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Publications in Profweb (969)

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Collaboratively Fostering Understanding

Published November 25, 2010  |  Mathematics

Sandi Mak Teacher, Vanier College

Since my graduate studies, I have always been curious to find out if writing about something helped me understand it better. Last year the opportunity to test this theory presented itself when Vanier College created grants for teachers who wanted to do projects fostering student success. The college's objective is to help students with their study and research skills as well as with their language skills. Inspired by a project that my younger sister had done at McGill with Wikipedia, a group of teachers in Mathematics determined that using a wiki platform could help students to not only express themselves better in English, but more specifically in the vocabulary of the sciences that we are trying to teach them.

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Using PSI (The Personalized System of Instruction) for Active Learning

Published August 26, 2012  |  Physics

Rocco Iafigliola Teacher, Marianopolis College

PSI helps learners take control of their own learning. It fell into disfavour because of the heavy correction load required to provide feedback. The advent of online platforms such as  MasteringPhysics with self-correcting tests has allowed teachers to revisit this strategy.

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When today becomes tomorrow!

Published January 22, 2007  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb

This week, at our editorial meeting, we had a shining example of the value of the APOP U R on-Line Conference. The meeting was held using the Via Interface. Having gone to the conference with the Via Interface, we all agreed that the technology was perfect for our meetings, particularly when it is so inexpensive. I heard that a one hour session may cost as low as five dollars per participant. What a pleasure to see the expressions and body language of the other people on the Animaweb team!

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Making college research pay off

Published April 2, 2007  | 

Luc Desautels Teacher, Cégep régional de Lanaudière - Terrebonne

It is common knowledge that expenses associated with research are enormous. Everyone involved in research — the people conducting it, the institutions making a living from it, even the companies supporting it — are all too often stung by its costs. On the personal level, should employees of both community colleges and college technology transfer centres consider research as a lifelong means of furthering their training? Is it worth the cost?

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The Challenge of Secondary Curriculum Reform for Colleges

Published October 6, 2008  | 

Silvia d'Apollonia Teacher, Dawson College

A fundamental shift in the way that students learn mathematics and science is underway at the secondary level. IT figures in how these changes will impact the CEGEP system.

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Using Webwork to Enliven Discussion in Physics Classrooms

Published December 8, 2010  |  Physics

Rhys Adams Teacher, Vanier College

At Vanier, the Physics Department has been using Webwork to develop not only standard physics problem libraries but problems that embed Flash and Java simulations found on the internet. The addition of these simulations and the questions that they engender allow students to experiment with the functionality of the explained principles in an online pre-lecture preparation context.

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To Take Notes or Not - That is the Question

Published February 23, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb
Martin Parrot Editor, Profweb

On November 14, 2013, the English services of Profweb and APOP teamed up to deliver an online webinar to the Quebec college community discussing the pros and cons of taking class notes by hand and using a computer. Profweb’s editorial team realizes that the issues discussed address a much larger community than those who were able to attend. This column seeks to make this information available to a wider audience.

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Interactive Resource on Writing Thesis Statements - Preparation for the English Exit Exam

Published March 14, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

Paulette Cake Project Manager - English Language Division, CCDMD

The CCDMD's English Language Division has been building resources which focus on the English Exit Exam (EEE). In the summer of 2010, a flipbook which focuses on Writing Thesis Statements, a challenge for many students when writing essays for the EEE was completed by the CCDMD with Marya Grant from Vanier College's Learning Centre.

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Is information technology at the leading edge of teaching practice?

Published September 22, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Claude Martel Project Manager, PERFORMA

In this column, Claude Martel suggests that the work of Dr Matthew J. Koehler of Michigan State University could provide a valuable resource to reflect on the question of whether information technology is becoming the leading edge of pedagogical evolution. The work of Dr Koehler centers on the acronym TPACK which stands for Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Mr Martel examines the skills that today's teachers need to master to remain abreast of the developments in their profession.

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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.

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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