Resources for Moving Online

Many faculty are being asked or required to move their courses online during the coronavirus outbreak. The following list of resources for transitioning courses from brick-and-mortar classrooms to virtual learning environments is designed to help faculty make that move. It is a work in progress, and resources will be added as they come to my attention.

NB 1: The general consensus is that offering continuity of learning and supporting students is the priority right now. To this end, the move to online teaching is not a move away from face-to-face (F2F) teaching for many faculty. Synchronous technologies, like Zoom, can help to maintain continuity of learning in discussion-intensive courses. These technologies also promise to support students, especially those practicing physical social distancing, by reducing emotional social distancing. Asynchronous technologies, like regular announcements and open discussion forums, can also provide support, especially for students without ease of access to streaming media.

NB 2: Don’t forget to take care of yourself during this move!

RESOURCES:

Center for Experimental Humanities, Bard College – EH Response to COVID-19

H-Commons, MLA – Bringing your courses online

Chronicle of Higher Education – Going Online in a Hurry

NYU Shanghai – Digital Teaching Toolkit

Online Learning Toolkit – Emergency Checklist for Moving Instruction Online

Brandon Bayne’s Adjusted Syllabus (covered in The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Sarah Laiola’s Google Sheet collecting tweets, threads, and other resources for teaching online (frequently updated and invites new content)

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