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Supporting Active Learning and Innovation Across the College Network

Published April 27, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Early in March 2015, SALTISE announced its newest cohort of mini-grant recipients. Teachers from a variety of colleges and disciplines are blazing new trails using a variety of strategies and technologies to engage their learners.

Real Life Stories

Dance and the iPad: In Step Together

Published May 25, 2015  |  Dancing

Jessika Vigneault Educational Advisor, Cégep de Saint-Laurent
Mélanie Martin Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Laurent
Caroline Cotton Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Laurent

ICTs have always had a certain attractiveness for teaching students how to dance. The Dance program at the Cégep de Saint-Laurent has used technological advances in the past and is continuing the tradition by integrating iPads into the practice of teaching. Marc-André Laflamme, an Editor for the French Side of Profweb interviewed Jessika, Mélanie and Caroline. He gathered and summarized their thoughts into this Real Life Story on the use of mobile tablets in the Dance program.

Real Life Stories

Active Learning Classrooms in Service of French Lit

Published September 22, 2015  |  French (Language and Literature)

Étienne Bourdages Teacher, Collège Ahuntsic

Just prior to the student strike in 2012, the administration at our college presented an active learning classroom implementation project codenamed CLAAC (for Classe d’apprentissage actif). This initiative was part of a vast reasearch project that brought a few colleges from Quebec together with the Université de Montréal. I’ve been teaching French literature for about 8 years and was interested in experimenting with some new ways of presenting my class. I was already interested in integrating ICTs into my teaching, but I was more or less traditional in my approach. So when the opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance to get involved.

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The College Network Is Getting Serious About Serious Gaming

Published September 28, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

I believe it was Bill Shakespeare who said “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” He may have been on to something, as the college network showed its playful side during the Serious Games Conference, held at Vanier College on August 7th, 2015.

Real Life Stories

Blended Learning to Teach Ethics to Future Engineers

Published October 13, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Govind Gopakumar Associate professor, Concordia University

At Concordia University, I have been teaching the ENGR 201 Professional Practice and Responsibility for some time, which is a mandatory rite of passage for any student who wishes to become an engineer. This means that there are a large number of students, which seems to be growing every year. Given this growth, we wanted to see if we could consolidate a couple of sections into one section to meet the demand. The course is offered in the fall, winter and summer semesters, and each section has about 200 students. Our first experiment was with 200 students in one section who were all enrolled in the blended course. We are now regularly offering the blended course with 400 students each semester.

Digital Tools

GeoGebra: What’s That?

Published February 24, 2017  |  Mathematics

Charles Laporte Teacher, Collège LaSalle

GeoGebra is a free software tool that was specifically designed for teaching and learning mathematics. GeoGebra works equally well on computers, tablets and smartphones. GeoGebra is also accessible online without the need to download the software.

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Brenda Lamb: Getting People Together and Taking Risks

Published January 18, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

For close to 10 years, I have had the good fortune to work with a number of talented individuals in the college network in Quebec. A handful of them have become something more to me than just people I see in the course of my work. Among these I include Brenda Lamb, the ICT Education Advisor at John Abbott College who has had an enduring impact on both my professional perceptions and my approach to services for the English community in Quebec.

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Getting Started in eLearning

Published February 2, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Back in ’99, the ink wasn’t even dry on my diploma from McGill when I was tasked with managing a project to implement a Learning Management System and oversee the creation of the very first e-learning modules for a CEGEP in the Montreal area. I had heard about this free system called WebCT made by a Prof and a few students at the University of British Columbia, and I had been tinkering with Linux for a couple of years by that point. Armed with a small grant from Industry Canada and almost total freedom to get the job done, I began assembling a small team of energetic students and subject matter experts.

Real Life Stories

The Electronic Tablet in Dance: A Tool at the Service of the Body

Published April 12, 2016  |  Dancing

Sophie Lavigne Teacher, Collège Montmorency
Pierre Cohen-Bacrie IT Educational Advisor, Collège Montmorency

In a program such as the pre-university DEC in Dance, where visual elements have so much importance, digital elements – in particular in the form of the electronic tablet – open stimulating perspectives for teaching and learning. This is what stands out from the interview conducted by Pierre Cohen-Bacrie, ICT education advisor, with Sophie Lavigne, dance teacher at Collège Montmorency.

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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 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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