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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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Distance Education in the College Network: Current Issues and Practices

Published September 15, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

This document is the end result of a general call launched on the IT Reps list in February 2015. The survey probed practices in distance education in the college network. Based on the answers given, Profweb asked some of the respondents to discuss the issues of distance education, its pedagogical challenges, and strategies likely to facilitate its deployment in the college network. Eight respondents participated in developing this topic. Andréanne Turgeon gathered their comments in telephone interviews and videoconferences.

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.

Articles

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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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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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.

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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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!  

Digital Tools
ICT Profile

Video Capsules on the ICT Profile for College Students

Published October 20, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Cégep à distance
Réseau des répondantes et répondants TIC

The video clips of the ICT Profile for College Students are, as their name suggests, for students, but also for teachers. These are tutorials that promote mastery of the skills targeted in the profile.

The ICT Profile for College Students consists of skills on information research, processing and presentation, as well as transversal skills that invite students to network and to effectively and responsibly use ICT. You can download the ICT Profile for College Students in English and in French.

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ICT Profile

Learning Tech at a Faster Clip...

Published February 1, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Cégep à distance
Réseau des répondantes et répondants TIC

Each week, the IT Representatives Network (IT-REPS/REPTICs) offers brief tutorials in the form of video clips that were developed to support the development of ICT Profile abilities. These clips are specifically designed for students, but are useful to anyone that wants to improve their technology skills.

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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 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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