External Resources for Online Teaching
We have been curating some helpful resources in the field of higher education for our instructors to continue their teaching practice remotely. Please find these resources below.
QM Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist
QM Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist is a detailed checklist (provided as a Google Doc) to help instructors make a quick transition to remote teaching. It is based on the Quality Matters (QM) Higher Ed Rubric, which is considered the "gold standard" for evaluating online course design. Please also watch a YouTube video that provides a quick overview of the checklist: QM Emergency Remote Instruction (ERI) Checklist video.
So You Want to Temporarily Teach Online
Please read this article So You Want to Temporarily Teach Online for some practical advice of moving courses online in the short term.
Academic Partnerships (AP)
AP has created a COVID-19 Support Strategies web page that provides advice on delivering lectures virtually, video production, creating quality discussions, and ADA compliance. More information is located in the first module of their online faculty training course, described in Your COVID-19 Response: Moving Online Rapidly.
They have also provided handouts with advice for faculty and students:
Tips and Tools for Students Participating in Virtual Coursework
7 Best Practices for COVID-19-Necessitated Online Meetings
This Inside Higher Ed article—7 Best Practices for COVID-19-Necessitated Online Meetings provides useful advice on managing online meetings.
Going Online in a Hurry
In this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education—Going Online in a Hurry, the author outlines a strategy for moving your class online and provides links to additional valuable information.
Advice for Newly Remote Instructors
This 25-minute audio podcast—Advice for Newly Remote Instructors provides timely advice for remote teaching. A link to the podcast and a text summary are both available at the link above.
Early Reflections on Transitioning to Online Teaching
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University offers some thoughts on going from face-to-face teaching to online instruction using Zoom (a video conferencing tool) in this article: Early Reflections on Transitioning to Online Teaching.
As Human As Possible
This article As Human as Possible from Inside Higher Ed provides advice for moving a humanities course online.
Preparing Teachers & Students for Online Learning
SkillsCommons and MERLOT have created a free online resource: Preparing Teachers & Students for Online Learning to help faculty and students move online.
National Emergency Library
The National Emergency Library provides a collection of books that support emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
MERLOT provides a curated collection of free resources for online education across a variety of disciplines.
OER (open educational resources) Commons are freely available on a wide range of topics. You can even create your own OER.
SkillsCommons is a free and open digital repository of workplace training materials.