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Profweb Joins the New Technopedagogical Hub of Collecto

Published September 21, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

<p>Depuis 15 ans, Profweb est témoin de l'évolution de la technopédagogie dans le réseau collégial québécois et y a activement participé. Fidèle à sa mission de valoriser l'intégration des technologies dans l'enseignement et l'apprentissage, Profweb encourage les enseignants à innover en leur présentant des témoignages de collègues, des pratiques pédagogiques inspirantes et des ressources numériques utiles. Profweb collabore également de près avec différents organismes du réseau collégial et contribue à faire connaître les ressources et services qu’ils développent afin de soutenir les enseignants dans l'intégration pédagogique du numérique.</p>

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Annotating and Correcting on a Tablet

Published September 20, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Dans un contexte d’enseignement à distance, la remise de travaux en format électronique est rapidement devenue incontournable. Même si toutes les suites logicielles bureautiques (Microsoft 365, iWork, G Suite, OpenOffice et LibreOffice, entre autres) permettent de surligner et d’annoter des documents de façon efficace, la tablette permet une expérience qui se rapproche davantage de la correction sur papier. Voici quelques considérations et conseils pour faire la transition du papier au numérique de façon conviviale.

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Creating a virtual community one minute at a time

Published September 16, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Camille Arpin Editor, Profweb

With the precipitous closure of CEGEPs due to COVID-19, many activities that make CEGEPs stimulating living environments and showcase student talent were cancelled. Gilbert Forest, a socio-cultural facilitator at Cégep André-Laurendeau, and its student services teamed up with the Théâtre Desjardins (a performance hall located inside Cégep André-Laurendeau) and la Brigade Liseurs Publics [in French] (the Public Readers Brigade) to create and maintain a Facebook page, La Minute Cultur.AL [in French], to connect with the students and break the isolation caused by the confinement. I spoke with Gilbert Forest to learn more about this unifying project.

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Fighting “Zoom Fatigue” While Making Your Classes More Efficient

Published September 14, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

In these times of physical distancing, are you suffering from “Zoom Fatigue”? Has the abundance of video conferences on your schedule led you to put yourself in the shoes of your students and ask yourself how they experienced a complete, full-time semester of remote learning? If synchronous video conferences definitely have a place in college education, each teacher can ask themselves what moments really need to be experienced live in a video conference and which ones can be executed otherwise.

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Creating a sense of presence in synchronous online courses

Published September 7, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

In an online course, many students may experience a sense of anonymity. How do you encourage them to participate, to interact? In February and March 2019, I attended 2 online activities on the same theme. Here I discuss what I learned from these activities in terms of creating a positive classroom climate that encourages student participation.

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Breakthroughs with Breakout Room Recording in ESL during the Pandemic

Published August 30, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Profweb Editorial team alumnus and retired teacher Norm Spatz was called back to the classroom during the Winter 2020 semester. Like many other teachers, his class was thrown a curveball by the worldwide health emergency. When the semester resumed, Norm retooled for distance delivery by using his course website and started recording breakout room activities to get his English as a Second Language students talking again. I sat down with Norm prior to the Autumn 2020 semester to hear more about his experience.

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Virtual Icebreakers for Remote Classrooms

Published August 27, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Preparing for the fall 2020 semester and looking for resources to support online learning, teachers have been reaching out on various online teacher communities. One topic that kept popping up was icebreakers and especially what icebreakers worked well in an online classroom. In this article, we will take a look…

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Zoom vs Teams: a Choice to Make?

Published August 24, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In the Winter 2020 semester, as teachers started moving classes online for emergency remote teaching, Zoom became a household name. In response, over the past few months Microsoft has expanded the possibilities of its Teams platform, part of the Microsoft 365 suite of tools. Which platform is best-suited for synchronous videoconferencing-based classes, whether part of an online-only or hybrid teaching strategy? And is it necessary to choose between one or the other? This article explores a few considerations and answers.

Facebook Group ''College Pedagogy and Technology''

Published August 13, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

This group is a place to share and exchange on practices related to college teaching and digital technology. It is aimed at francophone and anglophone teachers, future teachers and college professionals.

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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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