The Fondation du Cégep de Trois-Rivières received a donation of $ 40,000 from the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation in order to create classes adapted to distance education at the college.
The project in question aimed to facilitate as much as possible the act of distance teaching in the context of COVID-19 and thus offer each student at Cégep de Trois-Rivières a quality education.
The objective was more precisely to validate five technologies optimizing the teaching offered and thus reduce the adaptation time of teachers whose approach is more traditional. Initially, this solution was deployed in 15 classrooms.
“We were already working on this type of project before the crisis, but with it, we accelerated the pace in order to offer everyone the quality education that has made our reputation. It was unthinkable for us not to think about innovative solutions and alternatives to teaching in the current context, and that is where the project was born, ”explains Simon Lévesque, assistant director of innovation at the college.
When the college moved into the red zone, the technologies put in place during the summer and early fall were able to adequately meet the needs of teachers and students.
In addition, these bimodal teaching technologies have been able to respond to the need mentioned by our students, namely that of being able to present themselves, when possible, in an extremely small group, says the Fondation du Cégep de Trois-Rivières. Teachers can thus facilitate interactions through a formula more similar to that used before COVID-19.