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Cloud-based Blended Synchronous / Asynchronous Shared Documents

Published October 2, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

János Varga Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

János Varga explains how cloud-based blended synchronous/asynchronous shared documents promote collaboration and active learning among students.

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Active Learning

Published September 3, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

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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Integrating Active Videos into Active Learning

Published September 8, 2013  |  Chemistry

Yann Brouillette Teacher, Dawson College

Yann Brouillette has created videos that reflect his interests in chemistry, film and active learning. As these films have been posted on YouTube, Profweb’s readers can use them in the classroom or as a model for other productions.

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Collaboration Fosters Active Learning

Published December 5, 2012  | 

Eric Lozowy Faculty Dean - Science and General Studies, Vanier College

The new active learning classroom represents for Eric Lozowy what the Quebec College Network can be at its best. It is about innovation and partnerships. It is also about collaboration and student centeredness. In other words, it is about a community of teachers, professionals and managers getting together and exchanging ideas and dreams to better serve the needs of students.

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From the French Side: Focus on Active Learning and Distance Teaching

Published April 27, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

As another term – and academic year – draws to a close, we wish to present you with a selection of the articles and real-life stories prepared by our francophone colleagues between October 2017 and April 2018. These contributions clearly reflect 2 approaches currently at the center of many a teacher’s interests and practices: active learning and distance teaching.

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Collaborating Isn’t A Given Even With Digital Natives

Published April 14, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

In the era of cloud computing, sharing information between students or between students and their instructors is undergoing change. Based on experience gained from participants in the learning laboratory Collaborer avec les technologies (Collaborating Using Technology) jointly organized by VTE and CÉDIT, Christophe Reverd gives us points to ponder to get maximum benefits from this new technology.

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Active Learning in CEGEP Classrooms

Published October 4, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

James Sparks IT Representative, Champlain College - Campus Saint-Lambert

Explore active learning as an educational strategy. The very name, active learning, implies a student-centered approach, which is part of the pedagogical shift most Educational Advisors are trying to encourage in their colleges.

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Free software, Freeware, Open, Proprietary, and Cloud-based: How to Make Sense of it All?

Published March 3, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

A great deal of confusion continues to exist around the terms open-source software, free software, and other software that is known as ‘proprietary.’ There are already a number of terms out there without adding the notion of cloud-based software to the mix. Let’s try and make things a little clearer.

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Teaching in an Active Learning Classroom

Published April 17, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Raymond Cantin Project Manager, Vitrine technologie-éducation

La Vitrine Technologie-Éducation takes you on a tour of new classrooms at McGill University. Teachers discuss how spaces and furnishings encourage student interaction and active learning.

Real Life Stories

Information Technology and Active Learning – Good Chemistry

Published September 23, 2012  |  Chemistry

Murray Bronet Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

In Murray's experience, active learning started independently of information technology. He has discovered, however, that the combination of these two instructional strategies makes for an extremely powerful blend.

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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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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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