We are pleased to present the 9 projects receiving funding from the SALTISE mini-grant competition. Funding for the mini-grants is courtesy of the ALPIC-ECQ grant, held by Dawson College, and with support from our dear friends at Vitrine technologie-éducation (VTÉ) – both are funded by the Entente Canada-Quebec (ECQ), a program of the Federal and Provincial governments and managed by Quebec’s Ministry of Education (Éducation et l’enseignement supérieur). These nine awards were selected from 23 submissions, represent 26 faculty and professionals from 6 institutions. We are delighted by the diversity and scope of these projects and look forward to their reports which will be presented on saltise.ca in 2018.
Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne
Daniel Audet, Sonia Gounar, Sylvain Dubé
Project title: Activité interdisciplinaire d’apprentissage actif en mathématiques et informatique
Description: Le projet utilise la cryptographie, à l’intersection de l’informatique et des mathématiques, pour favoriser l’apprentissage de ces deux matières en mettant les étudiants dans un contexte simulé dans lequel ils jouent le rôle d’un hacker qui doit changer ses notes.
Angela Smart, Guy Beaulieu, Paul Elliott-Magwood
Project title: Active Learning Activities in College Mathematics
Description: The project aims to develop student-centered activity stations for in-class use during various Department of Mathematics classes. The project proposes to engage 2 students to aid in development.
Project Title: The Creative Classroom: Using Stop Motion Film to teach the French Revolution
Description: This project aims to engage students more meaningfully with the discipline knowledge (History) by developing an assignment that asks them to create a stop-motion film.
Dawson College, McGill University
Hélène Nadeau, Maria Dikeakos, Rajesh Malik, Silvia d’Apollonia, Sylvia Cox
Project title: Developing research skills of college students through multidisciplinary and collaborative research projects
Description: The project aims to promote the development of students’ research skills through the use of a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach. Students will engage in authentic research in the field of Neuroscience (including develop, collect and analyze data sets); and participate as a member of a research team including communicating of complex ideas (oral and written). The project will support the professional development of the team as they support students’ online interactions with each other and the content.
John Abbott College
Project title: Team teaching winter semester Physics NYA to improve student success
Description: The project aims to develop a learning resource program that provides in-class tutoring support for struggling students, which, in turn, supports the implementation of active learning activities and universal design strategies in a Physics NYA course.
John Abbott College
Project title: Use of touchscreen computers for in-class Active Learning activities
Description: The project aims to explore the use of touch screen computers as alternative hardware for supporting the implementation of Smart Notebook in-class activities in the Engineering Technologies at JAC. These AL activities will support the development of students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills.The project aims to explore the use of touch screen computers as alternative hardware for supporting the implementation of Smart Notebook in-class activities in the Engineering Technologies at JAC. These AL activities will support the development of students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Julie Anne Roy, Nathalie Dansereau, Johnathan Mina, Pascale Warmoes, Carmen Ciotola, Isabelle Hallée, Geneviève Guay
Project title: Integrating virtual reality into the classroom
Description: This project aims to offer students a new pedagogical experience through the use of Virtual Reality goggles. The VR goggles will create an immersive environment and expose students to real-life situations.
Mark A. Driscoll
Project title: Implementation and evaluation of a new evaluation tool for the improvement of specific student skill-sets towards solving open-ended engineering design problem
Description: The project aims to develop an evaluation tool that will support the implementation of interactive learning strategies (i.e., AL pedagogies). In the process, it will focus on improving the methods used for teaching design solving skills in the Machine Element Design course in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University.
Neerusha Baurhoo, Jim Howden
Project title: ‘Theorists’ Land’: A Board Game on Education Theorists for Undergraduate Students
Description: The project aims to design, implement, and assess the benefits of board games for the Teacher Education courses at McGill.