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Profweb Podcast #2: Contrasting Distance Teaching Approaches Organized with Courseflow

Published May 19, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

In March and April 2020, teachers were tasked with the challenging transition to alternative methods of teaching to help their students complete the Winter 2020 semester. The approach varied from college to college and in some cases from department to department within the same college.

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Interactive Resource on Writing Thesis Statements - Preparation for the English Exit Exam

Published March 14, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Paulette Cake Project Manager - English Language Division, CCDMD

The CCDMD's English Language Division has been building resources which focus on the English Exit Exam (EEE). In the summer of 2010, a flipbook which focuses on Writing Thesis Statements, a challenge for many students when writing essays for the EEE was completed by the CCDMD with Marya Grant from Vanier College's Learning Centre.

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Quizizz — Create Student-Paced Gamified Quizzes

Published January 9, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Quizizz is a free web tool that allows teachers to create multiple-choice questionnaires that students can answer individually at their own pace.

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Exploring Alternatives to Interactive Whiteboards

Published June 2, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Milena Collot Teacher, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Milena Collot participated in a pilot project funded by her college Vieux-Montréal using iPads linked to computers controlling data-projectors as a possible replacement for an interactive whiteboard. Although the results weren't as expected, they suggested alternative technology for future experimentation.

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A Decision Tree to Choose The Best Online "Test" type Tool

Published April 30, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Martin Pelletier Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - Terrebonne

Distance education brings challenges and adjustments for both teachers and students. Distance learning also means online assessments, and it is easy to get lost in the multitude of digital tools and online platforms that offer options for creating online tests. To help you choose the digital tool that best suits your pedagogical needs, I have created a decision tree on the topic.

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Netquiz Web – A Useful Tool for Teachers!

Published February 8, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Mathieu Brisson Multimedia Technician, Profweb

Netquiz Web is a web-based application that allows for the creation of formative on-line quizzes that was developed by the Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (also known by its French acronym CCDMD).

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When today becomes tomorrow!

Published January 22, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

This week, at our editorial meeting, we had a shining example of the value of the APOP U R on-Line Conference. The meeting was held using the Via Interface. Having gone to the conference with the Via Interface, we all agreed that the technology was perfect for our meetings, particularly when it is so inexpensive. I heard that a one hour session may cost as low as five dollars per participant. What a pleasure to see the expressions and body language of the other people on the Animaweb team!

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Making an Education

Published October 12, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Alexandre Enkerli Educational Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

We’re all learners, whoever we are. Whether it’s about crafts or home repairs, pedagogy or academic disciplines, we all develop our knowledge in a number of domains. And the learning we do on our own can have a significant impact on our approaches to others’ learning.

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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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