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Published May 6, 2021

Creating a Sense of Proximity With Your Students, Even at a Distance: Supporting Students Continually (2/2)

Julien Martineau Teacher, Marianopolis College

Mastering the functionalities of digital tools and platforms in order to accomplish specific tasks is already a challenge in itself, for both students and teachers. There is another level of difficulty: how do you combine these platforms and their functionalities in order to create an interesting, motivating and effective learning dynamic? As I am already comfortable with technology and have an interest in inclusive pedagogy [in French], this aspect of the distance learning relationship is of particular interest to me. I would like to present how I tried to establish a sense of proximity with my students in the context of my Poésie, slam et rap francophones [French poetry, slam and rap] course.

Multidisciplinary

Real Life Stories

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Published April 29, 2021

Creating a Sense of Proximity With Your Students, Even at a Distance: Balancing Synchronous and Asynchronous Sessions (1/2)

Julien Martineau Teacher, Marianopolis College

Mastering the functionalities of digital tools and platforms in order to accomplish specific tasks is already a challenge in itself, for both students and teachers. There is another level of difficulty: how do you combine these platforms and their functionalities in order to create an interesting, motivating and effective learning dynamic? As I am already comfortable with technology and have an interest in inclusive pedagogy [in French], this aspect of the distance learning relationship is of particular interest to me. I would like to present how I tried to establish a sense of proximity with my students in the context of my Poésie, slam et rap francophones [French poetry, slam and rap] course.

Languages and Literature

Real Life Stories

Labosban

Published April 21, 2021

At-home Biology Labs in Times of Pandemic

Neerusha Gokool Baurhoo Teacher, Vanier College

To allow my students to do their biology labs at a distance, I prepared for them some small kits that they can get at the Cégep in exchange for a refundable deposit. I have completely revised the labs that I usually do during my in-person courses to create new ones that allow the students to acquire the same analysis competencies, in a different context. The students consider those labs to be as engaging as they are formative, even more than the labs that they normally do in class. I am also delighted by the results!

Biology

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Interban

Published April 29, 2021

Intercollegiate Sustainability Collaboration: Teamwork Beyond Institutional Limits

Alexandre Enkerli Technopedagogical Advisor, Support and Innovation in Digital Pedagogy, Collecto

As a province-wide network, our college system benefits learning professionals who wish to collaborate actively through meaningful initiatives emanating from diverse institutions. The Intercollegiate Sustainability Collaboration is such a project, funded by Entente Canada-Québec (ECQ) where its French title is « Initiatives d’espaces verts dans 4 collèges : améliorer la conscience écologique grâce à l’initiation aux pratiques d’agriculture durable et à l’action des étudiants » [Green space initiatives in 4 colleges: improving ecological awareness thanks to an initiation to sustainable agricultural practices and to student action].

Multidisciplinary

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Published April 26, 2021

Respecting Copyright in Distance Education

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

<p>Can a film be shown during a synchronous activity? Can you distribute photocopies of a book on Moodle or LÉA? It is easy to get lost in all the considerations associated with copyright in education, especially when it comes to distance learning. This article aims to provide some information to college teachers about their obligations and options for reproducing or distributing content.</p>

Multidisciplinary

Articles

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Published April 18, 2021

Hypothesis — A Digital Tool to Foster Student Ownership of Reading Assignments

Alexandre Enkerli Technopedagogical Advisor, Support and Innovation in Digital Pedagogy, Collecto
Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Hypothesis is a free open-source platform that not only provides students with a different way to demonstrate they’ve done the reading but more importantly allows students to work together to share information and build on the work of others.

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 April 13, 2021

Data, Information, and Decision Making

Florence Sedaminou Muratet Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

What are artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, and other digital technologies with regards to your data? That is the question that Ph.D. candidate Helene-Sarah Becotte decided to answer during her webinar called "Comprendre l’intelligence artificielle", l’analytique et d’autres technologies on February 2, 2021.

Multidisciplinary

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Published March 28, 2021

Experience Fieldnotes: Languages of Open Education

Alexandre Enkerli Technopedagogical Advisor, Support and Innovation in Digital Pedagogy, Collecto

During the first week of March, OE Global held its annual Open Education Week (#OEWeek). I’ve participated in two activities in French and prototyped an activity in English. 

Multidisciplinary

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Published March 18, 2021

Experience Fieldnotes: FADIO's Distance Education Week

Alexandre Enkerli Technopedagogical Advisor, Support and Innovation in Digital Pedagogy, Collecto

During the last week of February, FADIO hosted its annual #SemaineFAD event, a single-track series of online sessions about Distance Education covering every part of Quebec’s educational system, from Early Childhood to Higher Ed. Despite its focus on Quebec, the French-speaking event attracted participants from different parts of the Francophone world and some comments from organizers made it clear that overseas participants were welcomed.

Multidisciplinary