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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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Engaging Students in an Active Learning Classroom with the iPad and Apple TV

Published May 5, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Nadine Korte Teacher, Champlain College - Campus Saint-Lambert

Motivating students in Quantitative Methods and History classes can be a challenge, especially when a class begins at 8 a.m. Keeping students engaged is also a challenge, with their attachment to smartphones and social media. I see this attachment as a positive opportunity to harness with my students, and to show them how they can use this technology as a tool for learning. Over the past few semesters I have addressed student motivation and engagement by integrating the use of my iPad along with their devices using a problem-based learning approach. Along the way, I discovered strategies to overcome student shyness and to help students take pride in the work they produce.

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Teaching with Interactive Videos Thanks to Edpuzzle

Published March 2, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Basile Tchize Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Laurent

To diversify my teaching strategies, I use online videos. These explain concepts in a smart way through images and simple demonstrations that facilitate understanding. I use these videos in a flipped classroom approach or as part of a self-directed learning approach. Although I find the content of the videos relevant, I am not always satisfied with the students’ level of engagement. I was introduced to the Edpuzzle platform, which really meets my needs. Here’s why.

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Bridging Differences - The ACPQ Pedagogical Workshops

Published April 10, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Benoit Bolduc AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

The ACPQ invites all interested parties to participate in its 2014 Pedagogical Workshops to be held on May 26 and 27 at Manoir des Sablesin Magog with the theme Unir les différences or ‘Bridging Differences’. Thirty-four communications, mainly in French, will allow participants to explore the various means by which one can better adapt our institutions to the needs of our diverse student population.

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Bringing Some Fun and Friendly Competition to the College Classroom with Kahoot!

Published May 19, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Terri Connolly Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

As teachers, we are often looking for new ways to diversify and enhance our teaching strategies. In the fall 2016 semester, I was introduced to Kahoot during a library information session with my Introduction to College English students, given by Nathalie Faure, the Library Technician at our college. The level of excitement and enthusiasm was such that it prompted me to try Kahoot with my first and second year students. I can attest that Kahoot is not only fun, easy to use and engages students, but it is also a tool that can be adapted to different levels and course content.

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Quill.org Adds Personalized Writing Support to any Course

Published September 6, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Writing is a quintessential cross-curricular skill for students in technical as well as pre-university programs; college students turn in written work in most, if not all, of their courses. In order to acquire, consolidate and perfect their writing skills, students need sustained support and practice across courses. In reality, this does not always prove to be possible because of the amount of field-specific content to cover, as well as the time required to provide students with meaningful feedback on their writing. Quill.org alleviates some of these pain points by setting students up with a personalized program of learning and practice activities based on an automated diagnostic and their teacher’s recommendations.

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"Repeat After Me" Moodle's Language Laboratory

Published May 12, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

The DECclic Corporation's François Lizotte discusses OWLL (OOHOO Web-based Language Lab), a Moodle module designed for language labs.

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Digital Resources to Provide Feedback to your Students

Published May 11, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

When you are providing feedback to your students, certain technologies can be precious allies! What follows is an overview of a selection from the numerous options available to teachers.

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From the French Side: Choose the Perfect Holiday Gift for the College Teacher

Published December 5, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

The holidays are a time for giving and sharing. Here are some pretty nifty digital gift ideas for college teachers. These digital tools, culled from articles that have appeared in the French Edition of Profweb in the fall of 2019, will make next session easier and more enjoyable for all the teachers on your gift list.

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Shaping Instruction Using Real Time Student Feedback

Published November 20, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Nathaniel Lasry, PhD, Cégep John Abbott College

Nathaniel Lasry tells about an experiment done at Cégep John Abbott to verify the effectiveness of Peer Instruction used with wireless handheld devices or 'Clickers' in Physics classes given at the school.

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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 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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