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20 New Problems for the Website: Problem-Based Learning for College Physics

Published December 6, 2016  |  Physics

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

The Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach has been proven to be successful in several different disciplines and physics is one of the them. Searching for problems designed for all 3 fields of physics at the college level, Olivier Tardif-Paradis, Mathieu Riopel and Alexandre April, of Cégep Garneau, launched themselves into a 2-year project of creating new problems for the existing website by the CCDMD, Problem-Based Learning for College Physics: A Website for Life-like Activities.

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Using Webwork to Enliven Discussion in Physics Classrooms

Published December 8, 2010  |  Physics

Rhys Adams Teacher, Vanier College

At Vanier, the Physics Department has been using Webwork to develop not only standard physics problem libraries but problems that embed Flash and Java simulations found on the internet. The addition of these simulations and the questions that they engender allow students to experiment with the functionality of the explained principles in an online pre-lecture preparation context.

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Using PSI (The Personalized System of Instruction) for Active Learning

Published August 26, 2012  |  Physics

Rocco Iafigliola Teacher, Marianopolis College

PSI helps learners take control of their own learning. It fell into disfavour because of the heavy correction load required to provide feedback. The advent of online platforms such as  MasteringPhysics with self-correcting tests has allowed teachers to revisit this strategy.

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Building Great Communities of Practice Together

Published December 1, 2013  |  Physics

Chris Whittaker Teacher, Dawson College

As the new active learning classroom's first semester draws to a close, Chris reflects how the community of practice for active learning has influenced his teaching providing an ingenuity and a creative thrust that comes just by exchanging ideas.

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3D-print Technology for Smartphone-based Physics Experiments

Published January 28, 2019  |  Physics

Chris Isaac Larnder Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

I’m not that great at building things, which, I guess, is why I ended up being a physicist and not an engineer. As previously reported on Profweb, I have been running accelerometer experiments with smartphones to help my students learn physics concepts through digital-era equivalents of “real world” examples. With the help of students, we developed 3D-printed equipment to make these experiments more accessible to our growing network of teachers outside of our college.

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Accelerated Learning with Smartphones in Physics

Published August 28, 2018  |  Physics

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Profweb published an in-depth report which included some considerations when teachers are deciding whether to allow or restrict the use of smartphones in class. At John Abbott College, some physics teachers have found a unexpected way to leverage their student’s penchant for smartphone use by incorporating these devices as tools to teach core concepts in Physics.

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MIT’s Classrooms of the Future: Now in a Classroom Near You

Published January 24, 2010  |  Physics

Elizabeth Charles Researcher, Dawson College

An adaptation of the innovatively designed science classrooms at MIT can now be found at Dawson College's Physics Department. These spaces illustrate that IT is useful but works best in environments designed to accommodate it.

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Immediate Feedback to Students Using the Branching Feature of Google Forms

Published April 13, 2015  |  Physics

Kevin Lenton Teacher, Vanier College

As a basic instructional principle, learners need feedback, and to receive maximum benefit from feedback, it should be supplied as soon as possible after an assessment or ideally after each question. I recently experimented with Google Forms to find a way to provide this immediate feedback.

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ICT Pedagogical Resources for the Authentic Teaching of Physics

Published December 2, 2019  |  Physics

Camille Arpin Editor, Profweb

Making learning physics more concrete and helping students perceive its real-life application is an everyday challenge for physics teachers. To help them face that challenge, Profweb offers an updated version of its discipline-related file published in 2015 on its website.

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Flipping to Promote Active Learning and Engagement in a Physics Classroom

Published April 1, 2019  |  Physics

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Patrick Rogers teaches Physics at Marianopolis College. Over the past 5 years he has redesigned his students’ learning environment. He now uses the flipped classroom approach to allow for more time to activate student engagement in class.

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Published December 6, 2016

20 New Problems for the Website: Problem-Based Learning for College Physics

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

The Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach has been proven to be successful in several different disciplines and physics is one of the them. Searching for problems designed for all 3 fields of physics at the college level, Olivier Tardif-Paradis, Mathieu Riopel and Alexandre April, of Cégep Garneau, launched themselves into a 2-year project of creating new problems for the existing website by the CCDMD, Problem-Based Learning for College Physics: A Website for Life-like Activities.

Physics

Real Life Stories

Published April 20, 2018

Facebook Groups to Stimulate Student Interest in Subject Matter

Éric Laflamme Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

In the winter and fall sessions of 2017, I used Facebook to help students develop an awareness of the concrete applications of the subject that I was teaching them. The first time I used it was in an elective astronomy course. The second time was in the Electricity and Magnetism course in Natural Science (Health Science profile).

Physics

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Published October 22, 2018

Creating Digital Course Notes to Make Learning Easier

Luc Tremblay Teacher, Collège Mérici

After some 15 years of teaching, I decided to create my own course notes. I used Word (with MathType) for the writing, and saved the files as PDF. I used PaintShop Pro to create the figures. I integrated clickable hyperlinks in my notes, which gives them a an added value when read in their digital format, but they can also be used in a printed format. Besides, that is what students prefer to do. My notes are online on my site, La physique à Mérici (resource in French only), and are accessible to all.

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