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Active Learning

Published September 3, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

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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From the French Side: Focus on Active Learning and Distance Teaching

Published April 27, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

As another term – and academic year – draws to a close, we wish to present you with a selection of the articles and real-life stories prepared by our francophone colleagues between October 2017 and April 2018. These contributions clearly reflect 2 approaches currently at the center of many a teacher’s interests and practices: active learning and distance teaching.

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Commitment to Active Learning Results in a Significant Grant for LaSalle College

Published March 27, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The installation of Active Learning (AL) spaces in Quebec Colleges is an important part of the movement to help college teachers transform their pedagogy and to promote deeper learning for students. Profweb was recently invited to LaSalle College to visit their new Steelcase Active Learning room and to speak with teachers that are using an AL approach. LaSalle College is the only Canadian institution to have won a grant from Steelcase Education in 2016, which allowed the college to renovate one of their classrooms and acquire modular furniture and technology.

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Inspiring Portraits: Rafael Scapin — A Generous and Gentle EdTech Guru

Published October 14, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The Quebec college network is a dynamic place where stakeholders often work across institutional borders to advance higher education in the province. For me, there are few people that embody the network’s culture of sharing and collaboration more than Rafael Scapin, the mild-mannered intellectual educational technologist with a soft Brazilian accent from Dawson College. His vast knowledge of techno-pedagogical approaches and more specifically, his guru status with the Moodle learning management platform have made him somewhat of a celebrity in the college network! But there’s much more to him than meets the eye!

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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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Nicole Perreault: Inspiring Portrait of a Passionate Community Leader

Published October 10, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb
Huguette Dupont Educational Advisor, Cégep de Granby

As part of the “Inspiring Portrait” series, the Profweb team would like to introduce you to Nicole Perreault - a passionate community leader!

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Cloud-based Blended Synchronous / Asynchronous Shared Documents

Published October 2, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

János Varga Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

János Varga explains how cloud-based blended synchronous/asynchronous shared documents promote collaboration and active learning among students.

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Profweb Publications to Help You Prepare for the AQPC Symposium

Published June 6, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

If you are like me, receiving the official program for the 2016 AQPC Symposium brings with it an invariable feeling of restlessness and enthusiasm, “what does the symposium have in store for me this year?” The description of workshops reads like a novel, but soon you are faced with the dilemma: how to choose among all of the workshops that interest me, but are being held at the same time?

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Problem-Based Learning Combined with Active Learning in Physics

Published November 28, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Samuel Turcotte Intern in Masters Educational Technology, Profweb

Friday September 30, 2016, I had the opportunity to attend a physics course based on Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in a multifunctional classroom. I was also able to speak with Stéphan Gaumont-Guay, a teacher at Cégep Limoilou who has been using this approach since 2004. Our meeting place was in a 21st century classroom at the Charlesbourg Campus.

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Supporting Active Learning and Innovation Across the College Network

Published April 27, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Early in March 2015, SALTISE announced its newest cohort of mini-grant recipients. Teachers from a variety of colleges and disciplines are blazing new trails using a variety of strategies and technologies to engage their learners.

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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