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The Flipped Classroom Could Be For You

Published November 17, 2013  |  English (Second Language)

Johanne Morin Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

Johanne Morin decided to flip her classroom, when she started teaching the second semester of general education courses in English as a Second Language which are commonly called B-Block courses. She's no longer regurgitating information, but delivering quality instruction that’s tailored to students’ needs.

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Generating Content for the Flipped Classroom Using Panopto Software

Published November 23, 2014  |  English (Second Language)

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Last year Casey Burkholder worked for the Center for Engineering in Society. In an interview with her, she mentioned that Deborah Dysart-Gale, Chair and Associate Professor of the Center, promoted a hybrid course design for graduate level engineering students in a writing course on technical writing for computer scientists and engineers. Burkholder taught one section of this technical writing course where students completed most of their work outside of class and brought their results to class for revision. In effect, she ran the course like a writing workshop, creating lecture materials and videos before class and then posting them online. Students would watch them and be guided to a prompt where they would create a first draft of a writing piece. Class time was spent working in small groups and with one-on-one instructor / student time to focus on students’ actual writing. This approach was enabled through the use of Panopto Software.

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A Virtual Teaching Assistant in the Blended Classroom

Published December 6, 2016  |  English (Second Language)

Frank Bonkowski Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Laurent

A blended learning approach (sometimes referred to as hybrid teaching) seems to be the best of both worlds, combining online instruction with face-to-face classroom interaction. Many report that the blended classroom–regardless of which model is used–is flexible and convenient, as it offers access to lots of resources. Using online tools can also increase student motivation. A 2012 article in Profweb reported that the hybrid/blended classroom is growing in popularity in Québec. This is not surprising since some recent research has shown that blended classrooms can outperform traditional classrooms. I’ve been teaching academic writing to high-intermediate and advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) students at the Cégep de Saint-Laurent for the past several years. Using the Moodle platform, I’ve been doing hybrid or blended teaching in multi-skill courses at the 102 and 103 levels.

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Learning with IT at The Learning Centre

Published January 26, 2009  |  English (Second Language)

Kim Muncey Coordinator, Vanier College

The Learning Center at Vanier College has used IT to make its services more accessible to students and to make student feedback count for more.

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Time is for Learning

Published December 6, 2009  |  English (Second Language)

Danielle Mackin Teacher, Cégep de Chicoutimi

Traditional English grammar teaching methods are not always a classroom favorite. How can class time be used to best advantage? IT opens the door for individually-tailored dynamic learning methods to deal with grammar concepts.

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Making Students Masters of Their Own Learning

Published November 10, 2008  |  English (Second Language)

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Profweb's animaweb, Norm Spatz puts what he learned as a reporter for Profweb into practice in his classroom.

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Using Screencasts and Flipping the Classroom to Increase Student Success

Published February 23, 2016  |  English (Second Language)

Patti Holter Teacher, Collège Lionel-Groulx

Have your students ever grumbled when you change the slides in one of your presentations too quickly? Do they start to panic when you erase crucial material from the board in your classroom? Perhaps they are at the end of their rope because they don’t have enough time to take notes the way that they would like. Screencasting may be just what the doctor ordered!

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Easy Learning with ESL Blues

Published September 26, 2010  |  English (Second Language)

Eifion Pritchard Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Eifion Pritchard created the site ESL Blues to battle drop-outs in English as a Second Language courses. The blues in ESL Blues are like musical blues in the background. They are easy repetition exercises which fall lightly on the mind. ESL Blues are a great way to start the adventure that is learning another language!

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Hot Potatoes + Moodle = Fun + Learning

Published October 27, 2008  |  English (Second Language)

Sara Fernandez Teacher, Collège de Valleyfield

Both programs are user-friendly, and they work well together.

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Virtual Classrooms for Second Language Business Courses – Take 2

Published April 7, 2013  |  English (Second Language)

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Although the first iteration of a hybrid course allowing more level- specific learning among students taking a discipline-specific second language course in administration was disrupted by last year's student activism, this year's course has provided a fertile field for experimenting with the concept of virtual cohorts. Not every resource is a success, but the experience does provide benefits.

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Published April 27, 2016

Using Google Docs to Teach Essay Writing and Create an Environment for Peer Learning

Johanne Morin Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

The collaboration possibilities provided by Google Docs have allowed me to take teaching essay writing to both a higher and more effective level. Students advance through the notions of essay writing, working continuously on improving the same document throughout the semester, to finish with a polished essay. Peer learning with Google Docs creates an atmosphere of collaboration and makes it easier for me and the students to see the progress being made as well as the competencies being acquired.

English (Second Language)

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Published February 1, 2015

Mixing Business with Pleasure: Using Socrative on Smartphones in Class!

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Most students have smartphones. I didn’t used to enjoy them fooling around with these gadgets in class, whether they were browsing through their social media updates or texting. Since I don’t like policing my class either, I integrated the use of cell phones into my class. I made them a tool for learning!

English (Second Language)

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Published March 8, 2016

Virtual Team Teaching is Gaining Ground in the Regions

Lisa Deguire Teacher, Cégep de Jonquière

The Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec is a bastion of the French language where students have few authentic opportunities to engage in English conversation with Anglophones or English-speaking Allophones. This can be particularly problematic for English as a Second Language teachers. Thanks to a grant from the Entente Canada-Québec and the assistance of Vanier College, our project was able to find an innovative solution that provided students with the next best thing to an authentic English environment.

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