The Use of Adobe Connect and Studium Platforms in Post-Graduate Academic Education. A case study.

ID: 53302 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Marjolaine St-Pierre, University of Montreal, Canada

Wednesday, June 27 12:00-12:20 PM Location: Jordaan 1 View on map

Presider: Anne-Marie Armstrong, Freelance Instructional Designer, United States

Abstract: In Quebec, the graduate training at the university in school administration field is a legal requirement in order to act as the principal of a school. Universities are therefore looking for technological tools enabling them to reach these students, to provide them with the most appropriate professional training and to maintain an innovative pedagogical approach, both individualized and co-constructed. The University of Montreal has developed a distance learning course using the Adobe Connect and Studium platforms called Professional Seminar. It allows students of any geographical location to be in a virtual and synchronous network. They must, however, possess a great autonomy in the work to be done given the latitude they have in this course. They also need a keen sense of organization to adapt to the synchronous and asynchronous dimensions of this course. Adobe Connect as a synchronous communication tool allows the professor to detail the course to be held remotely while attaching it to the content of the asynchronous tool registered on Studium.

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