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This guide has resources for teachers having to change quickly to doing online instruction for their courses.
Look for links to suggestions for best practices, online tools, and other resources that can help with developing schedules, assignments, procedures, and broader course expectations for classes.
Making the Transition to Online Learning
Adobe Spark created by Nancy Florio, MLS, Research Librarian at John Gray Park '28 Library, Kent School in Kent, Connecticut.
Best Practices for Remote Learning
Teach Remotely - Best Practices: Online Pedagogy
Gives general advice to teachers on platforms and norms as regards to opportunities, expectations, and accessibility. Includes teaching tips according to the common teaching styles (lecture, case, small group discussion, and hands-on) and additional tips on engaging students both inside and outside of class. Presented by Harvard University.
Best Practices | Teach Anywhere
This guide provides suggested actions for instructors to take quickly when making the shift from teaching in a classroom to teaching anywhere. Topics covered: Communicating with students; Distributing course materials and readings; Delivering lectures; Running lab activities; Fostering communication and collaboration among students; Collecting assignments; Assessing student learning; Sharing guidance from other Stanford units; Sharing feedback. Presented by Stanford University.
15 Strategies for Online Learning When School is Closed
For physical schools that need to close for whatever reason, Global Online Academy offers fifteen strategies that schools can use to help guide their thinking when creating online learning environments.
Online Learning Habits (in Four Animals)
An infographic from GOA (Global Online Academy) that associates four habits are good to have for online learning to be successful: be active (kangaroo), be steady & reliable (elephant), be resilient (gorilla), and be playful (seal).
Top Tips for Supporting Student Learning Online
A list ten tips to help instructors start supporting students online and manage some of the anxiety that anyone engaging online for the first time might feel "Keep the people, the learning, and the community at the heart of thinking and practice." Presented by Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Stanford Online High School
Creating an Online Classroom - Stanford Online High School
For schools exploring online learning in case of temporary closures, this webpage provides free resources and considerations for effective remote teaching and learning. All guidance is platform-agnostic, focusing on the essential steps for preparing to teach online in a short period of time. Materials here will be updated regularly.
Going Online in a Hurry
Resources for Teaching Online due to School Closures
A very detailed, comprehensive post on online teaching that is being updated daily. "Thousands of teachers worldwide are currently sharing snippets of their experiences via social media or their blogs. We’ve compiled, curated, and built on some common themes and ideas to create this extensive guide." Click on the links at the top to navigate the post. Author: Kathleen Morris writing for The Edublogger
Prepare to Move Online (in a Hurry)
Coronavirus is forcing many institutions to provision hundreds of online courses in a matter of weeks. This article gives schools already in the midst of a migration to the web considerations to ensure as successful a transition as possible. Author: Nathan Greeno, former vice president at the University of Maryland Global Campus.
Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption
Advice directed at Stanford University instructors on how to quickly shift their instruction online. The guide breaks down the synchronous-asynchronous distinction, explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each and offering guidance about how to use Zoom for virtual meetings. Authors, Jenae Cohn and Beth Seltzer, Academic Technology Specialists at Stanford University.
Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start
This article gives a shortlist of advice for faculty members who need to move online, fast, with the twin goals of maintaining instructional continuity as much as possible and finishing the semester strong. Author: Michelle D. Miller, a professor at Northern Arizona University, and a veteran of online teaching and education technology.
Resources for College and University Instructors Teaching Online
Remote Teaching Resources for Business Continuity
A collection of links to remote learning pages at hundreds of colleges and universities in the US and abroad. The variety of resources included support continuity of instruction and student learning online. Compiled by Daniel Stanford, Center for Teaching and Learning, DePaul University.
This guide is based one created by Sara Kelley-Mudie, Director of Southworth Library, Thayer Academy, Braintree, Massachusetts.