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Digital Tools to Support an Inclusive Pedagogical Practice

Published October 17, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

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.

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Inspiring Portraits: Rafael Scapin — A Generous and Gentle EdTech Guru

Published October 14, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The Quebec college network is a dynamic place where stakeholders often work across institutional borders to advance higher education in the province. For me, there are few people that embody the network’s culture of sharing and collaboration more than Rafael Scapin, the mild-mannered intellectual educational technologist with a soft Brazilian accent from Dawson College. His vast knowledge of techno-pedagogical approaches and more specifically, his guru status with the Moodle learning management platform have made him somewhat of a celebrity in the college network! But there’s much more to him than meets the eye!

Digital Tools

Genially - A Tool for Creating Infographics and Animated Presentations

Published October 9, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Genially is a web-based tool, available in a free version, that allows you to create animated infographics, interactive presentations and even escape games. Use this tool to present content to your students in a fun way. Or offer it to your students as a visual aid during their oral presentations. Genially offers a host of possibilities!

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A Hybrid Classroom for Flexibility in Education — A Project From LaSalle College Financed as Part of the Digital Action Plan

Published October 3, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

As part of its Digital Action Plan (DAP), the MEES (ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur) called for innovative projects linked to the use of digital technologies in higher education. Both of LaSalle College’s project proposals were funded. One of these is the development of a classroom dedicated to hybrid courses.

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A Space to Foster the Development of Innovative Pedagogical Practices — A LaSalle College Project Funded under the Digital Action Plan

Published October 3, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

In the context of the Digital Action Plan for Education and Higher Education (DAP), the MEES (ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur) issued a call for proposals for projects on the innovative use of digital technology in higher education. LaSalle College saw both of its projects funded. One of these is to provide teachers with a space that would help foster the development of innovative pedagogical practices.

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The Visulibre Project: Open Enabling Technologies for the Visually Impaired

Published September 26, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

When planning for a new semester, we may want to consider a variety of approaches that make learning accessible to our students. It is important to consider the needs of all of our students. In 2019, I attended 2 higher education events that examined the question of how to ensure that our training is accessible to those who may have specific needs. During one of these I discovered the Visulibre project, which puts enabling technologies in the hands of visually impaired users. I recently spoke to Miguel Ross who leads the Visulibre project based in Quebec City with hopes of learning more about their mission and activities.

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A digital toolkit for the new college teacher

Published September 25, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Profweb has prepared a small toolkit to introduce some of the many resources available to teachers who want to integrate digital technologies into their courses. For new teachers who are a little overwhelmed by all of the information to assimilate early on in their career, we hope this can serve as both a source of inspiration and a valuable memory aid. We have prepared our toolkit with the free version of Genially, a tool that has a clear educational potential!

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Apply the Agile Innovation Method to Achieve Better Results with Group Work

Published September 23, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

An Agile sprint is a short period when a group of people come together, virtually or face-to-face, to collaborate on a task. Dubbed Agile Learning, this emerging learning model is being used for creative problem solving and collaboration in education. The Agile sprint can be used to streamline Project Based Learning approach for students and it is also used for curriculum development by groups of teachers.

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Discovering Technopedagogical Projects of Colleges Funded Under the Digital Action Plan

Published September 19, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

The implementation of the Digital Action Plan (DAP) in education and higher education has been an opportunity for several institutions in the college network to develop innovative projects to support the integration of digital technology into educational practices. Profweb wants to showcase these innovation projects in order to make them known throughout the college network. Our editorial team has invited several people involved in these projects to share their experience in real life stories or articles presenting the progress of their project.

Digital Tools

Create Gamified Interactive Reviews with Wordwall

Published September 9, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Interactive quiz platforms like Kahoot and Wooclap are popular tools to liven up review sessions. They bring a game-like element to any review lesson, which motivates students and fosters retention. However, the novelty effect of such audience response systems tends to wear off rapidly. Wordwall represents a worthwhile complementary offering, as the platform contains a wide selection of mini-games that can be used to review theory, concepts and vocabulary items.

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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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Articles

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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Featured Reports

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.

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