We have entered into a new world this last week with President Johnsen’s announcement that we are moving classes to Online on March 23rd for the rest of Spring Semester. I will try to share knowledge during this transition time with you, so expect to see more than just the regular Friday posts.
I’ll start with a great resource from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. This is a quick guide to online teaching. This contains advice for thinking about how to get your face-to-face course to the online environment. Click on the image below to see the slides.
From friend and Instructional Designer Kristen Bourgault:
The following resources offer useful suggestions for educators who are being asked to quickly move into the online environment in response to school closures.
IDEAS FOR REACHING OUT TO STUDENTS
How to Outreach Online Students
Very quick, straightforward, one-page list with tips for reaching out to students in an online environment. Author shared on Twitter and said all are free to use – if you share please include her original byline at the end to be respectful of her work.
MORE IN-DEPTH RESOURCES ON MAKING THE TRANSITION
Going Online in a Hurry
Article from the Chronicle of Higher Education with six steps educators can go through in order to make the transition, including listing out your learning activities, considering ways to give feedback, deciding on assessment strategies and making a plan for communication.
Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption
A wonderful, indexed resource with a lot more detail, developed by faculty at Stanford.
Please Do A Bad Job of Putting Your Courses Online
Thoughtful advice for having reasonable expectations for both yourself and your students when rapidly moving online in a time of crisis and high stress.
Teaching in Times of Crisis
How to address the stress and anxiety experienced by students in “periods of crisis” developed by Vanderbilt – just some things to consider/keep in mind when working with both faculty and students during this challenging time
LAUNDRY LIST OF WHAT OTHER UNIVERSITIES ARE DOING
Remote Teaching Resources For Business Continuity
Massive spreadsheet with links to plans from a ton of colleges and universities for pivoting quickly to remote teaching in the event of interruption of regular business. Great to see what others are doing.
As I uncover more resources for you I will share them. Remember to contact your campus Instructional Designer, or another online faculty member for help and advice during this period of transition. Thank you for reading the FLC. I’ll see you again soon!!