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Comodaleban

Published November 29, 2020

Dual-Mode Teaching at Cégep Limoilou

Guillaume Bourbeau Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

For more than a year, I have been experimenting with dual-mode teaching at Cégep Limoilou. In the fall of 2020, my CEGEP entrusted me with the responsibility of equipping my fellow teachers to help them take ownership of dual-mode teaching in order to make their courses functional from the first week of the semester. In this text, I discuss dual-mode teaching, Cégep Limoilou's journey in this format of hybrid learning and my role as a mentor.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

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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 February 22, 2021

AI-based Apps and Accessibility Functions on Smartphones

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Assistive technologies are increasingly part of mainstream use, like audio books, predictive text or text production apps. I recently interviewed Rosie Arcuri, who has a great deal of knowledge of these technologies to learn more about the potential of smartphones as an assistive technology in the classroom. It would be beneficial, she says, if all people were aware of these technologies.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Leverageban

Published February 21, 2021

Digital Tools to Leverage the Power of Peer Assessment

Alexandre Enkerli Educational Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Teachers spend countless hours correcting student work because feedback is critical to students’ learning process. Regrettably, an important portion of such feedback is not understood or deemed irrelevant by students, or worse yet, left unread. How can we get students to understand the important learning that happens when they interact with feedback given during assessment activities? One answer is to have them engage in the process themselves, in the form of peer assessment.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

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Published February 14, 2021

Two-Stage Assessments: Teach While You Test

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Two-stage assessment is an approach in which students first answer questions individually (Stage 1) and then discuss them in teams prior to resubmitting their answers (Stage 2). The student’s grade is determined by a combination of the scores at both stages. The advantage of this approach is that the test doesn't have to be purely summative it can also be a formative experience. Students can keep learning while they're tested.

SALTISE hosted a webinar on January 7, 2021, to present this alternative method of assessment. Various panelists shared how they have used 2-stage assessment in their own classes.

Multidisciplinary

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20novban

Published January 17, 2021

Engaging videoconferencing classes going back and forth between a large group, subgroups and teams

Alex Boudreau Learning Technology Advisor, Pôle d’innovation technopédagogique de la Faculté d’éducation, Université de Sherbrooke

Is it mandatory for a synchronous class session to bring together all students in a group in the same virtual room for the entire duration of the class that would have taken place if it had been taught in a face-to-face setting? No! The use of videoconferencing should not force a linear lecture presentation format.

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 January 26, 2021

Subject-specific VTE Labs: Innovative Practices in Mathematics with PreTeXt

Florence Sedaminou Muratet Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

On 15 January 2021, took place the first disciplinary laboratory on the use of innovative pedagogical practice in mathematics teaching. This event was organised as part of the inter-college pedagogical meetings initiated by the Cégep St-Lawrence. We've explored the PreTeXt software, which is a markup language for capturing the structure of textbooks and research documents in the mathematical sciences.

Mathematics

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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