University of Ottawa, Canada
Colin Montpetit has been a teaching faculty in the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa for the past 10 years. He currently teaches large enrolment courses in Genetics, Cellular Physiology. Colin serves on various teaching and learning committees that include the uOttawa Senate committee on Teaching and It’s Evaluation and the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Affairs Committee on Contract Faculty and Faculty Complement and work closely with the Teaching and Learning Support Services.
He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Physiology in 2003, held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto and a faculty position at St.Norbert College (Wisconsin, USA) prior to becoming a faculty member at uOttawa. His research interests focus on quality of learning in science courses, and effective use of technology in teaching and learning (including classroom response systems, and blended learning).
He was the recipient of the 2012-2013 Andre Lalonde Memorial Award For Science Professor of the Year, received the National Capital Educator’s award in 2015, and awarded the 1st prize – Innovative Use of Educational Technology Excellence Award in 2016. Colin is active in professional organizations that promote professional development in science education, including the Center for the Advancement of Pedagogy in Sciences, and the Ontario Consortium of Undergraduate Biology Educators (oCUBE).
The implementation of the Echo360 Active Learning Platform into the class component of a large enrolment undergraduate course in genetics has provided opportunities to redefine the classroom learning experience into an active learning zone. The goal of this investigation was to assess relationships between the student use of the features of the Echo360-ALP and performance […]