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Creating a virtual community one minute at a time

Published September 16, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Camille Arpin Editor, Profweb

With the precipitous closure of CEGEPs due to COVID-19, many activities that make CEGEPs stimulating living environments and showcase student talent were cancelled. Gilbert Forest, a socio-cultural facilitator at Cégep André-Laurendeau, and its student services teamed up with the Théâtre Desjardins (a performance hall located inside Cégep André-Laurendeau) and la Brigade Liseurs Publics [in French] (the Public Readers Brigade) to create and maintain a Facebook page, La Minute Cultur.AL [in French], to connect with the students and break the isolation caused by the confinement. I spoke with Gilbert Forest to learn more about this unifying project.

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Fighting “Zoom Fatigue” While Making Your Classes More Efficient

Published September 14, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

In these times of physical distancing, are you suffering from “Zoom Fatigue”? Has the abundance of video conferences on your schedule led you to put yourself in the shoes of your students and ask yourself how they experienced a complete, full-time semester of remote learning? If synchronous video conferences definitely have a place in college education, each teacher can ask themselves what moments really need to be experienced live in a video conference and which ones can be executed otherwise.

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Breakthroughs with Breakout Room Recording in ESL during the Pandemic

Published August 30, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

Profweb Editorial team alumnus and retired teacher Norm Spatz was called back to the classroom during the Winter 2020 semester. Like many other teachers, his class was thrown a curveball by the worldwide health emergency. When the semester resumed, Norm retooled for distance delivery by using his course website and started recording breakout room activities to get his English as a Second Language students talking again. I sat down with Norm prior to the Autumn 2020 semester to hear more about his experience.

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Zoom vs Teams: a Choice to Make?

Published August 24, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In the Winter 2020 semester, as teachers started moving classes online for emergency remote teaching, Zoom became a household name. In response, over the past few months Microsoft has expanded the possibilities of its Teams platform, part of the Microsoft 365 suite of tools. Which platform is best-suited for synchronous videoconferencing-based classes, whether part of an online-only or hybrid teaching strategy? And is it necessary to choose between one or the other? This article explores a few considerations and answers.

Real Life Stories

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

Published June 7, 2020  |  English (Second Language)

Andy Van Drom Teacher, Cégep Limoilou
Patricia Lapointe Educational Advisor, Cégep Limoilou

In May 2020, Patricia Lapointe, pedagogical counsellor at Cégep Limoilou, interviewed (at a distance!) 2 teachers from her college about their experience with the emergency modifications that had to be made to their courses in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Profweb Podcast #3: Rethinking Final Evaluations with Google Quiz

Published June 2, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

In March and April 2020, teachers made the transition to alternative methods of teaching in order to help their students complete the Winter 2020 semester. Part of the complexity of this transition included a reflection upon the question of evaluating students fairly with the many logistical and technological constraints they had to endure.

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Cantare: Read Along With Your Ears !

Published May 21, 2020  |  Languages and Literature

Camille Arpin Editor, Profweb

In March 2020, the Centre collégial de développement de matériel didactique (CCDMD) released a new version of Cantare online. This tool allows you to synchronize a transcription with an audio file. Cantare is perfect for all language teachers who want to design educational activities with audio files.

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Profweb Podcast #2: Contrasting Distance Teaching Approaches Organized with Courseflow

Published May 19, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

In March and April 2020, teachers were tasked with the challenging transition to alternative methods of teaching to help their students complete the Winter 2020 semester. The approach varied from college to college and in some cases from department to department within the same college.

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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

Articles

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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