I-mersion CP proposes various training modalities for education advisors to use in pedagogy in higher education. The project aims to make training universal while offering a personalized plan for professional development of digital competence. Through a longitudinal approach, education advisors go through a reflective process using a logbook, by planning and co-building their professional development, and by reinvesting and enhancing their expertise.
I-mersion CP born from a desire to promote digital competence in a professional context while recognizing the varied needs of each individual. The tools, therefore, are diverse and have many uses. Used effectively, they can facilitate, even completely redefine the work of education advisors in higher education. I-mersion CP is structured on themes such as mapping resources, disseminating content, developing a frame of reference, supporting teaching, encouraging collaboration and covering ethical considerations.
Each theme includes workshops that showcase the identified best practices, a networking room with a theme that accessible to registered members, and a forum. This presentation will include an an assessment just under a year after the project’s launch.
PhD, Pedagogical Advisor for technology integration, Université de Sherbrooke
Pedagogical Coordinator of the i-Mersion CP project with the Performa network in Université de Sherbrooke’s education faculty
The Covid-19 crisis has required adaptability and rapid changes within the college environment to guide students to success. These rapid changes have had to occur at various levels of college institutions.
Teachers have not spared. In a very short period of time, they have had to learn to use new digital tools and change their classroom management methods, evaluations and teaching strategies.
APOP had to quickly set up a new service offering and open its activities to all stakeholders in the college network, without any specific agreements with the ministry. This presentation will share the APOP’s decisions during this difficult period, as well as the participation statistics for the various activities.
Digital Pedagogy Specialist, Coordinator of Services in Higher Education at APOP
Like all higher education institutions, Université Laval went through different phases of adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic, which can summarized as follows: rescue (W20), preparation (S20-F20), adaptation (F20-S21), transformation (F21-).
This 90-minute interactive workshop will present various institutional actions undertaken during each of these phases to help teachers adapt their teaching (e.g., enhanced teacher training adapted to the new needs, adjustments to the framework of teaching methods, more flexible evaluation methods, upgrade of certain technological infrastructures), and take stock of lessons learned.
Pedagogical advisor in Teaching Support Services and Lecturer in university pedagogy, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Université Laval