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Videos, Google Forms and the Flipped Classroom

Published August 24, 2015  |  Physics

Emmanuelle Goulet Teacher, Cégep du Vieux Montréal

It was a bit of a fluke that I integrated the flipped classroom approach into my pedagogy during the winter of 2012. In the beginning, it was a solution to ensure that classes would start up again after the student strike. Since then I have been using this method by choice and for the pleasure of the experience of flipping some of my classes. With the right tools and the support of the ICT Education Advisor from my college, the transition to a flipped classroom went very well.

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The Flipped Classroom Could Be For You

Published November 17, 2013  |  English (Second Language)

Johanne Morin Teacher, Cégep Limoilou

Johanne Morin decided to flip her classroom, when she started teaching the second semester of general education courses in English as a Second Language which are commonly called B-Block courses. She's no longer regurgitating information, but delivering quality instruction that’s tailored to students’ needs.

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Oops! I Accidentally Flipped my Classroom

Published October 7, 2012  |  Physics

Michael Dugdale Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

Nathaniel Lasry and Michael Dugdale unintentionally flipped their classrooms by trying to enrich delivery of just-in-time teaching in electricity and magnetism courses. Students were asked to do reading assignments accompanied by some short open-ended questions. They arrived at the lecture having read the material, and having acquired a vision of what parts were easy and what parts were difficult for them. Although this activity didn't replace the lectures; it opened up a surprising amount of time in class for active learning activities.

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Physical Education and the Flipped Classroom: A Custom Training Program Thanks to Moodle

Published April 13, 2017  |  Physical Education

Renaud Despaties-Witty Teacher, ITA - Campus Saint-Hyacinthe
Laura Mercier Teacher, ITA - Campus Saint-Hyacinthe

At the turn of the century, seeing obesity, cardiovascular illnesses and type II diabetes rates that were skyrocketing within the population, the ITA (Institut de technologie agroalimentaire) decided to take on the issue of physical inactivity that was, and still is, affecting our society. We decided to focus the physical education courses which are mandatory for the DCS/DEC on adopting healthy life habits - more specifically focusing on regular physical activity (3 workout sessions per week).

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From the French Side: Tutoring Tools, Flipped Classrooms, College Research Challenges, Robots and Augmented Reality

Published March 1, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb

A flurry of activity on the French side of Profweb in January and February has accompanied the flurries of snow and cold temperatures. While we have had to cradle our coffee, tea and hot chocolate to keep warm, at least there has been some amazing reading to heat up our semester. The following are articles that were published in French only, but that will certainly be of interest to our bilingual readership.

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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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“Just-In-Time Flipped Classroom” Pedagogy in Biology

Published February 2, 2016  |  Biology

Sophie Dion Teacher, Cégep de Saint-Félicien

For a few years now, I have noticed the necessity of adjusting the teaching methods I use with the students in the Animal Health Technology program. This is most apparent in the Cells and Genetics course in biology, which is taught during the first semester.

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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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Mobile Learning in the Classroom

Published June 2, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Pierrette Bergeron Editor, Profweb

During her time at Profweb, Pierrette Bergeron developed an interest in mobile learning. Activities within the college network dealing with the pedagogical integration of the tablet are presented. Although the efforts to use this technology at the secondary level and elsewhere in the world offer suggestions, there is still a road to travel to integrate smartphones into our classrooms.

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Generating Content for the Flipped Classroom Using Panopto Software

Published November 23, 2014  |  English (Second Language)

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

Last year Casey Burkholder worked for the Center for Engineering in Society. In an interview with her, she mentioned that Deborah Dysart-Gale, Chair and Associate Professor of the Center, promoted a hybrid course design for graduate level engineering students in a writing course on technical writing for computer scientists and engineers. Burkholder taught one section of this technical writing course where students completed most of their work outside of class and brought their results to class for revision. In effect, she ran the course like a writing workshop, creating lecture materials and videos before class and then posting them online. Students would watch them and be guided to a prompt where they would create a first draft of a writing piece. Class time was spent working in small groups and with one-on-one instructor / student time to focus on students’ actual writing. This approach was enabled through the use of Panopto Software.

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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.

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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.

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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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