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Dealing with the Challenges of Remote Teaching: Interview with 3 Teachers – Part 1

Published October 22, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

As many teachers’ professional universe is being turned on its head, I became curious to hear a teacher’s perspective on teaching at a distance. Three teachers from Champlain St. Lawrence College were kind enough to sit down for an interview to discuss how they go about giving their classes remotely. Here is a series of 2 articles.

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Dealing with the Challenges of Remote Teaching: Interview with 3 Teachers – Part 2

Published October 22, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

The pandemic is forcing many teachers to rewrite their syllabus for the 2020-2021 school year. As teachers have limited time, they are looking towards other teachers who can provide extra insight into the day-to-day nitty-gritty practicalities of being an online teacher.

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8 Strategies to Improve Participation in Online Courses

Published October 18, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Camille Arpin Editor, Profweb

To improve the overall participation and the quality of the discussions in online courses, the Edutopia foundation surveyed more than twenty educators to learn about their best practices, which they then summarized as 8 concrete strategies. I have adapted them for college-level courses.

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Academic Digital Scrapbooking

Published October 15, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Academic scrapbooking is not simply an arts-and-crafts assignment, it can be a digital teaching strategy to encourage students to better connect with the concepts of your course. This type of hands-on digital assignment allows students to tap into their creativity, take a break from the standard textbook, and interact with the content of your course.

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Using Macros to Make Correction Faster and Easier on Microsoft Word

Published October 5, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Simon Côté-Massicotte Editor, Profweb

When it comes to correcting, the out-of-the-box options offered by Microsoft Word are interesting but extremely time consuming. Highlighting, commenting, or crossing out words all require multiple clicks and keystrokes, which can quickly become tiresome, especially when dealing with longer documents.

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In the CDC Collection: Using Game-Based Learning Online – A Cookbook of Recipes

Published October 1, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

New resources are constantly being added to EDUQ.info, the open archive of the Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC). However, librarian Isabelle Laplante immediately thought of Profweb readers when she discovered Using Game-Based Learning Online – A Cookbook of Recipes from the eCampus Ontario Open Library. It's a digital book created by the University of Ottawa's Educational Games Group (The EGG). The book presents concrete ways to use gaming as a teaching strategy in a distance education course.

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Video Tutorials for Teachers for the Inclusive Use of Smartphones

Published September 27, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb
Anick Legault Teacher, Dawson College

Teachers are sometimes reluctant to use smartphones as a tool for teaching and learning since they can be viewed as a source of distraction in the classroom. The Adaptech Research Network, which performs research on accessible technologies, spearheaded an Entente-Canada-Québec (ECQ) project to share approaches to integrating these omnipresent devices into teaching and learning. In September 2020, Profweb spoke to Anick Legault, a Psychology teacher and Adaptech Research Network Research Associate at Dawson who developed a series of video tutorials within the ECQ project designed to inspire teachers to use smartphones as part of their teaching practice.

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Profweb Joins the New Technopedagogical Hub of Collecto

Published September 21, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

<p>Depuis 15 ans, Profweb est témoin de l'évolution de la technopédagogie dans le réseau collégial québécois et y a activement participé. Fidèle à sa mission de valoriser l'intégration des technologies dans l'enseignement et l'apprentissage, Profweb encourage les enseignants à innover en leur présentant des témoignages de collègues, des pratiques pédagogiques inspirantes et des ressources numériques utiles. Profweb collabore également de près avec différents organismes du réseau collégial et contribue à faire connaître les ressources et services qu’ils développent afin de soutenir les enseignants dans l'intégration pédagogique du numérique.</p>

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Creating a virtual community one minute at a time

Published September 16, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Camille Arpin Editor, Profweb

With the precipitous closure of CEGEPs due to COVID-19, many activities that make CEGEPs stimulating living environments and showcase student talent were cancelled. Gilbert Forest, a socio-cultural facilitator at Cégep André-Laurendeau, and its student services teamed up with the Théâtre Desjardins (a performance hall located inside Cégep André-Laurendeau) and la Brigade Liseurs Publics [in French] (the Public Readers Brigade) to create and maintain a Facebook page, La Minute Cultur.AL [in French], to connect with the students and break the isolation caused by the confinement. I spoke with Gilbert Forest to learn more about this unifying project.

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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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Published November 3, 2015

Teachers’ Use of ICTs: What Do Students Think?

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

In the context of a research project funded by the “Fonds de Recherche du Québec sur la société et la culture” (FRQRSC), 311 students from Dawson College and Cégep André-Laurendeau were surveyed online, in French or English, about their teachers’ practices in the use of ICTs and cyber-learning. This survey allowed the researchers to collect data on the teachers’ use of technology as well as the students’ level of satisfaction regarding this use.

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