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Published April 27, 2018

From the French Side: Focus on Active Learning and Distance Teaching

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

As another term – and academic year – draws to a close, we wish to present you with a selection of the articles and real-life stories prepared by our francophone colleagues between October 2017 and April 2018. These contributions clearly reflect 2 approaches currently at the center of many a teacher’s interests and practices: active learning and distance teaching.

Multidisciplinary

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Published February 9, 2018

Turning Feedback into Feedforward with the REPAIR Method

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

As teachers, most of us abhor likening education to business. Nonetheless, certain management and business-related strategies can be relevant in an educational setting. One such concept is feedforward, an assessment technique advocated by communications consultant Joe Hirsch, which may prove particularly useful for teachers giving formative feedback as part of a competency-based assessment strategy. This article synthesizes Joe Hirsch’s book The Feedback Fix as well as his blog posts on the topic, and applies the main concepts to a pedagogical context.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Game storm vignette

Published November 20, 2017

Game Thinking as a Strategy to Promote Deep Learning in Any Field

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

While observing my students in Cégep Limoilou’s Video Game Design program, I noticed their ability to mobilize a specific skill set comprising critical analysis, problem solving and creativity. As I built the generic course plan for a new course, English for Video Game Design II, I included a gamification project to specifically hone these skills, often referred to as game thinking. After testing this approach with my students in the fall 2017 term, I am convinced it can benefit students in virtually any program.

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Microsoft stream vignette

Published November 2, 2017

Microsoft Announces Stream - A Hosting Option for Your Pedagogical Videos

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In June 2017, Microsoft announced the general availability of a video hosting service called Stream in its Office 365 ecosystem. Given that a number of teachers, staff and students in the Quebec college network have subscriptions to this ecosystem, new possibilities are available for teaching and learning.

Multidisciplinary

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Published October 26, 2017

From the French Side: August to October 2017

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

The French Side of Profweb filed a number of publications since it began working in August 2017 for the new academic year. While a selection of these publications were translated for the English readership, there are a number of publications that are available in French only. To facilitate your exploration of these articles, we have prepared a list of these articles with a brief description below. Bonne lecture!

Multidisciplinary

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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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