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8 Strategies to Improve Participation in Online Courses

Published October 18, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Camille Arpin Editor, Profweb

To improve the overall participation and the quality of the discussions in online courses, the Edutopia foundation surveyed more than twenty educators to learn about their best practices, which they then summarized as 8 concrete strategies. I have adapted them for college-level courses.

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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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A Class Blog to Thin the Classroom Walls

Published January 16, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Alison Crump, Marianopolis College

As an educator, in all contexts, I focus on pedagogical approaches that create spaces for learner agency, a sense of belonging, and collaborative participation. Some of my favourite and most memorable teaching moments come from learning contexts outside of the classroom, both in-person and online. One such moment occurred when I used a class blog to open up a course assignment to a public forum.

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ICT Profile

A Cognitive Approach to the 2014 IT Student Profile

Published February 16, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Nicole Perreault REPTIC Community Leader, Fédération des cégeps

The new approach of the 2014 ICT Student Profile has significant advantages. A transversal profile for "all programs, all colleges," it gives more flexibility to programs on the choice of software applications to use to master a skill, taking variations from one curriculum to another into account.

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A Collaborative Program-based Approach Supported by Technology

Published April 11, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Mélanie Langlois-Sabourin Teacher, Cégep de l'Outaouais
Denis Lavoie Teacher, Cégep de l'Outaouais

While he was the person responsible for the course Integrated Placement (Stage d’intégration), offered as part of the 5th semester in the Electrotechnology program, Denis noticed that students had some training gaps in communication, even though this was included within the program objectives. In their placement term reports, the students had to describe 3 problematic situations. Communication skills were a recurring theme. To counteract this difficulty, Denis started integrating some communication theory into his course in order to better prepare his students.

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A Complete Toolbox for Creating Your Own Web Space this Summer

Published June 8, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Alexandre Dal-Pan Editor, Profweb

Summer is just around the corner and it is an ideal time to focus on projects you might have postponed during the school year due to a lack of time. You probably know teachers who host course material on a website or use a blog to follow-up on internship students.

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A Cooperative Collegiate Reality Confronts Our Cultural Conundrum!

Published February 12, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Colleges have become laboratories for new teamworking technology, letting students and teachers alike connect in increasingly innovative and dynamic ways. For animaweb Françoise Marceau, this is a dream that she has worked hard to make into a reality! For Norm Spatz, the English side of Profweb, the linguistic duality of our lives in Quebec remains a barrier that even technology cannot completely overcome!

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A Crucible for Learning - The 2013 ACPQ Pedagogical Workshops

Published March 31, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Comité organisateur des ateliers, ACPQ

The 2013 Pedagogical Workshops for the ACPQ (Association des collèges privés du Québec) are being held May 27 and 28 at the Manoir Saint-Sauveur. The English theme is "A Crucible for Learning". Once again, there is a large information technology component.

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A DawsonITE Revival at Profweb

Published September 7, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Regular readers of Profweb's English service will have no doubt noticed the demise of the News feature in our new site. Because of the incorporation of the Vitrine Technologie-Éducation (VTÉ) research function called CERES into the new Profweb reader experience, new items are added to this repository eliminating the need for Profweb news and making our reader experience more seamless and therefore less confusing.

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A Decision Tree to Choose The Best Online "Test" type Tool

Published April 30, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Martin Pelletier Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - Terrebonne

Distance education brings challenges and adjustments for both teachers and students. Distance learning also means online assessments, and it is easy to get lost in the multitude of digital tools and online platforms that offer options for creating online tests. To help you choose the digital tool that best suits your pedagogical needs, I have created a decision tree on the topic.

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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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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.

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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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