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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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Telepresence: Distance Learning with Students in Class

Published January 19, 2018  |  3D Animation and Computer Generated Imagery

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

Telepresence is a type of online learning. In fact, it is more aptly described as an improved videoconference that tries to replicate face-to-face communication without the constraint of students and teachers having to be in the same room.

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From Lecture to Online Course: Transforming a Regular Course into a Distance Learning Format

Published April 14, 2020  |  Administration 401

Myriam Laberge Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

In 2012, I developed the course Gérer ses finances personnelles (Managing Personal Finances), a complementary course in the general education stream at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit. This course is an introduction to managing personal finances and is intended for students from all backgrounds who do not have any administration courses in their academic program. Since its inception, I have been giving this course in a traditional face-to-face format, combining lectures and discussion periods.

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Innovative Web-Authoring Tools for E-Learning

Published September 15, 2008  | 

Martin Brière Educational Advisor, Cégep à distance

Cégep@distance has just released new easy-to-use tools to design on-line pedagogical activities!  

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ICT Profile

Learning Tech at a Faster Clip...

Published February 1, 2016  |  Multidisciplinary

Cégep à distance
Réseau des répondantes et répondants TIC

Each week, the IT Representatives Network (IT-REPS/REPTICs) offers brief tutorials in the form of video clips that were developed to support the development of ICT Profile abilities. These clips are specifically designed for students, but are useful to anyone that wants to improve their technology skills.

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Distance Education in the College Network: Current Issues and Practices

Published September 15, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Villeneuve Coordinator, Profweb
Andréanne Turgeon Coordinator, Profweb

This document is the end result of a general call launched on the IT Reps list in February 2015. The survey probed practices in distance education in the college network. Based on the answers given, Profweb asked some of the respondents to discuss the issues of distance education, its pedagogical challenges, and strategies likely to facilitate its deployment in the college network. Eight respondents participated in developing this topic. Andréanne Turgeon gathered their comments in telephone interviews and videoconferences.

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A Social Dimension to Distance Learning

Published March 8, 2010  | 

Martine Chomienne Educational Advisor, Cégep à distance

An experiment at Cégep@distance has offered the opportunity to explore the potential of social networks, and some of the advantages that have emerged from using this technology in distance learning could certainly be transferred into the classroom.

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Fast-Track Transition to Distance Learning

Published March 28, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

The following infographic synthesizes some essential elements to take into account when you urgently need to adopt online education.

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Emergency Transition to Distance Education - A Math Teacher's Story

Published June 7, 2020  |  Mathematics

Patricia Lapointe Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou
Geneviève Gagnon Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

In my case, the decision as to whether to teach in a synchronous or asynchronous format was easy to make. I was already teaching a course in synchronous mode with the Online Business Management cohort, so it was natural for me to continue in this mode. It's true that having virtual appointments set in the schedule makes it easy to supervise the students.

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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.

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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

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 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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