Tag: Online Teaching

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Preparing for the First Day of Class on Zoom

August 13, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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“While there’s no one right way to start the first day of class on Zoom, as this depends on the course level, size, and discipline, I believe the overall purpose of the first day is to establish a positive connection,” writes Crystal O. Wong, EdD, a composition instructor and Faculty Fellow on Reflective Practices in the […]

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Alternatives to Traditional Exams for Online Learning

June 25, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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With the outbreak of COVID-19, many instructors shifted from face-to-face instruction to online teaching. Given this situation, instructors must consider alternatives to traditional exams, writes Lucinda Parmer, associate professor in the John Massey School of Business teaching in the Management and Marketing Department at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, in a recent blog post on The Scholarly […]

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Q&A from Supporting Students’ Mental Health in an Online Class with Habif Health and Wellness

April 8, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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The Center for Teaching and Learning and Habif Health and Wellness hosted a virtual conversation, “Supporting Students’ Mental Health in an Online Class,” on Monday, April 6. In the session, staff from Habif’s Mental Health Services (MHS) emphasized strategies for supporting students’ mental health in this new online environment. Staff also provided a brief update about […]

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Tips for Being More Inclusive in Online Teaching

April 8, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

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“As you lead a class discussion or a meeting on Zoom, it’s all too easy to lose people in the process. But the principles of inclusive teaching can help you reach students in a virtual classroom, just as in a physical one,” said Kelly A. Hogan, associate dean of instructional innovation at the University of North […]

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Resources for Online Teaching: Faculty Focus

March 20, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Focus included resources for online teaching in its latest newsletter. Check out the newsletter to access a free program for taking your teaching online and articles including “Eight Steps for a Smoother Transition to Online Teaching,” “Advancing a New Mindset About Curriculum Design,” and “Five Ways to Promote Student Autonomy in Online Discussions.”

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Guide to Online Instruction from The Chronicle of Higher Education

March 18, 2020 | Emily Wasserman

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently released a free guide for how to keep teaching during the coronavirus pandemic. The guide offers advice and resources for moving classes online. Articles include “Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start,” “How to Be a Better Online Teacher,” and “4 Lessons for From Moving […]

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