Published February 1, 2018
Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb
Allow me to present a nice example of intrapreneurship that benefits both, students of the Information and Library Technologies Program and the community of Lionel-Groulx College. Founded in the fall of 2016, the mandate of the GRECH TDCLG (Groupe de recherche en Techniques de la documentation du Collège Lionel-Groulx) Lionel-Groulx College Information Technologies Research Group is to carry out research activities on library trends in an extracurricular context.
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.
The Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach has been proven to be successful in several different disciplines and physics is one of the them. Searching for problems designed for all 3 fields of physics at the college level, Olivier Tardif-Paradis, Mathieu Riopel and Alexandre April, of Cégep Garneau, launched themselves into a 2-year project of creating new problems for the existing website by the CCDMD, Problem-Based Learning for College Physics: A Website for Life-like Activities.
Julie Lyne Leroux Associate professor, PERFORMA, Université de Sherbrooke
Assessing distance learning in a program with a competency-based approach in higher education at the college level, poses numerous challenges to the stakeholders in the regular or continuing education programs.
The objective of this report is to provide educational stakeholders, teachers and decision makers, at the college level, a guide to help promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among their students. It offers educational tools for a teaching approach to implement entrepreneurial activities and offers digital tools to enhance teaching practices.
Early in March 2015, SALTISE announced its newest cohort of mini-grant recipients. Teachers from a variety of colleges and disciplines are blazing new trails using a variety of strategies and technologies to engage their learners.
Nicole Haché Library Coordinator, Champlain College - Campus Saint-Lambert
The library at Champlain Saint-Lambert has an amazing support from our campus director, Don Shewan. Knowing there were grants available, he came to me a couple of years ago looking for a project idea from the library. I came up with the idea to develop more information literacy tools and videos. Given the impact that we had with our students’ academic successes from that project, I can now expect a phone call asking, “Do you have a project?” whenever funds are available. I therefore need to keep scanning the blogosphere and twittersphere for trends in academic librarianship. This keeps ideas with respect to different technology related projects that could help not only our students but also other colleges and libraries within the province simmering on the back burner.
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.
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.
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.