The increasing popularity of distance learning in colleges brings many pedagogical challenges, such as the implementation of teaching and learning activities, the use of technology, the support of and interaction with students as well as evaluation. This section brings together a set of proven frameworks that aim to support colleges in implementing distance learning activities. (Click here to consult articles from the REPTIC/IT REP website using the keyword Distance learning).
Guide for best practices in online teaching – advice and reference
In French : Guide des bonnes pratiques dans l’enseignement en ligne – conseils et aide-mémoire
This guide was designed by Université Laval and is both a source of advice and reference used to guide one’s thoughts when developing or updating a distance learning course. It presents 54 practices that can be explored at will and provides examples and complementary links for each practice.
Description of guide and access
Moving towards best practices in distance tutoring – a free online cours
In French :Vers des bonnes pratiques en tutorat à distance – cours en ligne gratuit
This course is a free interactive tool created by SOFAD (Société de formation à distance des commissions scolaires du Québec). It aims to increase tutors’ skills in distance support.
Description of course and access This course is for all involved personnel (tutors, counsellors, administrators, support staff and others) who wish to improve their skills in distance learning.
This course is for all involved personnel (tutors, counsellors, administrators, support staff and others) who wish to improve their skills in distance learning.
Evaluating Distance Learners: an evaluation process and useful tools
In French : L’évaluation en formation à distance : un processus et des outils à utiliser
As part of a project on the ongoing improvement of a skills evaluation process in collaborative distance learning, Cégep à distance and the Université de Sherbrooke (PERFORMA) have developed a FAD (Formation à Distance) evaluation process. The project generated a website providing access to new tools and documents available for use at different steps of the evaluation process.
Website description and access