Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Online Teaching Resources

Many schools are turning to online courses right now. I've been teaching college-level writing classes online since 2008. If you have questions that you think I can help with, don't hesitate to reach out.

First, remember that you can always work with your department and school's tech support for help with translating your in-person class into an online class.

Some students might not have access to the internet at home, so consider asynchronous classes to give everyone the best opportunity to succeed. The students might have as many questions as you do, so be sure to offer them resources, too.

Here are some outside resources that might help:

Chronicle of Higher Education's How to Be a Better Online Teacher by Flower Darby

Chronicle of Higher Education's Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start
By Michelle D. Miller

Webinar Teaching with Zoom

If you've never taken or taught an online class, you might benefit from seeing or experiencing one. Ask your colleagues if you can be added as a guest to their classes in order to look around the course and see how it is built. You can also sign up for a free online class just to get a general sense of how an online course could be set up. There are free online courses offered by edX and Coursera

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