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Teaching Machines

Published February 8, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Alexandre Enkerli Educational Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Teachers who love grading, if they exist, must be a rare breed indeed. Many of us thoroughly enjoy providing thoughtful feedback on learners’ work. Can technology help teachers assess student writing? Join VTE on February 19 at 10–11:30 a.m. for an online lab session on grading tools.

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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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Using Visual Storytelling to Explore Distressing Topics in the College Classroom

Published October 22, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Daniel Goldsmith Teacher, Dawson College

How do you speak about trauma without it becoming too personal? How do you provide support to a student whose painful memories and emotions might be triggered by such a discussion? An ECQ grant (Entente Canada-Quebec) in 2018-2019 allowed Mark McGuire at John Abbott College and I to develop a website presenting pedagogical materials using visual storytelling as a means of dealing with disturbing topics.

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Distance Education at the Service of Student Athletes: The point of view of Keven Bouchard

Published October 5, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Paul Landry Teacher, Polyvalente W.-A.-Losier (Nouveau-Brunswick)

During the winter 2016 semester, I spoke with 2 teachers from the Cegep de Baie-Comeau who had experimented with distance education to support a student athlete with this college studies, while based in a different Canadian province. Their account was the subject of a recent Profweb publication.

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The Proliferation of Video at the Séminaire de Sherbrooke

Published November 29, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Dominic Carmichael IT Educational Advisor, Collégial du Séminaire de Sherbrooke

Thanks to a grant in the context of the Digital Action Plan, video is quickly becoming an integral part of the pedagogical practices of college teachers at the Séminaire de Sherbrooke. Used as part of a flipped teaching approaches or to supplement notions seen in class, videos are distributed through Microsoft Stream channels tied in with the Microsoft Teams accounts of several teachers. Here are some examples.

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Creating a sense of presence in synchronous online courses

Published September 7, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

In an online course, many students may experience a sense of anonymity. How do you encourage them to participate, to interact? In February and March 2019, I attended 2 online activities on the same theme. Here I discuss what I learned from these activities in terms of creating a positive classroom climate that encourages student participation.

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A 3D Printing Fab Lab at Champlain College St-Lambert

Published February 9, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Champlain College St-Lambert administration has recently decided to work with Vitrine technologie-éducation on the development of their own Fab Lab for 3D printing. Chris Reverd of VTE suggests the academic implications of this technology.

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Formative, An Online Evaluation Tool

Published March 20, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Would you like to ask your students formative evaluation questions in class? If they have laptops or tablets, you might like Formative! Formative is a free web-based evaluation tool. Using Formative, the teacher sees student answers appear in real time and can provide students with immediate feedback. In addition, Formative allows students to answer questions with drawings.

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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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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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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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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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