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AI-based Apps and Accessibility Functions on Smartphones

Published February 22, 2021  |  Multidisciplinary

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.

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Digital Tools to Leverage the Power of Peer Assessment

Published February 21, 2021  |  Multidisciplinary

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.

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Two-Stage Assessments: Teach While You Test

Published February 14, 2021  |  Multidisciplinary

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.

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Streamlining Virtual Office Hours and Student Meetings

Published February 12, 2021  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

At the outset of 2021, students spontaneously walking into your office to ask a quick question may seem like a distant memory. In a context where distance and hybrid courses have become prevalent, hopping on a video call with a student has become easier than ever. One pain point, however, is exacerbated online: unless you spend long, uninterrupted stretches of time in front of your screen waiting for students to reach out, setting up a virtual meeting typically requires sending several messages back and forth to find a time slot suitable for both parties. Unless you let an online scheduling tool do the work for you! Sounds alluring? This article presents the possibilities of online scheduling tools, and presents a few free options that are interesting for college teachers.

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Academic Integrity in Assessment at a Distance or Outside the Classroom — Part 2: Moving Away from the Traditional Written Exam

Published February 8, 2021  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Plagiarism is on many teachers’ minds, especially in the context of distance learning. While there is no silver bullet against academic dishonesty, I offer you different strategies so that you can be confident that your students did write the answers or assignments that you are evaluating.

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Academic Integrity in Assessment at a Distance or Outside the Classroom — Part 1: Prevention

Published February 8, 2021  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Plagiarism is on many teachers’ minds, especially in the context of distance learning. While there is no silver bullet against academic dishonesty, I offer you different strategies so that you can be confident that your students did write the answers or assignments that you are evaluating. In this article, I will offer strategies to prevent plagiarism and cheating.

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Bringing More Spontaneous Interaction to the Virtual Classroom with Proximity Chat

Published January 28, 2021  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

As distance and hybrid teaching and learning scenarios have become the norm since spring 2020, teachers and students alike have come to grips with the videoconferencing platforms that enable synchronous class sessions, such as Teams and Zoom. While strategies like using breakout rooms and varying group size or composition increase engagement by changing how and with whom students interact, they cannot equal the level of agency and spontaneity that in-person interaction offers. A new breed of web-based virtual environments offering proximity chat (also called spatial chat) mimic the possibility of speaking or collaborating with one or more peers while remaining in the same virtual space as the entire class group.

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A Crash Course on Online Curation and Social Annotation - An interview with Patti Kingsmill

Published January 21, 2021  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Online curation (OC) and social annotation (SA) are 2 collaborative strategies that can help students make meaning of the course content and relate to it in an authentic way. For this article I spoke with Patti Kingsmill to find an easy way to implement these effective digital teaching methods.

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Empowering Students with Flexibility, Choice and Voice

Published January 21, 2021  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Patrick Savard Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

Designing courses to be inclusive for students with differing needs can be puzzling for teachers. Patrick Savard from Champlain Saint Lawrence is using inclusive design in his Pre-University Long Fiction class, allowing students to choose the novels they study and using education technology to provide a voice for even the most timid students. Patrick is even involving the students in choosing how they will be evaluated! The result? Engaged students who actively invest themselves in their course work.

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

Published January 17, 2021  |  Multidisciplinary

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.

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Real Life Stories

Published August 24, 2014

Meeting Students Where They’re At!

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.

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Published January 18, 2018

3 Platforms to Create Video-Based Tasks that Actively Engage Students

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

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.

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Published September 3, 2018

Active Learning

Jean Desjardins Educational Advisor, Cégep du Vieux Montréal
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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