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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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42: A School Where You Learn By Yourself (with others)

Published August 10, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Laurence Saint-Cyr Proulx Intern and Research Officer at the Living Lab en innovation ouverte, Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup

Have you ever imagined what a school might be like without teachers? No one to tell you when to start, what to write down or when to stop. A school where students progress according to their own pace and motivation, where they will be the principal actor in their development? It might seem like some sort of unrealistic utopia, but the École 42 is hedging its bets on their surprising educational program.

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Exploring Extended Reality with an Innovation Kit for Teachers at Vanier College

Published February 7, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

On January 29th, 2020, Vanier College held a launch event for their Teacher’s Innovation and Exploration Kit (TIEK) which allows teachers to try Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), Virtual Reality (VR) and other recent technologies to explore their pedagogical potential. Just prior to the launch, I spoke with Patti Kingsmill, the Pedagogical Counsellor at Vanier who is spearheading this initiative with financial support through the ministry’s Digital Action Plan.


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Creating Interactive Objects With H5P To Spice Up Online Content

Published October 13, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

Have you ever dreamt of creating your own exercisers for your students? Or even to add comments and questions to a video that you or someone else recorded? H5P could be right for you!

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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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From Gamification to Transmedia Storytelling

Published November 30, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Jean Desjardins Educational Advisor, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

On March 11, 2015, during a REFAD professional development workshop, Olivier Alfieri, a multimedia project manager at the CFORP, gave an insightful conference on how to help students learn to create “transmedia” storytelling in class.

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DawsonITE for November 7, 2014

Published November 10, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Here is this week’s edition of on-line features from DawsonITE.

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TEPID – A warm entry into technology for development

Published June 16, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Marcel Sankeralli Teacher, Marianopolis College

Technical education in the fundamentals of international aid is a multidisciplinary issue requiring both an understanding of the beneficial application of technical cooperation and training in pertinent technologies.  The TEPID project is an attempt to weave these varied components into a coherent training tool.

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IT at the Leading Edge of Academic Innovation

Published April 10, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Benoit Bolduc AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

This is the time to register for the symposium of l’Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale which will be taking place at the convention center of l’hôtel Mortagne in Boucherville on the South Shore of Montreal from June 6 to June 8, 2007.

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Grading Made Easy: Digital Tools to Create Rubrics

Published September 12, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Do you remember marking final evaluations last session? Did you say to yourself, “Never again”? Never again will I give that assignment because it is too long to grade. Do you spend time going over the copies you have just graded because the last copy you read made you realise that there were criteria that you had forgotten to take into account?

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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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Featured Reports

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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