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Orchestratingban

Published November 23, 2020

Orchestrating Digital Transformation at the Collège d’Alma COlab

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The CEGEPs across Quebec that are situated in regions outside of the province’s large cities are key socio-cultural and economic actors that drive innovation and support businesses in these communities through training, technology transfer and partnerships. The Collège d’Alma is inspiring regional innovation with a new initiative known as the COlab. I recently spoke with COlab consultant Alexandre Enkerli to learn more about their digital transformation projects.

Multidisciplinary

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Face to faceban

Published November 22, 2020

Different teaching models: face-to-face, distance, dual-mode and blended

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

In 2020, physical distancing is forcing many teachers to adopt teaching models that are new to them. The approaches adopted vary from college to college, from department to department and even from teacher to teacher. There are many variations. To help you see more clearly and, who knows, guide your reflection for future sessions, here is a comparison of the main models:

Multidisciplinary

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%c3%a9valuation collabban

Published November 17, 2020

Remote Exams in Teams for an Inclusive, Honest, and Fair Evaluation

Neerusha Gokool Baurhoo Teacher, Vanier College

In my biology course, to limit plagiarism and cheating while listening to the needs of my students, I am currently experimenting with team exams. On Moodle, the students have 2 hours (in a 1 week period) to answer, as a team, 3 case study questions. I then interview each student to validate their individual demonstration of the competency. I am noticing that the results compare to that of a traditional in-class, supervised evaluation, but the risks of plagiarism or cheating are reduced and the students tell me that they are less stressed and understand the content better.
The trigger: plagiarism during remote evaluations

Biology

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Youtubeban

Published November 12, 2020

There's more to life than YouTube!

Florence Sedaminou Muratet Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

The idea of posting a video on YouTube can be distasteful to some students. However, there are alternatives to YouTube.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Magn%c3%a9tismeban

Published November 5, 2020

An Experiment Using the Accelerometers of Smartphones to Prepare for The Study of Magnetism and Develop 3D Reasoning

Chris Isaac Larnder Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College
Faïza Nebia Teacher, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Physics teachers, are you looking for a way to help your students visualise vectors in three-dimensional space? We would like to share a protocol for a laboratory experiment (that works both on campus and at a distance). We use this experiment in the Electricity and Magnetism course of the Science Program as an introduction to the study of the phenomena related to magnetism.

Physics

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Unescoban

Published November 4, 2020

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2020

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

From October 12 to 14, UNESCO held its 2020 edition of Mobile Learning Week (MLW), which provided a global perspective of the challenges of maintaining educational systems during the pandemic. Panelists from across the world related their stories, discussed challenges, and presented some of their initiatives to try to ensure that no children were left behind during this period. What follows are some highlights of the 3-day conference.

Multidisciplinary

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Dossier1ban

Published November 1, 2020

Working as a Team at a Distance (part 1). Teams: a Single Ecosystem Bringing Together All Collaborative Functions

Caroline Demers Teacher, Cégep Garneau
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Teamwork is often not easy for college students. In order to truly collaborate, rather than simply separate the work to be done, students need to form a cohesive and committed team. This is difficult enough when students are in the same room, but in a distance or hybrid learning environment, they are separated from each other and often don't know how to move forward effectively.

Multidisciplinary

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Dealingban

Published October 22, 2020

Dealing with the Challenges of Remote Teaching: Interview with 3 Teachers – Part 1

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

As many teachers’ professional universe is being turned on its head, I became curious to hear a teacher’s perspective on teaching at a distance. Three teachers from Champlain St. Lawrence College were kind enough to sit down for an interview to discuss how they go about giving their classes remotely. Here is a series of 2 articles.

Multidisciplinary

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