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Grading Made Easy: Digital Tools to Create Rubrics

Published September 12, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Do you remember marking final evaluations last session? Did you say to yourself, “Never again”? Never again will I give that assignment because it is too long to grade. Do you spend time going over the copies you have just graded because the last copy you read made you realise that there were criteria that you had forgotten to take into account?

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A Voyage of 5 Incredible Years

Published May 31, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Lyse Favreau Coordinator, Profweb

Profweb is celebrating its fifth on-line birthday. What a great occasion to trace the important events and the remarkable people who have been a part of Profweb! The column is also an announcement of the birthday event happening at the AQPC Symposium on June 2.

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How to Flip your Class Online: a Webinar by Eric Mazur

Published May 26, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Synchronous or asynchronous, that is the question many teachers have been asking as they switch to distance learning in this time of social distancing. However, that is not what teachers should be wondering about according to renown Professor Eric Mazur from Harvard University.

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The LaSalle College Community of Practice - Active Learning for Everyone

Published March 9, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Mathieu Lépine Pedagogical Support Coordinator, Collège LaSalle

Five teachers from LaSalle College (Montreal) have formed a Community of Practice on Active Learning to facilitate the establishment of a learning environment to foster the implementation of this pedagogical approach. At every meeting, one teacher will conduct a presentation or activity on their subject, followed by a related discussion. As suits the bilingual nature of LaSalle, the presentations are in either English or French, and comments are made in either language as well.

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Useful Games to Solve Serious Problems

Published November 3, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Mélissa Philippe Project Manager, PEEC

In the digital era, several teaching and education establishments have taken the road of gaming as a way to convey knowledge. I took an interest in the developers who put forward games targeting underprivileged populations as a means to respond to diverse problems.

Real Life Stories

Blended Learning to Teach Ethics to Future Engineers

Published October 13, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Govind Gopakumar Associate professor, Concordia University

At Concordia University, I have been teaching the ENGR 201 Professional Practice and Responsibility for some time, which is a mandatory rite of passage for any student who wishes to become an engineer. This means that there are a large number of students, which seems to be growing every year. Given this growth, we wanted to see if we could consolidate a couple of sections into one section to meet the demand. The course is offered in the fall, winter and summer semesters, and each section has about 200 students. Our first experiment was with 200 students in one section who were all enrolled in the blended course. We are now regularly offering the blended course with 400 students each semester.

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Dealing with the Challenges of Remote Teaching: Interview with 3 Teachers – Part 1

Published October 22, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

As many teachers’ professional universe is being turned on its head, I became curious to hear a teacher’s perspective on teaching at a distance. Three teachers from Champlain St. Lawrence College were kind enough to sit down for an interview to discuss how they go about giving their classes remotely. Here is a series of 2 articles.

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Shaping Instruction Using Real Time Student Feedback

Published November 20, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Nathaniel Lasry, PhD, Cégep John Abbott College

Nathaniel Lasry tells about an experiment done at Cégep John Abbott to verify the effectiveness of Peer Instruction used with wireless handheld devices or 'Clickers' in Physics classes given at the school.

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Diapason : des résultats au bout des doigts!

Published March 3, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Philippe Lavigueur Spécialiste en moyens et techniques d’enseignement, Collège Montmorency

Connaissez-vous le projet Diapason? Le site mondiapason.ca vient tout juste d’être mis en ligne et renferme une foule de ressources liées à l’apprentissage et à l’enseignement de la recherche d’information. Dans cette chronique, Philippe Lavigueur, l’un des membres de l’équipe du site, nous donne un aperçu des richesses que Diapason recèle. Un trésor à découvrir!

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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 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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