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Telepresence: Distance Learning with Students in Class

Published January 19, 2018  |  3D Animation and Computer Generated Imagery

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Telepresence is a type of online learning. In fact, it is more aptly described as an improved videoconference that tries to replicate face-to-face communication without the constraint of students and teachers having to be in the same room.

Real Life Stories

From Lecture to Online Course: Transforming a Regular Course into a Distance Learning Format

Published April 14, 2020  |  Administration 401

Myriam Laberge Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

In 2012, I developed the course Gérer ses finances personnelles (Managing Personal Finances), a complementary course in the general education stream at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit. This course is an introduction to managing personal finances and is intended for students from all backgrounds who do not have any administration courses in their academic program. Since its inception, I have been giving this course in a traditional face-to-face format, combining lectures and discussion periods.

Real Life Stories

Learning About Microbes in an Active Learning Classroom

Published May 19, 2013  |  Nursing

Priscila Castillo-Ruiz Teacher, Champlain College - Campus Saint-Lambert

I have been working with Joan Kearvell and Isabelle Menard to develop a series of activities that mimic microbial-related infections, so that nursing students get to apply their conceptual knowledge to real life situations. Although two of us teach at Champlain College’s Saint Lambert campus and the third at the Lennoxville campus, we have been working together on a SALTISE mini-grant.

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Why and How to Rethink Classroom Design?

Published September 5, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Mélissa Philippe Project Manager, PEEC

Nowadays, thanks to technology, learners are connected to content from beyond any physical space. Learning on line, flipped classrooms and technology-based learning strategies are many relatively new trends. These trends allow learners the liberty to learn at their own rhythm and provide access to interactive media that enhance and diversify teaching strategies. On the other hand digital learning requires we rethink the traditional classroom design.

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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.

Real Life Stories

Blended Learning with Microsoft Office Mix for PowerPoint

Published September 5, 2017  |  Business Administration

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Julie Wong Teacher, Dawson College

Office Mix is a simple free screen recording add-in from Microsoft that integrates directly into PowerPoint. I discovered the tool at a teachers’ CAAA conference in Newfoundland over the summer of 2016. I was excited to try it when I returned to Dawson in the fall. Combined with a flipped classroom pedagogy that includes problem-based learning, integrating this tool into my workflow allowed me to produce learning material that dramatically improved the success rates of my students.

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From the French Side: Focus on Active Learning and Distance Teaching

Published April 27, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

As another term – and academic year – draws to a close, we wish to present you with a selection of the articles and real-life stories prepared by our francophone colleagues between October 2017 and April 2018. These contributions clearly reflect 2 approaches currently at the center of many a teacher’s interests and practices: active learning and distance teaching.

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Assessment of Distance Learning in a Competency-Based Approach

Published May 29, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Julie Lyne Leroux Associate professor, PERFORMA, Université de Sherbrooke

Assessing distance learning in a program with a competency-based approach in higher education at the college level, poses numerous challenges to the stakeholders in the regular or continuing education programs.

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Distance Education with a Twist

Published February 2, 2009  | 

Denise Bourgeois Coordinator, PERFORMA

When the MTP team started thinking about how we could meet the needs of the Anglophone teachers outside of Montreal, we agonized about the impact of the traditional distance learning model on many issues. The result was a hybrid course, distance learning with a twist!  

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Pedagogical ICT Resources to Facilitate the Transition from a Classroom-Based Course to a Distance Learning Course

Published March 22, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Camille Arpin Editor, Profweb

Planning a distance learning course takes time and a lot of preparation, but sometimes the context in which we teach forces us to make these changes in a very short period of time. Here is an overview of educational resources from Profweb and the college network that will help you make this transition.

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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.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

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 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.

Multidisciplinary

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