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Stepping Towards Inclusive Pedagogy with Screen Reader-Friendly Course Material

Published April 26, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Angie Stevens Editor, Profweb

Inclusive pedagogy is a growing approach throughout the CEGEP network. Many teachers are seeking ways to adapt their teaching strategies to be more inclusive. On February 20, 2017, I attended an APOP webinar entitled: Développer des pratiques pédagogiques inclusives (Developing Inclusive Pedagogical Practices). Among the tools and strategies discussed, one in particular struck me, which was the benefits of using of text-to-speech, or screen readers, for a variety of learning disabilities (dyslexia, concussions, ADHD, etc.). I wondered about what would make documents easily “read” by screen readers and what teachers could do to ensure their course material is accessible. It turns out that it is not complicated to make documents fit the criteria of accessibility.

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G Suite For Education: Collaboration-Based Pedagogy

Published January 26, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Kurt Vignola Teacher,
Maxime Ross Learning Technology Advisor,
Michel Ouellet Teacher,
Lyly Lessard Teacher,

In November of 2015, Maxime Ross, a Techno-pedagogical Advisor at the Cégep de Rimouski, published an In-depth report on Profweb entitled Le projet Chromebook et le déploiement des outils Google pour l’Éducation. In this report, he presented the main steps that led to the introduction of Google Classroom and Chromebook laptops to a cohort of students in the Arts and Sciences program (AS). This first experiment aimed to explore Google's cloud-based tools, to verify their pedagogical use and to justify their deployment to the entire Cégep de Rimouski college community. So where are things now, a year later?

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Digital Tools to Support an Inclusive Pedagogical Practice

Published October 17, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Andréanne Turgeon Editor, Profweb
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

This featured report aims to explore the features and possible uses of certain digital tools that can make learning accessible to all students as part of an inclusive pedagogical practice. Following the principles of universal design for learning (UDL), the tools presented, which are free or already part of the technological environment of college teachers, offer students a variety of means of representation, action, expression and engagement.

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Creating an Inclusive Online Learning Environment with Office 365 Teams and the OneNote Class Notebook

Published April 15, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Caroline Demers Teacher, Cégep Garneau

The Office 365 OneNote Class Notebook is my favorite online tool for distributing course content as it greatly facilitates note taking and includes the Immersive Reader, which is a great tool for eliminating difficulties related to screen-based reading. By integrating my class notebook into the Office 365 Teams application, I have developed a very comprehensive collaborative and structured learning environment allowing all tasks to be completed in one place.

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"Repeat After Me" Moodle's Language Laboratory

Published May 12, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

François Lizotte Coordinator, Plateforme collégiale DECclic

The DECclic Corporation's François Lizotte discusses OWLL (OOHOO Web-based Language Lab), a Moodle module designed for language labs.

Real Life Stories

Laboratory Procedures Taught Through an Interactive Course

Published November 24, 2013  |  Physics

Éric Laflamme Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit
Benoît Villeneuve Teacher, Cégep Édouard-Montpetit

Éric Laflamme and Benoît Villeneuve, of Collège Édouard-Montpetit, have created an interactive course on measurement and experimental uncertainty in labs. This course involved the creation of a new online platform allowing students to develop laboratory skills, which has been given at two cegeps within the Montreal region.

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Ready, Set, Connect! Pedagogy and Multidisciplinary Collaborators

Published November 27, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Susan MacNeil Editor, Profweb

As technology has become ubiquitous in the workplace, college students have to learn different forms of communication and acquire technology skills. In 2017-2018, Lisa Deguire and Marie-Sophia Grabowiecki, engaged their students and themselves in a cross-campus and cross-discipline project to meet those objectives. Thanks to the support of the ECQ and the Virtual Team Teaching Network (VTTN) students from the Cégep de Jonquière and from Vanier College were introduced to the concept of collaborating at a distance in a simultaneous live cross-campus collaborative debate. The project was aptly dubbed “speech and debate isn’t just for arguing” and was presented at both l’AQPC and RASCALS conferences in June 2018.

Real Life Stories

A Digital Laboratory Notebook Within Moodle

Published September 12, 2016  |  Chemistry

Josée Debigaré Teacher, Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon

The laboratory notebook is indispensable within many scientific disciplines, as it constitutes the "memory of an experiment." The content is traditionally written by hand in a spiral-bound notebook. The observations,  measurements, calculations and results are recorded in a chronological and permanent fashion in the notebook. With the development of computing and the widespread use of digital tools, the laboratory notebooks are, little by little, transforming into scrapbooks.

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The Video Teleconference - A Valuable Academic Tool

Published December 16, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Martine Chomienne Educational Advisor, Cégep à distance

The video teleconference has come of age! Easy-to-use and efficient, it is advantageous to become familiar with its operation.

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Entrepreneurial Pedagogy: an Approach for the Development of Transversal Competencies

Published August 5, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Mélissa Philippe Project Manager, PEEC

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.

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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 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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