciplinary

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Ordi tasse horloge

Published April 24, 2017

Correction, Feedback and Evaluation: Inspiring Practices and AddICTive Tools

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Huguette Dupont Educational Advisor, Cégep de Granby

Our report explores the potential of the tools and technologies available to support learning evaluation and it focuses on methods college teachers have tested. It also invites readers to consider a few essential factors in the choice of strategies and tools, to review interesting ideas such as feedback and formative evaluation and to reflect on the student’s role in the evaluation and learning process. Lots of resources are suggested to make it easier to implement the host of options featured here.

Multidisciplinary

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G suite vignette

Published January 26, 2017

G Suite For Education: Collaboration-Based Pedagogy

Kurt Vignola Teacher, Cégep de Rimouski
Maxime Ross Learning Technology Advisor, Cégep de Rimouski
Michel Ouellet Teacher, Cégep de Rimouski
Lyly Lessard Teacher, Cégep de Rimouski

In November of 2015, Maxime Ross, a Techno-pedagogical Advisor at the Cégep de Rimouski, published an In-depth report on Profweb entitled Le projet Chromebook et le déploiement des outils Google pour l’Éducation. In this report, he presented the main steps that led to the introduction of Google Classroom and Chromebook laptops to a cohort of students in the Arts and Sciences program (AS). This first experiment aimed to explore Google's cloud-based tools, to verify their pedagogical use and to justify their deployment to the entire Cégep de Rimouski college community. So where are things now, a year later?

Multidisciplinary

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Logo microsoft powerpoint 2013

Published December 8, 2015

Digital Presentations

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

For many teachers, their first foray towards integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into their pedagogical practice comes through the use of digital presentation software (such as Microsoft PowerPoint) as a visual support for their lectures. Nowadays, these digital slideshows are undoubtedly the most common technology in college-level classrooms. This tool has become the norm and teachers who do not use it are becoming few and far between. Presentation software such as PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, LibreOffice Impress and Prezi all have interesting features (with the last two being freely available over the Internet). That said, they also contain shortcomings and traps that should be avoided. This in-depth report presents various uses of presentation software in class along with tips and advice for using slideshows within an educational context.

Multidisciplinary