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From the French Side of Profweb: A Summary of Some of the Articles Published in French during the Winter Session of 2019

Published June 10, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Yes! It’s that time of year again, and the editors at Profweb would like to give you some highlights from posts published in French that have not been translated and published in the English edition. Two popular topics: fabrication laboratories and student interaction in online courses were the objects of several posts.

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Immersive Digital ‘Pre-labs’ with Panoramic 360 Degree Pedagogical Videos

Published June 5, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

The digital frontier affords many opportunities for approaching educational and institutional constraints with creative solutions. Roger Maclean at John Abbott College has started to address certain organizational challenges to teaching by using panoramic 360 degree videos to allow students to immerse themselves in a virtual environment for learning. I recently sat down with Roger, who assures me that the barriers to entry have never been fewer than now for teachers to try out 360 degree immersive video technology.

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Why and how to integrate a digital fabrication laboratory in a college?

Published May 30, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Jean-Pierre Dufresne Educational Advisor

Are you thinking of implanting a digital fabrication laboratory (fab lab) in your college? This article is for you! In January-February 2019, the Vitrine technologie-éducation presented the laboratory: The Digital Fabrication Laboratories [in French]. This laboratory in 3 steps allowed us to explore 3 aspects of the exploitation of fab labs.

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Harnessing the Power of IA to Help Students Become Better Readers with Quillionz

Published May 23, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Effective and critical reading is a key skill in any field. Even if you do not explicitly teach reading strategies and skills, chances are your students have to engage with written content in a multitude of ways (course notes, mandatory readings, research, etc.). In order to get the most out of the documents they are asked to read, students often need guidance to identify important information and to understand why it is useful. In an educational context where time is often a luxury for students and teachers alike, Quillionz, a platform using the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to generate comprehension questions from a text, can efficiently help you provide such guidance.

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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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Wooclap: A Versatile Tool to Poll Students

Published May 10, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In the ever-growing landscape of so-called audience response systems – tools and platforms allowing you to efficiently poll students in a variety of situations – Wooclap stands out because of its versatility and the fact that it was designed specifically for higher education contexts. The free version can be used with groups of up to 30 students; additional access and features are available for a monthly fee.

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Creating a Community of Practice: Starting Small but Dreaming Big

Published April 26, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Rachel Faust and Maggie Livingstone teach physics at Marianopolis College. Their shared passion for teaching motivated them to learn how to do it better by getting together with other teachers to share best practices. This is the story of their grassroots collaboration to create a community of practice.

Real Life Stories

Students in charge of a 3D printer as part of an interdisciplinary project in Natural Sciences

Published April 25, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Martin Lepage Teacher, Collège Laflèche
Mylène Robitaille Teacher, Collège Laflèche

As part of an interdisciplinary learning activity, we decided to make our Natural Sciences students experience a true digital conception and manufacture project. The activity, spanning 2 semesters, involved experts outside of the domain of education whose interventions sought to stimulate the creativity of the students, all the while accentuating the realistic character of the project.

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Give an Old Laptop New Life with Linux for Earth Day

Published April 23, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Earth Day is on April 22nd, 2019 this year. Why not dust off the old laptop in your house and give it a new lease on life as an e-learning development workstation, or as your go-to computer for creating an open textbook in your discipline, or even a mobile music studio to unlock your latent artistic talents?

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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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.

Multidisciplinary

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.

Multidisciplinary

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