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Real life stories present teacher projects showcasing the inspiring use of technology in colleges. Written by or for teachers, they thrust the reader into the heart of the revolution happening in learning.

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Articles present breaking developments in information technology within the college network as well as worldwide to inspire readers in their integration of IT into their teaching.


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Reports focus on a specific theme or body of knowledge to offer our readers in-depth expertise developed within the college network.

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Courseban

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

Real Life Stories

Breakoutban

Published August 30, 2020

Breakthroughs with Breakout Room Recording in ESL during the Pandemic

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Profweb Editorial team alumnus and retired teacher Norm Spatz was called back to the classroom during the Winter 2020 semester. Like many other teachers, his class was thrown a curveball by the worldwide health emergency. When the semester resumed, Norm retooled for distance delivery by using his course website and started recording breakout room activities to get his English as a Second Language students talking again. I sat down with Norm prior to the Autumn 2020 semester to hear more about his experience.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

Recit1ban

Published June 7, 2020

Emergency Transition to Distance Education - A Language Teacher's Story

Andy Van Drom Teacher, Cégep Limoilou
Patricia Lapointe Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou

In May 2020, Patricia Lapointe, pedagogical counsellor at Cégep Limoilou, interviewed (at a distance!) 2 teachers from her college about their experience with the emergency modifications that had to be made to their courses in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

English (Second Language)

Articles

Eslconversationban

Published September 23, 2020

ESLconversation.ca a Repository for English Conversation Activities

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Teaching conversational English may seem like an easy endeavor but coming up with good conversation starters and being able to keep the conversation going are among the most challenging aspects of teaching ESL.

English (Second Language)

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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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How to

Published September 3, 2018

Active Learning

Jean Desjardins Educational Advisor, Cégep du Vieux Montréal
Isabelle Senécal Director of Teaching, of Pedagogical Innovation and of International Development, Collège Sainte-Anne

The active learning methods have in common of placing the students in the middle of the learning process. Their teachers can then also think about giving them a role in the planning of the evaluation. Active learning is inspired by real-life contexts that are meaningful for the students, which can increase their level of motivation for the tasks that are suggested to them. It encourages durable learnings rather than using only their short-term memory.

Multidisciplinary

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Groupefb

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