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Dual-Mode Teaching at Cégep Limoilou

Published November 29, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Guillaume Bourbeau Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

For more than a year, I have been experimenting with dual-mode teaching at Cégep Limoilou. In the fall of 2020, my CEGEP entrusted me with the responsibility of equipping my fellow teachers to help them take ownership of dual-mode teaching in order to make their courses functional from the first week of the semester. In this text, I discuss dual-mode teaching, Cégep Limoilou's journey in this format of hybrid learning and my role as a mentor.

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An Experiment Using the Accelerometers of Smartphones to Prepare for The Study of Magnetism and Develop 3D Reasoning

Published November 5, 2020  |  Physics

Chris Isaac Larnder Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College
Faïza Nebia Teacher, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

Physics teachers, are you looking for a way to help your students visualise vectors in three-dimensional space? We would like to share a protocol for a laboratory experiment (that works both on campus and at a distance). We use this experiment in the Electricity and Magnetism course of the Science Program as an introduction to the study of the phenomena related to magnetism.

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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.

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Dealing with the Challenges of Remote Teaching: Interview with 3 Teachers – Part 1

Published October 22, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

As many teachers’ professional universe is being turned on its head, I became curious to hear a teacher’s perspective on teaching at a distance. Three teachers from Champlain St. Lawrence College were kind enough to sit down for an interview to discuss how they go about giving their classes remotely. Here is a series of 2 articles.

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Dealing with the Challenges of Remote Teaching: Interview with 3 Teachers – Part 2

Published October 22, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

The pandemic is forcing many teachers to rewrite their syllabus for the 2020-2021 school year. As teachers have limited time, they are looking towards other teachers who can provide extra insight into the day-to-day nitty-gritty practicalities of being an online teacher.

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Academic Digital Scrapbooking

Published October 15, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Academic scrapbooking is not simply an arts-and-crafts assignment, it can be a digital teaching strategy to encourage students to better connect with the concepts of your course. This type of hands-on digital assignment allows students to tap into their creativity, take a break from the standard textbook, and interact with the content of your course.

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In the CDC Collection: Using Game-Based Learning Online – A Cookbook of Recipes

Published October 1, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

New resources are constantly being added to EDUQ.info, the open archive of the Centre de documentation collégiale (CDC). However, librarian Isabelle Laplante immediately thought of Profweb readers when she discovered Using Game-Based Learning Online – A Cookbook of Recipes from the eCampus Ontario Open Library. It's a digital book created by the University of Ottawa's Educational Games Group (The EGG). The book presents concrete ways to use gaming as a teaching strategy in a distance education course.

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Breakthroughs with Breakout Room Recording in ESL during the Pandemic

Published August 30, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Profweb Editorial team alumnus and retired teacher Norm Spatz was called back to the classroom during the Winter 2020 semester. Like many other teachers, his class was thrown a curveball by the worldwide health emergency. When the semester resumed, Norm retooled for distance delivery by using his course website and started recording breakout room activities to get his English as a Second Language students talking again. I sat down with Norm prior to the Autumn 2020 semester to hear more about his experience.

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Virtual Icebreakers for Remote Classrooms

Published August 27, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Preparing for the fall 2020 semester and looking for resources to support online learning, teachers have been reaching out on various online teacher communities. One topic that kept popping up was icebreakers and especially what icebreakers worked well in an online classroom. In this article, we will take a look…

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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.

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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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