Rimouski, le 26 février 2019 – More than 300 participants took part in the activities proposed by FADIO, from February 18 to 22, as part of the second edition of Distance Learning Week. The educational institutions of Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine have been able to mobilize their teaching teams around a variety of workshops and exchange tables entirely offered at a distance. These places of sharing diversified expertise in distance learning have highlighted innovative educational strategies.

“The Distance Learning Week this year offered twelve activities, including the production of video clips, educational strategies promoting remote interaction, the evaluation of learning, not to mention the exchange tables with, among other things, testimonials from graduates in distance education. Some workshops brought together more than a hundred people; this record of registration and participation proves how our event is unifying and becoming a must for the regional and national pedagogical community, “said Jean-Pierre Ouellet, Rector of UQAR and Chair of the Executive Committee of FADIO.

“We have a very competent pool of resources and FADIO contributes to share their expertise. All the presentations have already been posted on the website thus allowing access to these free development opportunities, he adds. FADIO is now working on its next major event, the Distance Learning Partner Meeting, to be held on October 16 and 17, at Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup. “Our team is already working on programming, which will focus more on pedagogy. We will try to surprise the participants once again, to get them to open their reflection and their practice in distance learning. The names of the speakers will be announced later in the spring, it is to watch! “Concludes Mylène Simard, coordinator of FADIO.