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Using Portal to Explore Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Published February 16, 2014  |  Humanities

Johnathan Mina Teacher, Collège LaSalle

For the last three years, one of the main tools that Jonathan Mina has used in his Humanities course is a video game called Portal. Although some would call this risky, the results are there: student motivation and academic achievement are inching noticeably upwards in his courses.

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Migrating to Excel in Quantitative Methods Courses with On-line Training Videos

Published February 9, 2017  |  Social Sciences and Technologies

Vicki Beaupré-Odorico Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

For about 7 years I have been teaching Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research, a required course for Social Science Students that involves statistical analysis. With the rising cost of maintaining our software license agreement with a statistical package provider, the Methods sub-committee at our college decided to replace our prior solution with a more economical one, which required us to retool and retrain both faculty and students. We rose to the challenge and recently added a customizable on-line training video series that allows us to focus our valuable class time on teaching statistics and quantitative methodology - putting them into practice, rather than software training.

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The Challenge of Secondary Curriculum Reform for Colleges

Published October 6, 2008  | 

Silvia d'Apollonia Teacher, Dawson College

A fundamental shift in the way that students learn mathematics and science is underway at the secondary level. IT figures in how these changes will impact the CEGEP system.

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From the French Side: ‘Propulsing’ Distance Education in Philosophy and Beyond!

Published September 22, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb
Martin Parrot Editor, Profweb

Daniel Tremblay, an Administration teacher at Collège Maisonneuve, talks about Propulse in the real-life story ”La collaboration électronique pour la réussite des projets étudiants”. Propulse is discussed as a free alternative to management software like MS Project, although it is limited in its use of Gantt Charts. Remember those? The advantage of Propulse is that it’s free, but it’s only available in French. This is why there are two linguistic services in Profweb.

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Not Letting the Technology Get in the Way of the Teaching

Published October 25, 2009  |  3D Animation and Computer Generated Imagery

Don Mahon Teacher, Dawson College

Although 3d animation has almost become synonymous with technology, fundamentally the heart of the art is not the technological wizardry but the far more ancient craft of story telling.

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Profweb’s 10 Most Consulted Publications for the Winter 2018 Session

Published June 4, 2018  | 

Vanessa Rioux-Ouellet Intern in Masters Educational Technology, Profweb

Here is Profweb’s “bestseller” list of the publications in English and French that were consulted the most often during the 2018 winter session. It seems that interactivity is a topic that interested readers of both editions.

Real Life Stories

Identifying Reading Disorders at the Collegial Level

Published May 5, 2008  |  French (Language and Literature)

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

There’s an undetected population in francophone cegeps that needs screening and accommodation so that they can complete their cegep degrees. It costs the system to provide resources to accommodate people with disabilities, but it's a lot cheaper than the price tag of failure.

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Peer Instruction in Arts and Letters

Published March 7, 2010  |  Art History

Megan Spriggs Teacher, Marianopolis College

As an alternative to straight lecturing, peer instruction offers a promising approach to varying teaching methods and encourages class participation. Its use in Arts and Letters courses is not as common as in the sciences and required some thoughtful adaptation.  

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J’étudie, ensemble! Online Coaching to Increase Motivation

Published March 21, 2021  |  Multidisciplinary

Isabelle Delage Adapted Services Counsellor, Collège Montmorency

Because of confinement and distance learning, students have difficulty motivating themselves behind their screens and focusing on one task at a time. Inspired by the Thèsez-vous activities offered to graduate students, I mobilized several colleagues to develop an online coaching service dedicated to the college student community.

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Collaboratively Fostering Understanding

Published November 25, 2010  |  Mathematics

Sandi Mak Teacher, Vanier College

Since my graduate studies, I have always been curious to find out if writing about something helped me understand it better. Last year the opportunity to test this theory presented itself when Vanier College created grants for teachers who wanted to do projects fostering student success. The college's objective is to help students with their study and research skills as well as with their language skills. Inspired by a project that my younger sister had done at McGill with Wikipedia, a group of teachers in Mathematics determined that using a wiki platform could help students to not only express themselves better in English, but more specifically in the vocabulary of the sciences that we are trying to teach them.

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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

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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