Early in March 2015, SALTISE announced its newest cohort of mini-grant recipients. Teachers from a variety of colleges and disciplines are blazing new trails using a variety of strategies and technologies to engage their learners.
Alain Lallier Webmaster, Portail du réseau collégial
On January 4, 2018, the Journal de Québec published an article entitled: “Tablettes peu utiles au cégep pour les « finissants du iPad » : ces étudiants observent un décalage lorsqu’ils arrivent au collégial” (“Tablets not so useful in CEGEP for “iPad graduates”; these students notice a gap when they arrive in college”). This is one of the conclusions of a study by the team of Patrick Giroux, a professor at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, on the use of a tablet by approximately 80 students, as part of their high school studies. Most of them are now in CEGEP.
The Quebec college network received a highly anticipated bit of news at the start of the Fall 2019 semester. After months of speculation on potential candidates, the network finally learned who would replace Nicole Perreault as the community leader of the IT Representatives Network (IT-REP/REPTIC) following her retirement last summer.
Published February 1, 2018
Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb
Allow me to present a nice example of intrapreneurship that benefits both, students of the Information and Library Technologies Program and the community of Lionel-Groulx College. Founded in the fall of 2016, the mandate of the GRECH TDCLG (Groupe de recherche en Techniques de la documentation du Collège Lionel-Groulx) Lionel-Groulx College Information Technologies Research Group is to carry out research activities on library trends in an extracurricular context.
PERFORMA is proud to present teachers of the college network continuing education activities developing active and dynamic pedagogical approaches using the latest information and communication technology. This column highlights an elective course on the Web 2.0 and its pedagogical potential, which is offered as part of the Master Teacher Program.
In an earlier Profweb story, Simple Technologies Transform Our Brains, Shelagh Robinson related her fascination with mirror reading, and its usefulness illustrating the plurality between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. The title alluded to the fact that one of the most useful tools for presenting mirror reading was a simple overhead projector, and transparencies to reverse images. Thanks to the efforts of two cégep graduates, this is no longer true. Mirror reading is now a concept that is accessible to psychology students both in class and outside of it.
Part of VTE’s mission is the monitoring of emerging trends bringing pedagogy and technology together. The “quantified learner” is such a trend, related to the broader theme of educational data explored at VTE. Those matters may impact teachers’ work and there are plenty of tricky issues to work through. People in Quebec’s Cegeps monitor this topic while colleges elsewhere in Canada provide training in this field.
Do you recall taking your first steps as a college teacher? Courses to prepare in a hurry, the first contact with students, strategies to find and organise to help them progress…. everything done with lots of enthusiasm and undoubtedly with a good dose of stress!
Since last spring, APOP has been working hard. The Association is organizing a conference in synchronous cyber collaboration mode that will take place January 10 and 11, 2007. The main purpose of the 2007 E-Conference is to bring together members of the college community to discuss and share their perspectives, expertise and approaches on implementing IT into academic practices. For this project to be feasible, APOP gives all participants access to a user-friendly website where tons of information will be published about the event.
Becki George Teacher, Northland College Kelly La Venture Teacher, Bemidji State University
Kelly La Venture and Becki George of Northland College Wisconsin presented a workshop on hybrid instruction at the recent Canadian International Conference on Education (CICE) at Cape Breton University in Sydney, Nova Scotia from June 16-19, 2014. After their workshop, in conversation with Profweb’s Norm Spatz, they elaborated on their motivation for creating and teaching hybrid classes. Kelly’s and Becki’s remarks are testimonials that providing flexible learning approaches builds contentment among students – helping Quebec college students master ICT profile skills.
In 2018, cell phones, tablets and computers combined with free applications or software give us the ability to create high quality video and broadcast it within moments. The internet gives us access to vast free video resources. Yet in spite of these technological innovations, students still consume digital media mostly passively in classroom settings. Three free online platforms allow you to create different types of video-based tasks that engage your students more actively.
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.
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