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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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Vanier College's Versatile Classrooms

Published January 26, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Vanier College has been developing a new kind of active learning classroom in response to the challenge of building more active learning classrooms on less while targeting the features that teachers really need.

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ICT Profile

Video Capsules on the ICT Profile for College Students

Published October 20, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Cégep à distance
Réseau des répondantes et répondants TIC

The video clips of the ICT Profile for College Students are, as their name suggests, for students, but also for teachers. These are tutorials that promote mastery of the skills targeted in the profile.

The ICT Profile for College Students consists of skills on information research, processing and presentation, as well as transversal skills that invite students to network and to effectively and responsibly use ICT. You can download the ICT Profile for College Students in English and in French.

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Video Creation Becoming Accessible to the College Community

Published March 5, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Philippe Aubé Coordinator, Profweb

Philippe Aubé, Profweb's coordinator, presents examples of videos created and presented in the college classroom. He explores the advantages and disadvantages of the medium and presents guidelines for  production and use.

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Virtual Reality in the Classroom: What are the Possibilities at College?

Published September 26, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In recent years, we have observed a growing interest in the college network for the educational potential of virtual reality. In 2014, the Vitrine technologie-éducation presented a virtual laboratory on the topic, before organizing exploratory activities for college IT-reps in 2016 and 2017. However, we had little feedback on the actual use of this technology by teachers.

Real Life Stories

Virtual Reality to Foster Real-World Empathy

Published December 3, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Johnathan Mina Teacher, Collège LaSalle
Pascale Warmoes Teacher, Collège LaSalle

We are always on the lookout for new ideas that have the potential to translate into innovative and challenging educational strategies for our students. After experimenting with the use of smart pens for peer learning and the integration of video games to stimulate deep learning, we turned to the possibilities offered by virtual reality. This technology has allowed us to provide our students with immersive experiences that contribute to developing greater empathy for topics we discuss in our respective courses.

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Virtually Discovering the Real World Which Awaits on the Other End of the River

Published February 26, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Sophie Jacmin Teacher, Vanier College

Now entering its second semester, the joint Humanities classes between Collège Vanier and Cégep de Sept-Îles begin to span the gap in life experience between the students living in these two communities.  Read how technology is opening horizons on both shores of the Saint Lawrence!

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Wearable Smarts

Published October 5, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Alexandre Enkerli Educational Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Wearable devices have been on people’s minds for a while. From Dick Tracy’s 2-way wrist radio to Geordi La Forge’s VISOR, gadgets have frequently found their way to fictional characters’ bodies. Recently, the world of consumer technology is abuzz with “smartglasses” made by Google along with “smartwatches” made by Samsung or Apple.

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Web 3.0 and the Inclusion of Choice

Published September 27, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Cégep@distance is turning 20 next year. Ryan W. Moon writes about the importance of anticipating the needs of upcoming generations with regards to distance education within the context of the upcoming semantic web (aka Web 3.0). Mobile technology, open learning content and social networking sites could potentially spark a new era of dynamic and personalized learning that is available on-demand.

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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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