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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

Real Life Stories

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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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Published September 2, 2020

Physical education: a mobile application validates and stimulates physical activity outside the classroom

Rachel Surprenant Teacher, Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Can free mobile applications such as Runkeeper and Runtastic help ensure that students in  the 103 Physical Education class are engaging in the physical activity they are supposed to outside of class? This is what I believe after testing it with my students and studying the topic for my master's essay [in French]. By also asking my students to send me pictures of themselves while they do their physical activity, I get authentic results and, most importantly, I make the course more motivating for the students.

Physical Education

Articles

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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

Articles

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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

Articles

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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

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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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Published May 19, 2020

Digital Slideshows in Class

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

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Published October 17, 2019

Digital Tools to Support an Inclusive Pedagogical Practice

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

This featured report aims to explore the features and possible uses of certain digital tools that can make learning accessible to all students as part of an inclusive pedagogical practice. Following the principles of universal design for learning (UDL), the tools presented, which are free or already part of the technological environment of college teachers, offer students a variety of means of representation, action, expression and engagement.

Multidisciplinary

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Published August 13, 2020

Facebook Group ''College Pedagogy and Technology''

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

This group is a place to share and exchange on practices related to college teaching and digital technology. It is aimed at francophone and anglophone teachers, future teachers and college professionals.

Multidisciplinary