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A Virtual Teaching Assistant in the Blended Classroom

Published December 6, 2016  |  English (Second Language)

Frank Bonkowski, PhD. 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.

Real Life Stories

A Virtual Construction Site in Architectural Technology

Published April 21, 2008  |  Building and Public Works Technology

Christiane Côté Teacher, Cégep de Chicoutimi

Students play roles to understand the underlying dynamics of construction site supervision.

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A Treasure Chest of Teachers' Tools - Web 2.0

Published January 25, 2010  | 

Normand Martineau Representative, PERFORMA

PERFORMA is proud to present teachers of the college network continuing education activities developing active and dynamic pedagogical approaches using the latest information and communication technology. This column highlights an elective course on the Web 2.0 and its pedagogical potential, which is offered as part of the Master Teacher Program.

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A Tech-Cautious Teacher Successfully Experiments with PeerWise in Physics Class

Published March 1, 2019  |  Physics

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Behi Fatholahzadeh has taught Physics at Marianopolis College for 7 years. She admits that she never really liked the idea of going before the class right before the mid-term exam and somehow summarizing the entire content then taking 3 questions. She was looking to be more effective with the mid-term review classes. At the PeerWise worshop at Saltise in 2018 (the object of an article in Profweb), she discovered a tool that might be able to help.

Real Life Stories

A Student-Centered Blogging Project Combining Business and Literature

Published May 8, 2018  |  Business Administration

Patrick Savard Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

In the winter 2017 semester, I did some research on Inclusive Pedagogy and came across Learner-Centered Teaching, a book by Terry Doyle and Todd Zakrajsek that had me rethink the way I considered my role as a teacher. The book spoke so much to me that I very soon longed to experiment with its theories in the classroom. I literally turned my course upside down halfway through the semester in Long Fiction for Business, a program-specific core English course in the Business program at St. Lawrence. I moved on from a traditional lecture-based approach to a complete blog development project. I did not realize how much of a career-changing experience it would become.

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A Research Group Serving Collège Lionel-Groulx’s Students and Community

Published February 1, 2018  |  Documentation Technology

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb

Allow me to present a nice example of  intrapreneurship that benefits both, students of the Information and Library Technologies Program and the community of Lionel-Groulx College. Founded in the fall of 2016, the mandate of the GRECH TDCLG (Groupe de recherche en Techniques de la documentation du Collège Lionel-Groulx) Lionel-Groulx College Information Technologies Research Group is to carry out research activities on library trends in an extracurricular context.

Real Life Stories

A Practical Ecological On-Line Textbook

Published October 5, 2008  |  Special Care Counselling

François Simard Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Jérôme

In order to increase students' laboratory time and consequently their success in my course, an on-line textbook (manuel-guide virtuel) or OLT is being tested for the second year. The multimedia capability of the internet has facilitated the mastery of theoretical concepts, and the project has proved to be easy, practical and stimulating. The virtual nature of the medium reduces paper use as well.

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A Portrait of the Technological Skills and Habits of Today's College Students

Published May 20, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Bruno Poellhuber Associate professor, Université de Montréal

Bruno Poellhuber, professor in the département de psychopédagogie et d’andragogie at l’Université de Montréal, discusses results from a survey conducted among college students on their IT attitudes and skills as well as the advantages concerning information technology within an academic context. The report resulting from this work could influence institutional priorities for colleges as well as the professional practices of teachers in regard to information technology.

Real Life Stories

A Philosophy Course Specially Designed for Students in Springboard to a DCS

Published October 18, 2018  |  Philosophy

Rémi Robert Teacher, Cégep de Granby

Teaching in Springboard to a DCS involves several challenges: Increasing students' sense of competence by instilling in them structuring work methods; Helping students get to know themselves better by developing critical thinking; Getting students to seriously commit to their college career.

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A New Online Resource to Address Student Difficulties with English Exit Exam

Published November 18, 2016  |  English (Language and Literature)

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

A new resource has been added to the Learning Centre of the CCDMD, which focuses on English-language improvement. This additional tool aims at preparing students for the English Exit Exam (EEE). It is practical and interactive, addressing notions that cause difficulty for students, which are Techniques and Devices. Considering the importance of the exam, a certain degree of preparation is required to ensure success. The Learning Centre of CCDMD offers several different resources, including a tool for Writing Thesis Statements, which was the subject of a Profweb article. Paulette Cake, Project Manager for the CCDMD, directed me to the CCDMD Learning Centre to learn more about the exam and the resources that are available.

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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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