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A Toolbox for a Blended Learning Pilot

Published May 6, 2012  |  Physics

Greg Mulcair Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

Greg Mulcair touches upon the tools that he has used to blend information technology and traditional teaching in his Physics course which is part of a pilot project for blended learning at John Abbott College.

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Producing Videos with Tablets to Facilitate Student Review

Published April 9, 2018  |  Chemistry

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Shazia Syed Teacher, Heritage College

Since Chemistry can be a challenging subject for students, I am always looking for creative ways to engage the students and to more effectively share the subject matter. With the realization that students often turn to online videos as a learning resource, I decided to create my own. In doing so, I could provide the students with videos that would be specific to their learning needs. After researching a few solutions, I began using an app on my tablet called ShowMe to produce summary videos for my students.

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Beginning a Blended Learning Approach with EDUQ.info and Ceres

Published September 26, 2017  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb

With all the buzz around developing a digital strategy for education in Quebec’s college network, this year many teachers will be looking into how a blended learning approach might contribute to developing their students’ competencies.

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Blended Learning with Microsoft Office Mix for PowerPoint

Published September 5, 2017  |  Business Administration

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Julie Wong Teacher, Dawson College

Office Mix is a simple free screen recording add-in from Microsoft that integrates directly into PowerPoint. I discovered the tool at a teachers’ CAAA conference in Newfoundland over the summer of 2016. I was excited to try it when I returned to Dawson in the fall. Combined with a flipped classroom pedagogy that includes problem-based learning, integrating this tool into my workflow allowed me to produce learning material that dramatically improved the success rates of my students.

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Annotating and Correcting on a Tablet

Published September 20, 2020  |  Multidisciplinary

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Dans un contexte d’enseignement à distance, la remise de travaux en format électronique est rapidement devenue incontournable. Même si toutes les suites logicielles bureautiques (Microsoft 365, iWork, G Suite, OpenOffice et LibreOffice, entre autres) permettent de surligner et d’annoter des documents de façon efficace, la tablette permet une expérience qui se rapproche davantage de la correction sur papier. Voici quelques considérations et conseils pour faire la transition du papier au numérique de façon conviviale.

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Blended Learning to Teach Ethics to Future Engineers

Published October 13, 2015  |  Multidisciplinary

Ryan W. Moon Editor, Profweb
Govind Gopakumar Associate professor, Concordia University

At Concordia University, I have been teaching the ENGR 201 Professional Practice and Responsibility for some time, which is a mandatory rite of passage for any student who wishes to become an engineer. This means that there are a large number of students, which seems to be growing every year. Given this growth, we wanted to see if we could consolidate a couple of sections into one section to meet the demand. The course is offered in the fall, winter and summer semesters, and each section has about 200 students. Our first experiment was with 200 students in one section who were all enrolled in the blended course. We are now regularly offering the blended course with 400 students each semester.

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Cloud-based Blended Synchronous / Asynchronous Shared Documents

Published October 2, 2011  |  Multidisciplinary

János Varga Teacher, Cégep John Abbott College

János Varga explains how cloud-based blended synchronous/asynchronous shared documents promote collaboration and active learning among students.

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Video Supported Mathematics for Commerce

Published August 28, 2011  |  Mathematics

Matthew Marchant Teacher, Dawson College

Matthew Marchant observed many students struggling to follow explanations from beginning to end. In response to this, he created videos to present in his Calculus 2 course for Commerce. The story explains how he made them and how he used them in his class.

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Using Camtasia’s Video Captures to Improve Access to Information

Published November 9, 2014  |  Language of Mathematics and Computer Programming

Nancy Acemian Senior lecturer, CES, Faculty of Computer Science And Engineering, Concordia University

I teach Computer Science at Concordia University. Within the discipline, my specialty is mainly the first year courses, the programming courses. I teach things like JAVA Programming and a C++ course which is my one online course for the moment. These are large classes which have students with varied backgrounds.

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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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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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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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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.

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