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Towards a DECclic III à la Moodle!

Published May 24, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

In order to expand the community of practice that has developed in recent years, the corporation has decided to turn to Moodle, a free digital learning environment which already benefits from a large community of development. DECclic will continue its mission to offer its members a common tool, hosted and maintained on central servers, and all the user training and support that have been its strength for over ten years.

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Tricks and Tips to Facilitate Learning

Published May 11, 2009  | 

Isabelle Trudeau Educational Advisor, Cégep à distance

The success of our students is at the heart of our mission, and the raison d'être of our organizations. And regardless of whether we provide in-class instruction or deliver distance education, we are always looking for ways to assist our students to develop their personal and professional skills.

Digital Tools

Tripetto: Conversational Forms and Surveys “Of Which Students Are the Heroes”

Published November 14, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In 2019, Profweb reported on several projects involving learning activities “of which students are the heroes,” for example, in nursing and in physics [in French]. Did you know this principle can also be implemented on a smaller scale, by creating conversational surveys that adapt based on your students’ answers? This makes them a great tool for personalized revision activities and for formative assessment.

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Turning Feedback into Feedforward with the REPAIR Method

Published February 9, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

As teachers, most of us abhor likening education to business. Nonetheless, certain management and business-related strategies can be relevant in an educational setting. One such concept is feedforward, an assessment technique advocated by communications consultant Joe Hirsch, which may prove particularly useful for teachers giving formative feedback as part of a competency-based assessment strategy. This article synthesizes Joe Hirsch’s book The Feedback Fix as well as his blog posts on the topic, and applies the main concepts to a pedagogical context.

Real Life Stories

Tweeting the Benefits of Twitter

Published March 20, 2011  |  Fashion Design

Maggy Richmond-Mhairig Teacher, Collège LaSalle

Maggie Richmond became aware of MySpace and Facebook when she realized that a lot of her students were using them and furthermore inviting her to see their page or their blog. This is an account of how Maggie channeled her students' interests into the development of important resources for her courses and her use of Twitter in her classes.

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Using APOP’s ICT Savvy

Published January 30, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

APOP

APOP is now accepting project proposals from Anglophone sectors within the Quebec College Network. APOP can assist you in structuring your project, helping you to foresee every dimension that needs to be addressed, taking advantage of their 30 years of experience in the pedagogical application of ICT expertise.

Real Life Stories

Using Action Research to Create an Inter-collegial Student Learning Community

Published November 10, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Gina Lavine Coordinator of the Modern Languages Department, Collège Laflèche
Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Having collaborated on past endeavours, we were excited about our latest initiative that would bring together students from different colleges, to work together on a common project. With help from an Entente-Canada-Québec (ECQ) grant, we were able to implement our project – Action Research: Learning Communities in Sustainable Development. The main objectives were to engage students in action research, related to sustainable development, and to participate in a learning community using an Internet based platform. The theme of the project made it very accessible, touching courses from various English second language classes, to geography, humanities, social science, science and more!

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Using CCDMD Textbooks to Best Advantage

Published September 15, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Denis Chabot Project Manager, CCDMD

Since 2012, all textbooks published by the Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (CCDMD) also appear in an innovative digital format in which the CCDMD allows teachers to use the non-text content of its textbooks such as copyright-free images, diagrams and charts free of charge. These materials are available in albums within the World of Images website.

Real Life Stories

Using Geogebra within Moodle to Give Physics Students Instantaneous Feedback

Published April 9, 2019  |  Physics

Kevin Lenton Teacher, Vanier College

Traditionally, Physics students work with pencil and paper on Physics assessments. In recent semesters, I have been using GeoGebra and Moodle to provide opportunities for my students to interact with Physics-related content and get instantaneous feedback. These tools allow me to better monitor whether they have integrated the learning objectives of my classes and track the friction points, and has ultimately helped to improve their performance in my courses.

Real Life Stories

Using Moodle and Other Educational Technology to Reach More Students

Published August 28, 2014  |  English (Second Language)

Giel Hofmann Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

I’m interested in Ed-Tech because students expect it more and more. The language of technology is becoming the language of this generation, and it is something that allows me to extend my teaching beyond the classroom. As well, the increasing presence of Moodle in our colleges means that building a Moodle course as a way to reach students more effectively is becoming increasingly unavoidable.

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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.

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

Articles

Published November 3, 2015

Teachers’ Use of ICTs: What Do Students Think?

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

In the context of a research project funded by the “Fonds de Recherche du Québec sur la société et la culture” (FRQRSC), 311 students from Dawson College and Cégep André-Laurendeau were surveyed online, in French or English, about their teachers’ practices in the use of ICTs and cyber-learning. This survey allowed the researchers to collect data on the teachers’ use of technology as well as the students’ level of satisfaction regarding this use.

Multidisciplinary

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