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Algorithmic Thinking: It’s Not Only for “Geeks”

Published September 18, 2017  |  Industrial Design

Jean-François Allie Teacher, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - Terrebonne

If I told you that this Real Life Story is about programming, would you stop reading right away? Don’t worry, my goal here is simply to show you that there is a simple and user-friendly way to start programming to create projects that are both original and captivating!

Real Life Stories

My first experience with distance education as a new teacher

Published May 29, 2018  |  French (Language and Literature)

Eang-Nay Theam Teacher, Cégep de Baie-Comeau

In the fall of 2017, during my first year of teaching in a college, I was offered the possibility of giving the second literature course, Littérature et imaginaire (Literature and Imagination), as an evening distance-education class. That class comes after Écriture et littérature (Writing and Literature) (101) and precedes the Littérature québecoise (Literature from Quebec) (103) class. I was giving regular, in-class courses at the same time. I would like to tell you about my experience and share with you some strategies that encourage the students’ engagement. I would like to start by saying that I loved my experience!

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Learning Together in a Changing World – 38th Annual AQPC Symposium

Published April 5, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Mélissa Fontaine AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

The program [in French] of the 2018 AQPC (Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale) Symposium is now online. A summary program is also available in English. Register here! Over 135 talks will be presented on the occasion of the AQPC symposium, held from June 6 to June 8 at the Saint-Hyacinthe Convention Center. More than 40 conference talks will focus on the use of technology in college teaching.

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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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Profweb’s 10 Most Consulted Publications for the Winter 2018 Session

Published June 4, 2018  | 

Vanessa Rioux-Ouellet Intern in Masters Educational Technology, Profweb

Here is Profweb’s “bestseller” list of the publications in English and French that were consulted the most often during the 2018 winter session. It seems that interactivity is a topic that interested readers of both editions.

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Should We Use Web 2.0 Tools with Lower Level ESL Students?

Published March 21, 2019  |  Languages and Literature

Lyly Lessard Teacher,

In this millennial time, it's quite difficult to avoid using ICTs in our ESL classrooms. The question is: for which purposes are you actually using ICTs: administration, facilitating teaching or supporting pedagogical objectives such as deep learning? Many of us are using ICTs without knowing how they specifically affect students’ learning. Going from being a reluctant Moodle user to a pro-active user, I used all sorts of ICTs in the last 12 years of teaching ESL. Students seemed to enjoy activities although they created stress or anxiety for some. Consequently, for my master research project, I decided to investigate how ICTs, especially Web 2.0 tools, could be a source of motivation for weaker ESL students, such as in 100-level CEGEP courses.

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.

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Astronauts or Teachers?

Published February 27, 2007  |  English (Second Language)

Donna Aziz-Canuel Teacher, Collège Lionel-Groulx

We have all felt it! The thrill of successfully using a new technology can have all the excitement of space travel. Donna Aziz-Canuel of collège Lionel-Groulx compares herself to an astronaut launching into cyberspace. Read about Donna's trip using the Horizon Wimba platform!

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David Wells Customizes IT

Published March 12, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

David Wells IT Director and IT Representative, Marianopolis College

According to David, the true challenge of being an IT director and representative is not just to get the teachers who are computer savvy up to speed, but to get people who don't use technology in their lives to use it as a tool in their teaching. Read more about his teacher friendly vision of IT insertion.

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Online, Interactive Math Homework!

Published March 8, 2009  |  Mathematics

Alice McLeod Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

Alice McLeod met with Norm Spatz of the Profweb Animaweb Team to talk about her use of WeBWorK. This following account of that meeting provides information on the use of this exciting resource for Mathematics.

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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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