"Virtual school is not for everyone, but let's face it, school is not for everyone either," says Marie-Claude Harnois, executive director of Étude Secours, an online educational service that allows high school students to complete certain core courses. She participated in the presentation of various virtual school projects at the most recent Digital Education Summit.
What are the benefits of co-modality? What nuances does it make sense to consider when choosing this teaching format? How do you live it? Three education experts shared their thoughts on the topic in a panel discussion presented at Distance Learning Week in February 2022.
Learning that teaching would be done online after the holiday break, Frédéric Ouellet, math teacher at Collège Sainte-Anne de La Pocatière, had the idea of offering an unusual activity to his students. This is how he organized a mathematical challenge with his colleague Mélanie Morissette, a teacher for her part at Collège Saint-Joseph, located 550 kilometers away, in Gatineau!
Like it or not, distance education will continue to be a part of the reality of many schools for months to come, whether through a widespread distance switch announcement or the closure of targeted classes. We offer here a second selection of our articles related to online education.
Like it or not, distance education will continue to be a part of the reality of many schools for months to come, whether through a widespread distance switch announcement or the closure of targeted classes. We have therefore decided to group together here a selection of our articles related to online education.
Professor Sylvie Barma and her colleagues at Laval University surveyed teenagers in Quebec about the pandemic. They found the prevailing climate of uncertainty particularly difficult. “The physical place of learning fluctuated in ways that were unpredictable for them. They didn't like the changes in their routine and a majority said they were bored of school, which had a big impact on their academic motivation. Read for other findings!
While the crisis has had the merit of putting schools back in the spotlight and demonstrating the potential of technological tools, much remains to be done to fully exploit their strengths. It is no longer just a question of allowing distance learning, but above all of promoting more effective learning.
In this text, Véronique C. Plouffe proposes a series of strategies aimed at maximizing learning results in a distance education context while minimizing the amount of effort provided by teachers, in order to reduce the risk of burnout. professional.
Although the practical aspect of science and technology to generate learning and arouse curiosity is recognized, it has been undermined with the pandemic. In this text, Geneviève Allaire-Duquette presents certain benchmarks to guide teachers so that they can allow students to continue their practical learning even outside a laboratory.