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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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Fostering Student Retention in Distance Learning — The Results of an Appeal to All the Members of the IT REP Network

Published November 5, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Jean Perron Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière

How to foster student retention in distance learning? I asked the question to the members of the Network of ICT Respondents (IT REP Network), a community of practice that brings together the pedagogical advisors responsible for the integration of ICT in the colleges of the province of Quebec. I am sharing with you the answers that I was given.

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Innovative Practices for the Evaluation of Learning

Published May 2, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Benoit Bolduc AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

Teachers, professionals and managers from the network of private colleges will be meeting on June 1st, 2016 at the Grande Bibliothèque de Montréal to explore Innovative practices for the evaluation of learning. As with many other aspects of higher education, ICTs are now occupying a significant place in the realm of evaluation.

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Welcome to a New World of Virtual Communication and Teamwork

Published November 27, 2006  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP

APOP (Association pour les applications pédagogiques de l’ordinateur au postsecondaire) has fostered the growth of IT use in postsecondary education through diverse activities ironically publicized through traditional media and old fashioned face-to-face presentations. In the autumn of 2005 during a brainstorming session, the idea of developing a real time on-line event using leading edge technology came to the fore.

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Educapps: Educational Apps at Your Fingertips!

Published March 8, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP

If you are one of those people that is still questioning the relevance of using technological devices within an educational context, or are preoccupied by how prevalent they have become, you would be hard-pressed not to admit that the technological disruption from these devices that has been predicted (virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robots, etc.) has indeed come to pass, as they are everywhere in our daily lives.

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An epidictic portrait of Norman Spatz

Published February 2, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Marc-André Laflamme Editor, Profweb

The name Norman Spatz is known throughout the English language college community of Quebec. He is no stranger to the French college community either. Those who frequent academic events in the college system have undoubtedly crossed paths with Norm. This article aims to examine the life of this peerless collaborator for the Profweb team who has left an indelible mark on the college network.

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The Proliferation of Video at the Séminaire de Sherbrooke

Published November 29, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Dominic Carmichael IT Educational Advisor, Collégial du Séminaire de Sherbrooke

Thanks to a grant in the context of the Digital Action Plan, video is quickly becoming an integral part of the pedagogical practices of college teachers at the Séminaire de Sherbrooke. Used as part of a flipped teaching approaches or to supplement notions seen in class, videos are distributed through Microsoft Stream channels tied in with the Microsoft Teams accounts of several teachers. Here are some examples.

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Key Components for Student Success Available 24 hours a Day!

Published February 16, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

There is no greater pleasure for anyone working in education than to see students succeed. The elements that contribute to the success of students at the college level are varied and involve many different services and individuals, each playing an important role on the pathway to success.

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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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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.

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