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Open Educational Resources (OERs) — An Interview with Pascale Blanc from La Vitrine technologie-éducation

Published November 5, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Would you like to share an educational resource that you have created with an open licence? Would you be ready to allow others to modify the resource or not? How about letting people use the resource for commercial gains? To help you decide, I recently interviewed Pascale Blanc, the Coordinator at VTÉ (Vitrine technologie-éducation) who also serves as a board member for the ADTE (Association pour le développement technologique en éducation).

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Hubert.ai Chats with Your Students to Obtain Course Feedback

Published November 1, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

While obtaining student feedback has been an integral part of my teaching practices from the very beginning, it was never a truly satisfying or enjoyable activity. Over the years, I experimented with different ways of obtaining feedback, most of which were either very labour-intensive (open-ended questions) or overly formalised (multiple-choice questions or ratings). The advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) has reached a point where chatbots can now handle text-based conversations and analyze them. This term, I am experimenting with Hubert.ai, a platform that harnesses the power of AI to obtain meaningful feedback through chat sessions with my students. So far, this has proven to be an effective and engaging format for everyone involved.

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Tried and True Tricks of the Trade

Published January 16, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Émilie Lavery Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Émilie Lavery, a member of Profweb's French staff and professor of literature at Collège Édouard-Montpetit shares her pedagogical tricks of the trade. What are yours? Is IT a part of them? What advice would you give to a young fellow teacher just getting started?

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Interactive Resource on Writing Thesis Statements - Preparation for the English Exit Exam

Published March 14, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Paulette Cake Project Manager - English Language Division, CCDMD

The CCDMD's English Language Division has been building resources which focus on the English Exit Exam (EEE). In the summer of 2010, a flipbook which focuses on Writing Thesis Statements, a challenge for many students when writing essays for the EEE was completed by the CCDMD with Marya Grant from Vanier College's Learning Centre.

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The SHERPA Digital Learning Portfolio is …

Published November 4, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

SHERPA Partenaires-conjoints

SHERPA is a digital learning portfolio platform created within the Programme de Collaboration Université-Collège. It will enable academic support, promote learning acquisition and evaluation tracking, as well as affirm student development and production within an academic or professional context. SHERPA's IT infrastructure makes it simple and easy-to-use. Several IT partners, APOP, DECclic, Profweb and Vitrine technologie-éducation, support the application.

Real Life Stories

Strategies for Preventing Student Plagiarism

Published November 6, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Dr Laurence Nixon, Dawson College

While interviewing Lawrence Nixon about his use of the Shared Drive at Dawson College, he mentioned the document we are reproducing below on plagiarism. Dr Nixon originally presented this information at an information session at the college. This is an example of the quality of information that circulates in the collegial system often without wider distribution. Profweb is pleased to be helping to remedy this situation.

Real Life Stories

Platform Series: LEA

Published January 30, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Chantal Desrosiers Techno-pedagogical Advisor, MEES

Having experimented with the tools of the LEA platform as part of a Performa course, teachers discuss their assessments of the platform. This account is the second story in a small series on learning platforms.

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Insights and strategies to design formative assessment that “counts”

Published September 19, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb
Angela Mastracci Education consultant and pedagogical instructor

Angela Mastracci is as passionate about formative assessment as she is expert at it. Angela first started pondering its importance when she was a fashion design teacher at Cégep Marie-Victorin. In 2008, she became an education consultant at the same college. Even though she retired from this position in 2017, Angela is still very much active professionally, teaching PERFORMA courses and leading AQPC workshops on the topic. I had a chat with Angela about successfully embedding formative assessment in a course.

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Turning Feedback into Feedforward with the REPAIR Method

Published February 9, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

As teachers, most of us abhor likening education to business. Nonetheless, certain management and business-related strategies can be relevant in an educational setting. One such concept is feedforward, an assessment technique advocated by communications consultant Joe Hirsch, which may prove particularly useful for teachers giving formative feedback as part of a competency-based assessment strategy. This article synthesizes Joe Hirsch’s book The Feedback Fix as well as his blog posts on the topic, and applies the main concepts to a pedagogical context.

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Entente Canada-Québec (ECQ): Supporting Anglophone and Francophone College Education

Published April 22, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Bruno Geslain College Sector Coordinator, Entente Canada-Québec
Louise Paul College Sector Coordinator, Entente Canada-Québec

Although the ECQ’s aim is to promote minority and second language education, projects which often have the greatest impact are those in which both French and English colleges can benefit.

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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 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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Published November 3, 2015

Teachers’ Use of ICTs: What Do Students Think?

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

In the context of a research project funded by the “Fonds de Recherche du Québec sur la société et la culture” (FRQRSC), 311 students from Dawson College and Cégep André-Laurendeau were surveyed online, in French or English, about their teachers’ practices in the use of ICTs and cyber-learning. This survey allowed the researchers to collect data on the teachers’ use of technology as well as the students’ level of satisfaction regarding this use.

Multidisciplinary

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