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CCDMD’s Online Learning Center Learns from the Community

Published May 17, 2010  | 

Minda Miloff Researcher, CCDMD

Since the end of January, as part of an overall plan to develop the CCDMD Online English Language Learning Centre, CCDMD has been actively seeking input from a variety of CEGEP professionals about their interest in and use of CCDMD resources. Being able to establish a clearer picture of who currently uses their resources and which resources, is critical to their future planning and development.

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IT's Contribution to the Development of Critical Thinking

Published March 25, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Benoit Bolduc AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

Benoit Bolduc, director general of the AQPC (Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale), presents the program of the upcoming 32nd symposium of the association to be held on June 6, 7 and 8 at Gatineau. Once again this year, the integration of IT in education has an important place at this event.

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Concept Mapping: A Great Instructional Strategy That Encourages Transfer of Knowledge and Critical Thinking

Published August 30, 2018  |  Fashion Design

Heather Sorella Teacher, Collège LaSalle

A while back, in a marketing strategy course of the Fashion Marketing Program, I integrated a project where students would identify the problems experienced by a fashion retailer who was struggling. They then had to propose solutions, find objectives and strategies and create an action plan. It became a very linear project for the students: 2 assignments of 20 marks each. The students would get into groups of 5 and divide up the work, “You do part A, you do part B and I’ll do part C…” etc. Each student would summit their part and the assignment had very little cohesiveness. I even had to tell the students to at least assign the proofreading of the entire work to one of the members of the group and make sure they all used the same font. I could tell which of the students were doing the work.

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Cultivating Critical Thinking -
From Montaigne to the Present

Published November 27, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Benoit Bolduc AQPC Symposia Coordinator, AQPC

Benoit Bolduc, Director General of the AQPC (Association québécoise de pédagogie collégiale), presents the theme of its 32nd annual symposium which will take place in the Outaouais region this coming June. He invites the teachers of the Quebec college network as well as all others involved in higher education to respond to the event's call for workshops.

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Creating a Community of Practice: Starting Small but Dreaming Big

Published April 26, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Rachel Faust and Maggie Livingstone teach physics at Marianopolis College. Their shared passion for teaching motivated them to learn how to do it better by getting together with other teachers to share best practices. This is the story of their grassroots collaboration to create a community of practice.

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Game Thinking as a Strategy to Promote Deep Learning in Any Field

Published November 20, 2017  | 

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

While observing my students in Cégep Limoilou’s Video Game Design program, I noticed their ability to mobilize a specific skill set comprising critical analysis, problem solving and creativity. As I built the generic course plan for a new course, English for Video Game Design II, I included a gamification project to specifically hone these skills, often referred to as game thinking. After testing this approach with my students in the fall 2017 term, I am convinced it can benefit students in virtually any program.

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Learner-based Teaching

Published May 6, 2014  |  Psychology

Shelagh Robinson Teacher, Dawson College

In an earlier Profweb story, Simple Technologies Transform Our Brains, Shelagh Robinson related her fascination with mirror reading, and its usefulness illustrating the plurality between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. The title alluded to the fact that one of the most useful tools for presenting mirror reading was a simple overhead projector, and transparencies to reverse images. Thanks to the efforts of two cégep graduates, this is no longer true. Mirror reading is now a concept that is accessible to psychology students both in class and outside of it.

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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!

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Valuing Our Community of Practice: Ongoing Program Evaluation

Published September 23, 2012  |  Multidisciplinary

Lee Ann Johnston, Heritage College

Since all cégeps are required to evaluate their programs of study, Lee Anne Johnston realized that her counterparts in the network were probably experiencing the same type of isolation that she was. At her presentation at the 2011 AQPC symposium, it was suggested that an inter-cégep collaborative working group be set up. She submitted a proposal to APOP for support through their APOP_Tandem project for three online meetings using the VIA platform. Collaboration ensued.

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Avatars: Helping Students Construct Identities as Learners

Published April 5, 2009  |  Multidisciplinary

Silvia d'Apollonia Teacher, Dawson College

Speaking avatars are now being used not only in distance education to provide a face to students and the teacher; but also in the on-line component of traditional courses to provide a natural human interface and to include the nuance of voice. They also introduce an element of fun and creativity to courses.

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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.

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 Learning Technology Advisor, Collège Sainte-Anne
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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