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Published February 22, 2021

AI-based Apps and Accessibility Functions on Smartphones

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Assistive technologies are increasingly part of mainstream use, like audio books, predictive text or text production apps. I recently interviewed Rosie Arcuri, who has a great deal of knowledge of these technologies to learn more about the potential of smartphones as an assistive technology in the classroom. It would be beneficial, she says, if all people were aware of these technologies.

Multidisciplinary

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Published February 21, 2021

Digital Tools to Leverage the Power of Peer Assessment

Alexandre Enkerli Educational Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Teachers spend countless hours correcting student work because feedback is critical to students’ learning process. Regrettably, an important portion of such feedback is not understood or deemed irrelevant by students, or worse yet, left unread. How can we get students to understand the important learning that happens when they interact with feedback given during assessment activities? One answer is to have them engage in the process themselves, in the form of peer assessment.

Multidisciplinary

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Published February 14, 2021

Two-Stage Assessments: Teach While You Test

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Two-stage assessment is an approach in which students first answer questions individually (Stage 1) and then discuss them in teams prior to resubmitting their answers (Stage 2). The student’s grade is determined by a combination of the scores at both stages. The advantage of this approach is that the test doesn't have to be purely summative it can also be a formative experience. Students can keep learning while they're tested.

SALTISE hosted a webinar on January 7, 2021, to present this alternative method of assessment. Various panelists shared how they have used 2-stage assessment in their own classes.

Multidisciplinary

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Published February 12, 2021

Streamlining Virtual Office Hours and Student Meetings

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

At the outset of 2021, students spontaneously walking into your office to ask a quick question may seem like a distant memory. In a context where distance and hybrid courses have become prevalent, hopping on a video call with a student has become easier than ever. One pain point, however, is exacerbated online: unless you spend long, uninterrupted stretches of time in front of your screen waiting for students to reach out, setting up a virtual meeting typically requires sending several messages back and forth to find a time slot suitable for both parties. Unless you let an online scheduling tool do the work for you! Sounds alluring? This article presents the possibilities of online scheduling tools, and presents a few free options that are interesting for college teachers.

Multidisciplinary

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Published February 8, 2021

Academic Integrity in Assessment at a Distance or Outside the Classroom — Part 1: Prevention

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Plagiarism is on many teachers’ minds, especially in the context of distance learning. While there is no silver bullet against academic dishonesty, I offer you different strategies so that you can be confident that your students did write the answers or assignments that you are evaluating. In this article, I will offer strategies to prevent plagiarism and cheating.

Multidisciplinary

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Published February 8, 2021

Academic Integrity in Assessment at a Distance or Outside the Classroom — Part 2: Moving Away from the Traditional Written Exam

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Plagiarism is on many teachers’ minds, especially in the context of distance learning. While there is no silver bullet against academic dishonesty, I offer you different strategies so that you can be confident that your students did write the answers or assignments that you are evaluating.

Multidisciplinary

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Published January 28, 2021

Bringing More Spontaneous Interaction to the Virtual Classroom with Proximity Chat

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

As distance and hybrid teaching and learning scenarios have become the norm since spring 2020, teachers and students alike have come to grips with the videoconferencing platforms that enable synchronous class sessions, such as Teams and Zoom. While strategies like using breakout rooms and varying group size or composition increase engagement by changing how and with whom students interact, they cannot equal the level of agency and spontaneity that in-person interaction offers. A new breed of web-based virtual environments offering proximity chat (also called spatial chat) mimic the possibility of speaking or collaborating with one or more peers while remaining in the same virtual space as the entire class group.

Multidisciplinary

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Published January 28, 2021

Innovative Practices in Second Language Pedagogy – A Subject-Specific Vté Lab

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

On January 12, 2021, the VTÉ presented a webinar designed for second language teachers. Three 20-minute presentations gave attendees some insight into the use of digital technology that gets results in the English Second Language class. Once again, the VTÉ’s subject-specific virtual laboratory fulfilled its objective to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and innovation between college-level teachers in a particular discipline.

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Published January 26, 2021

Subject-specific VTE Labs: Innovative Practices in Mathematics with PreTeXt

Florence Sedaminou Muratet Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

On 15 January 2021, took place the first disciplinary laboratory on the use of innovative pedagogical practice in mathematics teaching. This event was organised as part of the inter-college pedagogical meetings initiated by the Cégep St-Lawrence. We've explored the PreTeXt software, which is a markup language for capturing the structure of textbooks and research documents in the mathematical sciences.

Mathematics

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  • 26Mar2021

    Webinar | The Teamwork Challenge PART 2: Research to Practice

    SALTISE | Event

    From 2:30pm to 4pm

    The two-part webinar will take a close and extended look at the challenges of building and managing effective student teams. Topics will include self- vs. teacher-selection of group composition, comparing and contrasting homogeneous and heterogeneous group formation, and how these choices interact with student learning and classroom orchestration. Special attention will be given to the often-overlooked considerations such as minority isolation and special needs. We will delve into the litterature to try and elucidate best practices from seemingly contradictory findings and how the can guide the development of your own practice.

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