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A 3D Printing Fab Lab at Champlain College St-Lambert

Published February 9, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Christophe Reverd Learning Technology Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

Champlain College St-Lambert administration has recently decided to work with Vitrine technologie-éducation on the development of their own Fab Lab for 3D printing. Chris Reverd of VTE suggests the academic implications of this technology.

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3D-print Technology for Smartphone-based Physics Experiments

Published January 28, 2019  |  Physics

Chris Isaac Larnder Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

I’m not that great at building things, which, I guess, is why I ended up being a physicist and not an engineer. As previously reported on Profweb, I have been running accelerometer experiments with smartphones to help my students learn physics concepts through digital-era equivalents of “real world” examples. With the help of students, we developed 3D-printed equipment to make these experiments more accessible to our growing network of teachers outside of our college.

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Students in charge of a 3D printer as part of an interdisciplinary project in Natural Sciences

Published April 25, 2019  |  Multidisciplinary

Martin Lepage Teacher, Collège Laflèche
Mylène Robitaille Teacher, Collège Laflèche

As part of an interdisciplinary learning activity, we decided to make our Natural Sciences students experience a true digital conception and manufacture project. The activity, spanning 2 semesters, involved experts outside of the domain of education whose interventions sought to stimulate the creativity of the students, all the while accentuating the realistic character of the project.

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A Collaborative Program-based Approach Supported by Technology

Published April 11, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Mélanie Langlois-Sabourin Teacher, Cégep de l'Outaouais
Denis Lavoie Teacher, Cégep de l'Outaouais

While he was the person responsible for the course Integrated Placement (Stage d’intégration), offered as part of the 5th semester in the Electrotechnology program, Denis noticed that students had some training gaps in communication, even though this was included within the program objectives. In their placement term reports, the students had to describe 3 problematic situations. Communication skills were a recurring theme. To counteract this difficulty, Denis started integrating some communication theory into his course in order to better prepare his students.

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Assessment of Distance Learning in a Competency-Based Approach

Published May 29, 2018  |  Multidisciplinary

Julie Lyne Leroux Associate professor, PERFORMA, Université de Sherbrooke

Assessing distance learning in a program with a competency-based approach in higher education at the college level, poses numerous challenges to the stakeholders in the regular or continuing education programs.

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A Problem-based Learning Approach in a Virtual Environment

Published October 19, 2009  |  French (Second Language)

Philippe Gagné Teacher, Vanier College

A hybrid course in French Second Language had to be motivating for its largely technical students who were looking to complete their last few core courses in order to successfully finish their studies. Learn how an innovative problem-based learning approach in a virtual environment caught their interest!

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An Aboriginal Approach to Technology

Published October 6, 2013  |  Multidisciplinary

Cheryl Jenkins Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

Kiuna Institute is a cégep dedicated to providing quality education  to aboriginal students that respects their identity. Part of this new approach to a traditional community ironically involves embracing information and communication technology; a marriage that seems to work well.

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Imagining Intelligent Spaces

Published November 23, 2014  |  Multidisciplinary

Norm Spatz Editor (retired), Profweb
Alexandre Enkerli Educational Advisor, Vitrine technologie-éducation

The October meeting of Groupe Impression 3D Montréal took place on Thursday October 23 at UQAM’s Pavillon Judith-Jasmin. This group brings together 3D Printing users and professionals in the Montreal area. Meetings are held once a month, and members can register to present projects or topics of personal interest. Their website is bilingual and a great way to find out about regular meetings which are rich in information, truly presenting developments at the cutting edge of this rapidly developing technology. Applications in education are very much a part of this trend, and Vitrine Technologie-Éducation and Profweb are pleased to present our readers with a glimpse of developments that may have repercussions in the classrooms of our colleges.

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Using LEGO to Learn About the Agile Approach in Computer Science

Published August 15, 2019  |  Electronic Data-processing

Catherine Rhéaume Editor, Profweb

In April of 2019, the VTÉ (Vitrine technologie-éducation) organized a laboratory entitled Innovative Pedagogy: Play, Gamification and Serious Games in Service of Seriously Motivating Lessons! (La pédagogie innovante: le jeu, la ludification et les jeux sérieux au service d’apprentissages sérieusement motivants!) During the laboratory, there was definitely an emphasis on technological tools, but I will be focusing here on a "low-tech" way of gamifying in a domain which is, without question, very technological: computer science. See how Stéphane Lévesque, a teacher in software engineering, uses LEGO to initiate his students to the Agile methodology (a project management methodology for teams which is prevalent in business).

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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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