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Discord: An Efficient Communication Tool for Pedagogical Purposes

Published May 8, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Simon Côté-Massicotte Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

When the lockdown began, what now seems like years ago, I, like so many other teachers, had to figure out a way to continue giving my course as seamlessly as possible. Since my literature courses were heavily reliant on student interactions and regular exchanges, my first focus was to find a flexible, efficient, and reliable communication tool. After seeing the success of the Discord server created by my colleagues in the Video Game Design program at Limoilou, I decided to experiment with the program and it proved to be exactly what I was looking for.

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The One-On-One Interview as an Innovative Assessment Method

Published May 6, 2020  |  Chemistry

Caroline Cormier Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Véronique Turcotte Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
François Arseneault-Hubert Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau
Bruno Voisard Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

The one-on-one interview ensures equity when we evaluate our students’ learning. In the context of distance education, this innovative method of evaluation could allow us to circumvent the potential integrity problems that distance evaluation can create. Here we discuss how to implement it, with tips and advice drawn from our practice.

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Experimenting with Hybrid Teaching in a Dedicated Room - Preliminary Conclusions of a Project From LaSalle College Financed as Part of the Digital Action Plan

Published April 30, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

In the fall of 2019, 3 teachers from LaSalle College experimented with hybrid teaching in a new classroom set up for that purpose.The college drew preliminary conclusions from the experiment. I will present to you some of the key elements of those conclusions.

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A Decision Tree to Choose The Best Online "Test" type Tool

Published April 30, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Martin Pelletier Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - Terrebonne

Distance education brings challenges and adjustments for both teachers and students. Distance learning also means online assessments, and it is easy to get lost in the multitude of digital tools and online platforms that offer options for creating online tests. To help you choose the digital tool that best suits your pedagogical needs, I have created a decision tree on the topic.

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Profweb Podcast #1: Interactive Videos, myDALITE and Moodle to Support Alternative Teaching

Published April 27, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

A number of technologies have facilitated the transition to alternative methods of teaching. In recent years, these tools have become more user-friendly and accessible to teachers, who are using them to support a blended or fully on-line approach within their teaching practice.

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Worldchat.live: Let Your Students Do The Talking!

Published April 23, 2020  |  Languages and Literature

Anne-Marie Lafortune Teacher, Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

Imagine connecting with a second language teacher from around the world to design a speaking activity for your students. This is exactly what Worldchat.live, an Internet platform, does: it gives your English Second Language (ESL ) students the opportunity to actually speak and do the activity that was developed with that teacher’s ESL students. For example, Francophone students from the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles de la Madeleine (CGIM) could chat in English with students from Indonesia. This stimulating pedagogical approach encourages the use of English language in an authentic context. Other language matches will be possible as well. Thanks to a grant from the Entente Canada-Quebec (ECQ) this platform is being developed and will be available as of Fall 2020.

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Managing On-line Meetings Like a Pro

Published April 20, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

In response to the unprecedented events that have put “a pause” on the Winter 2020 semester, there is a renewed interest in exploring various options for on-line meetings. Having facilitated many on-line meetings in the last 20 years, I have learned some tricks and habits to help my meetings move more smoothly that I would like to share with you.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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