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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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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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Published November 7, 2019

Activities that Foster Student Open-Mindedness

Marc-Antoine Charette Teacher, Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

As a French Second Language teacher at the Cégep de Sept-Îles, I had the opportunity to assist Sharon Coyle who teaches Humanities and Literature, with a Virtual Team Teaching (VTT) project between a class in Sept-Îles and a class at the University of Arizona.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

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Published October 22, 2019

Using Visual Storytelling to Explore Distressing Topics in the College Classroom

Daniel Goldsmith Teacher, Dawson College

How do you speak about trauma without it becoming too personal? How do you provide support to a student whose painful memories and emotions might be triggered by such a discussion? An ECQ grant (Entente Canada-Quebec) in 2018-2019 allowed Mark McGuire at John Abbott College and I to develop a website presenting pedagogical materials using visual storytelling as a means of dealing with disturbing topics.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

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Published September 3, 2019

A Multidisciplinary Course to Initiate Students to the Scientific Approach in Natural Sciences

Caroline Dupont Teacher, Cégep de Sainte-Foy

How to prepare Natural Sciences students to the complexity of the problems that they will have to solve throughout their lives, both as scientists and as citizens? In an obligatory multidisciplinary course for the student of the Environment, Life and Society profile, my colleagues and I bet on problem-based learning. We use current environmental issues to offer students authentic and contextualized learning situations.

Multidisciplinary

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Published November 13, 2019

The Increasing Use of Technology in High School Classrooms May Heighten Student Expectations at the College Level

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

What do college teachers know about the use of technology in the high school classroom? Gen Z learners may have new expectations of their digital experience at college. Will there be a disappointing gap between these digitally proficient high school students and the reality of the college classroom?

Multidisciplinary

Articles

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Published November 12, 2019

Remix Ed 2019: An Un-conference Summary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

On November 2nd, 2019, educational stakeholders gathered in Downtown Montreal to attend the RemixEd 2019 “un-conference.” The event, billed as “led by educators for educators,” was organized by LEARN Quebec in collaboration with Concordia University. A cross-section of stakeholders from elementary and secondary schools, adult and vocational education centres, the college network and universities were in attendance.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

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Published November 5, 2019

Fostering Student Retention in Distance Learning — The Results of an Appeal to All the Members of the IT REP Network

Jean Perron Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière

How to foster student retention in distance learning? I asked the question to the members of the Network of ICT Respondents (IT REP Network), a community of practice that brings together the pedagogical advisors responsible for the integration of ICT in the colleges of the province of Quebec. I am sharing with you the answers that I was given.

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

Featured Reports

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Published September 3, 2018

Active Learning

Jean Desjardins Learning Technology Advisor, Collège Sainte-Anne
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

Featured Reports

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Published August 5, 2018

Entrepreneurial Pedagogy: an Approach for the Development of Transversal Competencies

Mélissa Philippe Project Manager, PEEC

The objective of this report is to provide educational stakeholders, teachers and decision makers, at the college level, a guide to help promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among their students. It offers educational tools for a teaching approach to implement entrepreneurial activities and offers digital tools to enhance teaching practices.

Multidisciplinary