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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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Profweb Podcast #1: Interactive Videos, myDALITE and Moodle to Support Alternative Teaching

Published April 27, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

A number of technologies have facilitated the transition to alternative methods of teaching. In recent years, these tools have become more user-friendly and accessible to teachers, who are using them to support a blended or fully on-line approach within their teaching practice.

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Need Some Motivation Right About Now? Try Out Some Suggestions From The French Side’s Fall 2018 Publications

Published December 5, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Let’s face it; sometimes you need a break from marking. After the last few 50-60-hour weeks where you have marked too much and slept too little, take some time to unwind. In my position as Profweb editor, I don’t think I can recommend a glass of wine in a cosy chair beside the fireplace. I can however suggest a few fabulous activities, to take your mind off marking, based on articles that have appeared in the French Edition of Profweb in the fall of 2018.

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Back to the Future

Published August 24, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Guillaume Vachon Web integrator, Profweb

Here is a brief recap of the articles that appeared at the end of the 2015 winter semester and an overview of some of the topics to be addressed during 2015-2016.

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Apply the Agile Innovation Method to Achieve Better Results with Group Work

Published September 23, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

An Agile sprint is a short period when a group of people come together, virtually or face-to-face, to collaborate on a task. Dubbed Agile Learning, this emerging learning model is being used for creative problem solving and collaboration in education. The Agile sprint can be used to streamline Project Based Learning approach for students and it is also used for curriculum development by groups of teachers.

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Dual-Mode Teaching at Cégep Limoilou

Published November 4, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Guillaume Bourbeau Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

For more than a year, I have been experimenting with dual-mode teaching at Cégep Limoilou. In the fall of 2020, my CEGEP entrusted me with the responsibility of equipping my fellow teachers to help them take ownership of dual-mode teaching in order to make their courses functional from the first week of the semester. In this text, I discuss dual-mode teaching, Cégep Limoilou's journey in this format of hybrid learning and my role as a mentor.

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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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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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