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Mathematics and Programming in the Cloud with CoCalc

Published June 13, 2017  |  Mathematics

Gabriel Indurskis Teacher, Champlain College - Campus Saint-Lambert

Cloud computing is an increasingly important part of the college experience in Quebec. With more and more educational establishments using Google Tools, Office 365 and Moodle, there is less and less of an emphasis on having computers with a laundry list of applications installed. When you can fire up a web browser and have access to a wide range of tools, it is a game-changer. The field of mathematics is also well-entrenched within this computing trend, with the appearance of cloud-based innovations in the past couple of years, not the least of which is a powerful platform for cloud computing known as SageMathCloud, which has recently been rebranded as CoCalc. Since this name change is very recent, most of the information and tutorials on the internet still make reference to the old name, and this article will use both names interchangeably.

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Automatic Essay Evaluation with the Virtual Writing Tutor

Published January 14, 2020  |  English (Second Language)

Nicholas Walker Teacher, Collège Ahuntsic
Frank Bonkowski, PhD. Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Laurent

It’s the week before the beginning of the semester and you are finalizing your course plan. How many writing assignments will you assign this semester? Will you assign one midterm essay and one final essay like your colleagues, or will you assign more?

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Plenty of Options to Explore on AQPC’s New Website!

Published September 22, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Fanny Kingsbury Director General, AQPC

Last spring, the new web site for the Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale (AQPC) went live. Here is an overview of some of the options that are now available to you on this interactive website that is teeming with pedagogical resources.

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Transition to Electronic Marking with iAnnotate

Published February 13, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

Are you feeling ready to make the move to correcting assignments electronically? Are you overwhelmed by the number of tools that exist? This article will explain one teacher’s experience with an application she has been using for several years. Anna Dera, a Biology Teacher at CEGEP Champlain St. Lawrence wanted a tool that made the transition to marking electronically simple; something that allowed her to continue writing notes, “by hand”. She began marking electronically on a laptop with a touch screen and a special stylus pen. Soon after, she started using an iPad, and in her search for an application that would allow her to continue this new electronic marking technique, she discovered iAnnotate, which has remained her marking tool of choice for over 6 years.

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Teacher Perception of the CCDMD

Published October 18, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Véronica Gill Communication Advisor, CCDMD
Réjean Jobin Coordonnateur du développement des ressources, CCDMD

In an innovative pilot project, the CCDMD examines the results of a survey of departmental coordinators, teachers, and pedagogical counsellors done at four colleges. The sampling provided encouraging although sometimes surprising information about how the CCDMD is perceived and how its products are used. Irritants mentioned in the use of CCDMD products and IT in general should inspire reflection on the part of all members of the college network.

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Click for Concept-based Physics

Published February 1, 2009  |  Physics

Luc Tremblay Teacher, Collège Mérici

Physics courses can lead to the understanding of phenomena rather than the rote use of formulas!

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Audio Feedback: Customized Follow-up for Students

Published May 3, 2016  |  French (Language and Literature)

Karine Bélair Teacher, Collégial international Sainte-Anne

When I am correcting my students’ assignments in my French or Law courses, I often feel the need to go beyond my correction codes. For me, it seems insufficient to simply mark “unclear” or “requires further development.” How can you clarify? What does “requires further development” mean? I really want to reformulate the sentence that requires clarification, and to outline the explanations in order to provide an example. It’s unfortunate that my handwriting is difficult for students to decipher. It’s also unfortunate that their copy looks like a construction site after I have finished my job of editing, crossing out sentences and adding comments, as much within the text as in the margins… That’s why I tried out a new style of providing feedback – audio feedback.

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The Virtual Writing Tutor

Published January 13, 2013  |  English (Second Language)

Nicholas Walker Teacher, Collège Ahuntsic

The Virtual Writing Tutor is a new and interesting online resource for computer-assisted error correction in English writing. Improving the quantity or frequency of feedback, as well as its timeliness, quality and detail, benefits students while reducing the time and tedium involved in correcting large numbers of assignments for teachers of ESL.

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The Engineer’s Pulse

Published March 10, 2013  |  Physics

Stephen Cohen Teacher, Vanier College

We’ve all dealt with the issue of keeping online personal lives distinct from academic identities. Stephen Cohen has found that bringing his personal blog into the classroom has made a real difference in the instruction he can offer to his students, while keeping his privacy intact.

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PowerPoint Redux

Published December 18, 2011  |  Psychology

Karen Tee Teacher, Vanier College

PowerPoint allows Karen Tee to do some things that help students learn, and it’s so much more interesting, for both her and the students! Although doing PowerPoint slides right requires a lot of preparation, the results make all the work worthwhile.

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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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Articles

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.

Multidisciplinary

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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