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Distaban

Published May 22, 2020

Social Distancing at the Heart of a Motivating Project for Electrotechnology Students

David Beaulieu Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

What’s better than an authentic and concrete project to engage students? There is no shortage of opportunities in Electrotechnology, but one of the projects I was developing with my students has taken a completely different tangent within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Physical Technology

Real Life Stories

Worldchat

Published April 23, 2020

Worldchat.live: Let Your Students Do The Talking!

Anne-Marie Lafortune Teacher, Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

Imagine connecting with a second language teacher from around the world to design a speaking activity for your students. This is exactly what Worldchat.live, an Internet platform, does: it gives your English Second Language (ESL ) students the opportunity to actually speak and do the activity that was developed with that teacher’s ESL students. For example, Francophone students from the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles de la Madeleine (CGIM) could chat in English with students from Indonesia. This stimulating pedagogical approach encourages the use of English language in an authentic context. Other language matches will be possible as well. Thanks to a grant from the Entente Canada-Quebec (ECQ) this platform is being developed and will be available as of Fall 2020.

Languages and Literature

Articles

Perusallban

Published May 26, 2020

How to Flip your Class Online: a Webinar by Eric Mazur

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Synchronous or asynchronous, that is the question many teachers have been asking as they switch to distance learning in this time of social distancing. However, that is not what teachers should be wondering about according to renown Professor Eric Mazur from Harvard University.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Entrevue

Published May 6, 2020

The One-On-One Interview as an Innovative Assessment Method

Caroline Cormier Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Véronique Turcotte Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
François Arseneault-Hubert Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Bruno Voisard Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

The one-on-one interview ensures equity when we evaluate our students’ learning. In the context of distance education, this innovative method of evaluation could allow us to circumvent the potential integrity problems that distance evaluation can create. Here we discuss how to implement it, with tips and advice drawn from our practice.

Chemistry

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Logo microsoft powerpoint 2013

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

Featured Reports

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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

How to

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