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Audio Feedback: Customized Follow-up for Students

Published May 3, 2016  |  French (Language and Literature)

Karine Bélair Teacher, Collégial international Sainte-Anne

When I am correcting my students’ assignments in my French or Law courses, I often feel the need to go beyond my correction codes. For me, it seems insufficient to simply mark “unclear” or “requires further development.” How can you clarify? What does “requires further development” mean? I really want to reformulate the sentence that requires clarification, and to outline the explanations in order to provide an example. It’s unfortunate that my handwriting is difficult for students to decipher. It’s also unfortunate that their copy looks like a construction site after I have finished my job of editing, crossing out sentences and adding comments, as much within the text as in the margins… That’s why I tried out a new style of providing feedback – audio feedback.

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AddICTive Tools for Evaluation: Audio and Video Feedback

Published January 23, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Huguette Dupont Educational Advisor, Cégep de Granby

Do red pens give you a headache? Does correcting formative tests for acquired knowledge make you dizzy? Are you looking for ways to save time…or trees? Are you looking for change? In this third part of our series of articles that accompany our In-depth Report on Evaluation and Digital Feedback, we present digital tools for providing audio and video feedback.

Real Life Stories

Audio Feedback To Give Meaning To Marking

Published November 17, 2017  |  French (Language and Literature)

Jean-François Legault Teacher, Collège de Valleyfield

To mark my students’ essays, I have turned to giving audio feedback. I can see real benefits in this for both my students and me. It gives a lot more meaning to grading. In audio mode the number of detailed comments that can be left increases dramatically when compared to written comments. The number of grade reviews in my classes has also decreased significantly since I have been using this method.

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Multitype Feedback: Summary of an article from Pédagogie collégiale

Published August 7, 2018  |  French (Language and Literature)

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Did Karine Bélair’s real life story on giving feedback by audio capsules capture your interest? In Volumes 28 and 29 of Pédagogie collégiale, 2 articles on feedback to students got my attention:

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Make the CCDMD Your Worst-Kept Secret for Quality Products

Published December 8, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Véronica Gill Communication Advisor, CCDMD

The CCDMD catalog is chock full of quality products at great prices that will bring year-round joy to your classroom, and for the right person might even make a great ‘seasonal’ gift. This column presents new products to pique your interest.

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Tips and Tools to Streamline Audio Production for Teaching Purposes

Published October 19, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Francis Bélanger-Desbiens Laboratory Technician, Cégep Limoilou

If you are looking to record, edit and mix audio files for teaching purposes, homework assignments or presentations, it is easy to find a myriad of free or cheap tools – as well as expensive equipment – on the Internet. APOP offers hands-on workshops to familiarize education professionals with such audio production tools, but users first need to understand the whole process itself, as well as the prerequisites to complete it:

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The Canada-Quebec Entente: Mid-term IT Assessment

Published May 2, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Bruno Geslain College Sector Coordinator, Entente Canada-Québec
Louise Paul College Sector Coordinator, Entente Canada-Québec

An explanation of the many new developments in the administration of the Canada-Quebec Entente at the approach of the midpoint of its 2009-2013 phase.

Featured Reports

Pedagogical Applications of Twitter

Published February 19, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Séverine Parent Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou
Michelle Deschênes Lecturer, Université Laval

The most widely known microblogging tool is the Twitter site. But what is Twitter? In an article published in 2009, Bruno Guglielminetti stated that Twitter enables communication and that "increasingly, it is starting to become a tool for broadcasting and promotion."

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Teacher Perception of the CCDMD

Published October 18, 2010  |  Multidisciplinary

Véronica Gill Communication Advisor, CCDMD
Réjean Jobin Coordonnateur du développement des ressources, CCDMD

In an innovative pilot project, the CCDMD examines the results of a survey of departmental coordinators, teachers, and pedagogical counsellors done at four colleges. The sampling provided encouraging although sometimes surprising information about how the CCDMD is perceived and how its products are used. Irritants mentioned in the use of CCDMD products and IT in general should inspire reflection on the part of all members of the college network.

Digital Tools

Streamlining the Feedback Process with Kaizena — A Google Docs Add-On

Published October 31, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Whenever a teacher manages to make the way they provide feedback more effective, the ultimate winners are their students, who benefit from more precise and more timely comments on their assignments. Kaizena is a free Google add-on and web app that simplifies and streamlines providing feedback in the form of audio, text or video.

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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

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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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