We condensed many of the ideas and best practices around online instruction discussed in our 6-week pedagogy course, "Bricks, Clicks, and Learning" to provide a basic set of guidelines to work from in considering virtual instruction for your courses.
(Open link in a hidden/incognito browser window)
Derek Bok Center for Teaching at Harvard - additional resources on remote instruction.
Students will continue to be responsible for all coursework, though suitable accommodations will be available when necessary. Students who are sick should not attend class. They should contact their faculty member as well as the Student Health and Wellness Center for guidance. If a student is required to quarantine or isolate, they can work with faculty and their chairs to continue their work to stay on track with their coursework remotely. If severely ill, the student's department chair will work with Student Affairs to determine the best options for the student.
The first day of class will set the overall tone for the rest of the semester even when online.
Below are our top recommendations! Don't let class be just a "Syllabus Day." We recommend holding your first class synchronously on zoom.
1. Pushing Through the Perils of Teaching Online (8-27-12) - Prof Hacker - The guest blogger Doug Ward explains why his first foray into online-only teaching didn't work out so well and offers some practical strategies for success.
2. Teaching Tips For a UDL Friendly Classroom (12.13.16)
3. "3 Tips for Handling Discussions in Online Courses" (ProfHacker, 2015)
5. Student Success Strategies (Blended learning Toolkit)
6. Difficult Online Students (Inside Higher Ed)
7. "Case Study: Tips for Blending Your Course" (Karen Teeley)
8. "How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course" (The Chronicle)
9. Reimagine Blended Learning (ISTE Infographic)
10. The College of 2020 (Chronicle)
13. "Lessons About Online Learning" (Inside Higher Ed, 2016)
14. "The Trouble With Online College" (NYTimes, 2013)
15. "Keeping an Eye on Online Test-Takers" (NYTimes, 2013)
16. "Online Education May Make Top Colleges More Elite, Speakers Say" (Chronicle)
17. "Walk Deliberately, Don't Run, Toward Online Education" (Chronicle)
18. Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation (eLearning Infographics)
19. The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge - Edited by Toru Iiyoshi and M. S. Vijay Kumar, Foreword by John Seely Brown.
1. "Lazy Eyes: How we read online" (Slate, 2008)
2. "The Reading Brain in the Digital Age" (Scientific American, 2013)
3. "Readers absorb less on Kindles that paper" (The Guardian, 2014)
6. "A Campus Creative Renaissance Built on Learning Design" (Inside Higher Ed)
7. Design and Delivery Principles (Blended Learning Toolkit)
8. "A Campus Creative Renaissance Built on Learning Design" (Inside Higher Ed)
9. "12 Best Practices for Multimedia Learning" (Edutopia)