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Foundations of Effective Tutoring

Published April 11, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Jeannine Ryser Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

In many colleges and universities across the country, peer tutoring provides a corner-stone to academic support services. 'Foundations of Effective Tutoring' is on online resource developed and produced by the CCDMD (Centre Collegial de Developpement de Materiel Didactique) and currently contains five modules, between two and three hours each, designed to help develop a solid set of competencies for students to effectively tutor their peers.  

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Active Learning in CEGEP Classrooms

Published October 4, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

James Sparks IT Representative, Champlain College - Campus Saint-Lambert

Explore active learning as an educational strategy. The very name, active learning, implies a student-centered approach, which is part of the pedagogical shift most Educational Advisors are trying to encourage in their colleges.

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Summer School - Mastering Teaching Over the Summer Holidays

Published May 30, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan Ajersch Educational Advisor, PERFORMA, Université de Sherbrooke

The Master Teacher Program (MTP) has transitioned to a blended learning format. Within this new format, MTP participants are offered face-to-face courses with other teachers but are also offered synchronous hours of online and computer-supported interactive activities. This summer PERFORMA is offering four courses in the program to facilitate participants' advancement during this less stressful period.

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The Very Exciting Dawson College Educational Technology Week 2012

Published February 20, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Rafael Scapin IT Representative, Dawson College
Azra Khan Educational Advisor, Dawson College

The very exciting Dawson College Educational Technology Week 2012 begins today Monday, February 20. The idea of the Ed Tech Week is to share with teachers the advances that have been made in IT.

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A Library Serving Digital Natives

Published April 1, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Janette Wygergangs Professional librarian, Cégep John Abbott College

John Abbott College library's streaming video not only enriches the choice of materials offered to users but changes the nature of how the library serves its community.

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Valuing Our Community of Practice: Ongoing Program Evaluation

Published September 23, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Lee Ann Johnston, Heritage College

Since all cégeps are required to evaluate their programs of study, Lee Anne Johnston realized that her counterparts in the network were probably experiencing the same type of isolation that she was. At her presentation at the 2011 AQPC symposium, it was suggested that an inter-cégep collaborative working group be set up. She submitted a proposal to APOP for support through their APOP_Tandem project for three online meetings using the VIA platform. Collaboration ensued.

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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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VTE Partners with Mozilla Promoting Digital Badges in Education

Published March 30, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

VTE (La Vitrine technologie-éducation) and Mozilla have joined forces to promote the use of badges in education in Quebec. These badges are online attestations of acquired skills. The VTE's Christophe Reverd provides detailed information about the badges, as well as information about other related initiatives currently used in the Quebec college network.

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Teaching in an Active Learning Classroom

Published April 17, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Raymond Cantin Project Manager, Vitrine technologie-éducation

La Vitrine Technologie-Éducation takes you on a tour of new classrooms at McGill University. Teachers discuss how spaces and furnishings encourage student interaction and active learning.

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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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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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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.

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