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The Online Pedagogical Resources of Educaloi

Published February 19, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Kim Bélanger-Baillargeon Educational Content Developer, Éducaloi

Éducaloi is a Quebec registered nonprofit organization that has played a leading role in improving access to justice in Quebec since it was founded in 2000.  Éducaloi has made it its mission to inform the public on the law as well as their rights and responsibilities. 

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Exploring Extended Reality with an Innovation Kit for Teachers at Vanier College

Published February 7, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

On January 29th, 2020, Vanier College held a launch event for their Teacher’s Innovation and Exploration Kit (TIEK) which allows teachers to try Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), Virtual Reality (VR) and other recent technologies to explore their pedagogical potential. Just prior to the launch, I spoke with Patti Kingsmill, the Pedagogical Counsellor at Vanier who is spearheading this initiative with financial support through the ministry’s Digital Action Plan.


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Game-Based Learning to Increase Social Literacy

Published February 7, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Exploiting the potential of games to benefit teaching and learning is no longer a novelty, and recent years have seen considerable activity surrounding the use of game mechanics in college education. That said, finding games suitable for learning—so-called serious games—that target specific competencies and are offered free of charge is not always an easy feat. Echoing our fall 2019 article on the CCDMD’s collection of serious games [in French], this text presents 6 serious games that help college students develop their social literacy, a transversal skill important for all college students, regardless of their program.

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Create an E-book with Book Creator

Published January 29, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

E-books are not new, but with more liberties for the use of mobile devices in class, e-books are becoming more and more interesting for teachers. I will present a tool that allows you to easily create an attractive e-Book: Book Creator.

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A Portrait of 2 Inspiring ESL College Teachers and SPEAQ Award Winners

Published January 23, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Two college teachers were the recipients of the Société pour le perfectionnement de l’enseignement de l’anglais langue seconde au Québec (SPEAQ) Awards for 2019. The awards were handed out during the opening ceremony of the annual SPEAQ convention held in Montreal on the 21-22 and 23 of November 2019.

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OCLaRE, an Online Collaborative Lab Reporting Environment

Published January 21, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Michael Dugdale Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College
Murray Bronet Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College
Petra Turkewitsch Teacher, Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

Modern paradigms of educational research take the view that learning science, rather than being a process of learning new facts, is instead a process of adopting the norms, practices and warrants of scientific culture. A group of teachers from Cégep de la Gaspésie et des îles (GIM) and John Abbott College (JAC) are developing an online scaffolding platform, called OCLaRE, that emphasizes scientific writing, critical thinking, organization and statistical analysis skills in student laboratory reports that will be useful to science students across disciplines.

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A Class Blog to Thin the Classroom Walls

Published January 16, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Alison Crump, Marianopolis College

As an educator, in all contexts, I focus on pedagogical approaches that create spaces for learner agency, a sense of belonging, and collaborative participation. Some of my favourite and most memorable teaching moments come from learning contexts outside of the classroom, both in-person and online. One such moment occurred when I used a class blog to open up a course assignment to a public forum.

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Quizizz — Create Student-Paced Gamified Quizzes

Published January 9, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Quizizz is a free web tool that allows teachers to create multiple-choice questionnaires that students can answer individually at their own pace.

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From the French Side: Choose the Perfect Holiday Gift for the College Teacher

Published December 5, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

The holidays are a time for giving and sharing. Here are some pretty nifty digital gift ideas for college teachers. These digital tools, culled from articles that have appeared in the French Edition of Profweb in the fall of 2019, will make next session easier and more enjoyable for all the teachers on your gift list.

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The Proliferation of Video at the Séminaire de Sherbrooke

Published November 29, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Dominic Carmichael IT Educational Advisor, Collégial du Séminaire de Sherbrooke

Thanks to a grant in the context of the Digital Action Plan, video is quickly becoming an integral part of the pedagogical practices of college teachers at the Séminaire de Sherbrooke. Used as part of a flipped teaching approaches or to supplement notions seen in class, videos are distributed through Microsoft Stream channels tied in with the Microsoft Teams accounts of several teachers. Here are some examples.

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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 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.

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