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Year One Update on the Steelcase Room Implementation at LaSalle College

Published October 20, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

In March 2017, I reported on LaSalle College’s implementation of a Steelcase Active Learning Classroom. Over the summer, the pedagogical support team at the College completed its first annual report on the 2-year Steelcase experimentation and research project. The administration of the college wished to share some of its insights and findings with the Profweb readership, and what follows are some of the highlights of the report.

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Xmas in June!

Published September 1, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Profweb Editorial team, Profweb

To paraphrase his reaction, it was Xmas in June 2014 for Alain Marcotte, a pedagogical counsellor at Cégep Garneau. He was the happy winner of the Profweb drawing for a 16 gig iPAD mini.

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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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ICT Profile

Working as a Team at a Distance (part 1). Teams: a Single Ecosystem Bringing Together All Collaborative Functions

Published November 1, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Demers Teacher, Cégep Garneau
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Teamwork is often not easy for college students. In order to truly collaborate, rather than simply separate the work to be done, students need to form a cohesive and committed team. This is difficult enough when students are in the same room, but in a distance or hybrid learning environment, they are separated from each other and often don't know how to move forward effectively.

Real Life Stories

Words of Experience on the Academic Use of Electronic Discussion Forums

Published September 20, 2009  |  Geography

Steve Boucher Teacher, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - Terrebonne

Trying out an electronic forum for his geography class, Steve Boucher of the Collège de Lanaudière's Terrebonne campus tells us of the advantages that he's discovered using this communication tool and points out tips to promote student participation.

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Wordle Works Wonders!

Published October 23, 2011  |  Social Sciences and Technologies

Patricia Murphy teacher - Social Services Department, Dawson College

One of the challenges facing Patricia Murphy is how to make student feedback explicit - both to herself and amongst her students. Wordle struck her as a great tool to capture the collective voice of students and she has used it as a way to help students contribute to a positive classroom environment.

Digital Tools

Wooclap: A Versatile Tool to Poll Students

Published May 10, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In the ever-growing landscape of so-called audience response systems – tools and platforms allowing you to efficiently poll students in a variety of situations – Wooclap stands out because of its versatility and the fact that it was designed specifically for higher education contexts. The free version can be used with groups of up to 30 students; additional access and features are available for a monthly fee.

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Wolfram|Alpha, the Semantic Web at its best

Published October 14, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Jean-Luc Trussart Educational Advisor, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - L'Assomption

Jean-Luc Trussart, technical academic advisor at Cégep régional de Lanaudière à L’Assomption, explores the pedagogical potential and impact of the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine and the semantic Web. He reviews the rise of the Internet and its impact on teaching and learning by giving examples of pedagogical applications of the Wolfram|Alpha engine, while identifying the issues involved in the classroom integration of this toolkit.

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With DECclic II, Teachers Take Control of Their Tools

Published May 14, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Pierre Séguin Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

The DECclic collegial course platform team discusses the different functions of their product and underlines its ease of use.

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Wikis - Tools for Online Teamwork

Published October 19, 2008  |  Multidisciplinary

Alain Farmer Researcher

Discover how to use a wiki in an academic context!

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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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