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Big Ideas Facilitating a Shift Toward Distance Learning

Published March 27, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

John Spencer Teacher, George Fox University

As an education professor, I’ve had the opportunity to help teachers develop online and hybrid courses. One of the most common questions people asked me was, “How do I convert my face-to-face course into an online course?” The truth is, you cannot convert it. Learning isn’t like a file that converts between a .doc and a PDF and a Google Doc. We can’t simply substitute new tools and do the same exact activity. But what if we chose a different approach? What if we asked, “How do I transform my course?” rather than “How do I convert it?” The following are a few ideas to consider as you shift toward online / distance learning.

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One Thousand and One Learning Environments for Innovation

Published April 13, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Pierre L'Heureux Director General, ACPQ

The end of the semester marks the beginning of conference season in the college network. With this in mind, the Association des collèges privés du Québec (ACPQ) is inviting all of the pedagogues from the private and public college network to the Manoir du Lac Delage on May 28th and 29th for the 2015 edition of the Ateliers pédagogiques de l’ACPQ (ACPQ’s Pedagogical workshops).

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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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Creating an Inclusive Online Learning Environment with Office 365 Teams and the OneNote Class Notebook

Published April 15, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Demers Teacher, Cégep Garneau

The Office 365 OneNote Class Notebook is my favorite online tool for distributing course content as it greatly facilitates note taking and includes the Immersive Reader, which is a great tool for eliminating difficulties related to screen-based reading. By integrating my class notebook into the Office 365 Teams application, I have developed a very comprehensive collaborative and structured learning environment allowing all tasks to be completed in one place.

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Enriching the Learning Environment at the Cégep de Granby with ALCs

Published December 4, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Huguette Dupont Educational Advisor, Cégep de Granby

In her Real Life Story entitled Apprendre et surprendre grâce à la CLAAC, Nicole Lanctôt, a teacher from the Cégep de Granby presents her active learning projects that are happening in a brand new Active Learning Classroom (ALC) designed for this type of pedagogy. In the present article, I will explain how we arrived at this point as a college, touching on the consultation and analysis process, the pedagogical reflections, our vision for the development of our milieu and the choices linked to the installation and renovation of 2 classrooms over the summer of 2017:

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Four Sites to Explore Digital Learning Resources for Use in Blended Delivery

Published May 16, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

With the advent of the Digital Action Plan for Education in Quebec and the increased interest in changing up the delivery of course material, many teachers are wondering how they might get started with blended learning. For those who want to offer part of their theory at a distance while devoting in-class time to alternative teaching strategies, there are a few sites that offer pre-designed Digital Learning Resources (DLRs) that you might want explore for inspiration.

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Pedagogical ICT Resources to Facilitate the Transition from a Classroom-Based Course to a Distance Learning Course

Published March 22, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Camille Arpin Editor, Profweb

Planning a distance learning course takes time and a lot of preparation, but sometimes the context in which we teach forces us to make these changes in a very short period of time. Here is an overview of educational resources from Profweb and the college network that will help you make this transition.

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Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Experience Teaching with Microsoft Teams

Published December 4, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Simon Côté-Massicotte Editor, Profweb

However, for all its merits, Microsoft Teams is far from being the most intuitive teaching tool there is. Some basic functionalities are disabled by default and hidden in intricate menus, while others behave in strange and unexpected ways. To help flatten Teams’ relatively steep learning curve, here are some simple tips and tricks to improve your experience teaching with Teams.

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The SHERPA Digital Learning Portfolio is …

Published November 4, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

SHERPA Partenaires-conjoints

SHERPA is a digital learning portfolio platform created within the Programme de Collaboration Université-Collège. It will enable academic support, promote learning acquisition and evaluation tracking, as well as affirm student development and production within an academic or professional context. SHERPA's IT infrastructure makes it simple and easy-to-use. Several IT partners, APOP, DECclic, Profweb and Vitrine technologie-éducation, support the application.

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ICT Profile

Learning Tech at a Faster Clip...

Published February 1, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Cégep à distance
Réseau des répondantes et répondants TIC

Each week, the IT Representatives Network (IT-REPS/REPTICs) offers brief tutorials in the form of video clips that were developed to support the development of ICT Profile abilities. These clips are specifically designed for students, but are useful to anyone that wants to improve their technology skills.

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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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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.

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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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