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About the Author

Andy Van Drom enseigne l'anglais, langue seconde, et la linguistique depuis 2005, d'abord à l'Université Laval, puis, depuis 2012, au Cégep Limoilou. Après avoir terminé des études doctorales en linguistique, il travaille maintenant à temps partiel à une maîtrise en enseignement collégial avec Performa. Andy a également publié 3 manuels chez Pearson ERPI et a développé plusieurs ressources éducatives libres en format numérique. Son grand intérêt pour les outils technopédagogiques et l'apprentissage actif l'ont mené à travailler avec Profweb, où il est éditeur depuis 2017. En 2019, il a reçu une Mention d'honneur de l'AQPC et le prix EF Excellence Award in Language Teaching.

Featured Reports

Profil TIC

Dossier1ban

Published November 1, 2020

Working as a Team at a Distance (part 1). Teams: a Single Ecosystem Bringing Together All Collaborative Functions

Caroline Demers Teacher, Cégep Garneau
Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Teamwork is often not easy for college students. In order to truly collaborate, rather than simply separate the work to be done, students need to form a cohesive and committed team. This is difficult enough when students are in the same room, but in a distance or hybrid learning environment, they are separated from each other and often don't know how to move forward effectively.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Teams zoomban

Published August 24, 2020

Zoom vs Teams: a Choice to Make?

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In the Winter 2020 semester, as teachers started moving classes online for emergency remote teaching, Zoom became a household name. In response, over the past few months Microsoft has expanded the possibilities of its Teams platform, part of the Microsoft 365 suite of tools. Which platform is best-suited for synchronous videoconferencing-based classes, whether part of an online-only or hybrid teaching strategy? And is it necessary to choose between one or the other? This article explores a few considerations and answers.

Multidisciplinary

Digital Tools

Tripetto logo thumb 01

Published November 14, 2019

Tripetto: Conversational Forms and Surveys “Of Which Students Are the Heroes”

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In 2019, Profweb reported on several projects involving learning activities “of which students are the heroes,” for example, in nursing and in physics [in French]. Did you know this principle can also be implemented on a smaller scale, by creating conversational surveys that adapt based on your students’ answers? This makes them a great tool for personalized revision activities and for formative assessment.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Classe

Published September 12, 2017

Creatively using polling tools to avoid taking attendance

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

Should attendance be mandatory at college? Should teachers keep track of absent students? Among colleagues, opinions widely vary and reveal the elephant that is not in the room. Can teachers avoid calling roll yet still obtain relevant learning analytics? Creative uses of existing polling apps and platforms illustrate that it is indeed possible.

Multidisciplinary

Articles

Mixkit thumb

Published September 3, 2019

Finding Free Stock Photos For Your Teaching Materials

Andy Van Drom Editor, Profweb

In today’s Instagram age, my students expect visually appealing learning materials. Whether I am designing a Powerpoint presentation, preparing an online quiz, adding content to a learning management system (LMS) such as Moodle or Omnivox, or creating an Open Educational Resource (OER), I find myself frequently looking for high-quality images to integrate in these materials. Free stock photo websites make finding such images a breeze, while also ensuring I respect copyright and usage rights.

Multidisciplinary

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