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Performa is Offering a Non-Credit Online Course About Blended Learning in College Education for Free

Published April 2, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

Are you interested in blended learning? Do you already give blended learning courses and want to hone your skills or, on the contrary, do you not know anything about blended learning and are just curious? Performa has created a SPOC (Small Online Private Course) for you! This non-credit online course is available for free for all college teaching staff.

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Big Ideas Facilitating a Shift Toward Distance Learning

Published March 27, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

John Spencer Teacher, George Fox University

As an education professor, I’ve had the opportunity to help teachers develop online and hybrid courses. One of the most common questions people asked me was, “How do I convert my face-to-face course into an online course?” The truth is, you cannot convert it. Learning isn’t like a file that converts between a .doc and a PDF and a Google Doc. We can’t simply substitute new tools and do the same exact activity. But what if we chose a different approach? What if we asked, “How do I transform my course?” rather than “How do I convert it?” The following are a few ideas to consider as you shift toward online / distance learning.

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Pedagogical ICT Resources to Facilitate the Transition from a Classroom-Based Course to a Distance Learning Course

Published March 22, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Camille Arpin Editor, Profweb

Planning a distance learning course takes time and a lot of preparation, but sometimes the context in which we teach forces us to make these changes in a very short period of time. Here is an overview of educational resources from Profweb and the college network that will help you make this transition.

Real Life Stories

Turning Novels Into Engaging Multisensory Experiences

Published March 18, 2020  |  English (Second Language)

Rebecca Peters Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

In the fall 2019 semester, my students in the course Langue anglaise et culture (English 102) read Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, which details the author’s growing up in his native South Africa during the Apartheid era. To help students connect with the book’s subject matter and social context in a more concrete and meaningful manner, I turned the reading experience into a multisensory experience by designing learning activities that involved virtual reality (VR) and audio content.

Real Life Stories

Using Moodle to Create a Paperless Literature Course

Published March 10, 2020  |  Languages and Literature

Simon Côté-Massicotte Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

The phrase “paperless literature course” feels wrong. Whether because of the strong association of literature with physical books, or the perception of cellphones, computers, and tablets as distractions, there is something counterintuitive about using ICTs to teach literature.

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A Program-Specific Approach to Note Taking in the Digital Era

Published February 28, 2020  |  Applied Arts

Mathieu Plasse Teacher, Cégep de Sainte-Foy

In the industry graphic designers need to know, master, and constantly use emerging software and technologies. This is inevitably reflected in the classrooms of graphic design students. As graphic design teachers at Cégep de Sainte-Foy, in a laptop program, my colleague Anne-Claire Delisle and I have created a flexible way for our students to take notes on the computers that they all have in the classroom. We wanted each student’s notes to reflect their individuality. By coming up with their own notes, the students are obligated to invest themselves in their studies and better integrate the content.

Real Life Stories

A Lightboard Studio to Record Professional-Looking Educative Videos Simply and Rapidly

Published February 16, 2020  |  Chemistry

Caroline Cormier Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

Do you know Lightboard studios? They are video recording studios where teachers record themselves through a pane of glass on which they write. An application then inverts the picture so that even if the teacher is writing from their left to their right, the text can be read clearly in the video. As a bonus: a clever lighting system makes the fluorescent ink used look even more impactful.

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Exploring Extended Reality with an Innovation Kit for Teachers at Vanier College

Published February 7, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

On January 29th, 2020, Vanier College held a launch event for their Teacher’s Innovation and Exploration Kit (TIEK) which allows teachers to try Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), Virtual Reality (VR) and other recent technologies to explore their pedagogical potential. Just prior to the launch, I spoke with Patti Kingsmill, the Pedagogical Counsellor at Vanier who is spearheading this initiative with financial support through the ministry’s Digital Action Plan.


Digital Tools

Create an E-book with Book Creator

Published January 29, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

E-books are not new, but with more liberties for the use of mobile devices in class, e-books are becoming more and more interesting for teachers. I will present a tool that allows you to easily create an attractive e-Book: Book Creator.

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A Portrait of 2 Inspiring ESL College Teachers and SPEAQ Award Winners

Published January 23, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Two college teachers were the recipients of the Société pour le perfectionnement de l’enseignement de l’anglais langue seconde au Québec (SPEAQ) Awards for 2019. The awards were handed out during the opening ceremony of the annual SPEAQ convention held in Montreal on the 21-22 and 23 of November 2019.

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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

Real Life Stories

Published November 30, 2017

Google Classroom to Support Sustainable Learning in the Dental Prosthesis Program

Julie Jacob Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

I teach in the Dental Prosthesis Program. During the winter session, I give the course Conception et confection de pièces squelettiques II to students in their 4th semester in the program. This course allows them to finish acquiring the skills essential for them to succeed the integration activity. However, the students do not have the opportunity to practice these skills between their 4th and 6th semester of studies. This means that 3rd year students sometimes have difficulty finding theoretical or practical notions from the year before. For this reason, I set out to find both, a way to ensure the safekeeping of course contents and a means of making the content easily accessible to the students.

Dental Technology

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Published November 3, 2015

Teachers’ Use of ICTs: What Do Students Think?

Laura King Teacher, Cégep André-Laurendeau

In the context of a research project funded by the “Fonds de Recherche du Québec sur la société et la culture” (FRQRSC), 311 students from Dawson College and Cégep André-Laurendeau were surveyed online, in French or English, about their teachers’ practices in the use of ICTs and cyber-learning. This survey allowed the researchers to collect data on the teachers’ use of technology as well as the students’ level of satisfaction regarding this use.

Multidisciplinary

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