This page is a modest clearinghouse of resources mainly for my own use as well as that of interested colleagues as we negotiate what the coronavirus meant for our teaching in the winter term of 2020 and going forward. Please feel free to leave comments or suggestions.
- Here is a letter I sent my students when face-to-face classes were cancelled in March of 2020.
University of New Brunswick pages:
- Official notice from administration about suspension of classes
- “Ensuring Continuity in Teaching & Learning“
- List of CETL webinars and workshops
- For Students: Studying Remotely
- “Some ways to work remotely” (from the unofficial blog of a UNB Research Librarian)
- If you teach at UNB and aren’t already a member of the FB group Take Back UNB, now might be a good time to join the community
- Kate Roll and Marc Ventresca, “Lecturer and student relationships matter even more online than on campus,” The Guardian (Mon 8 Jun 2020)
- Howard Ramos and Mark C.J. Stoddart, “When it comes to the move online, the medium is the message,” University Affairs (June 3, 2020): “Online teaching requires learning new skills, as well as acknowledging the types of audiences they are attempting to engage.”
- Jesse Stommel, “How to Build an Online Learning Community: 6 Theses” (19 May 2020)
- Cathy Davidson, “The Single Most Essential Requirement in Designing a Fall Online Course” (May 11, 2020)
- “The Elephant in the (Zoom) Room: The current pandemic brings home that higher education must be organized around meaningful and humane student learning experiences, write members of the TPHE Collective” (May 6, 2020)
- Karen Strassler, “What We Lose When We Go From the Classroom to Zoom: Like other utopian dreams, the fiction of equality has its value,” The New York Times (May 4, 2020)
- Amielle Major, “How to Develop Culturally Responsive Teaching for Distance Learning” (May 20)
- Tobias Jones, “Italian lessons: what we’ve learned from two months of home schooling,” The Guardian (April 24, 2020)
- Samuel Trosow and Lisa Macklem, “Fair-dealing and Emergency Remote Teaching in Canada” (March 21, 2020)
- For those on Twitter: follow #CoronaCampus for a widespread discussion of dealing with the ramifications of campus closures, switching to online teaching, &c.
- “Please do a bad job of putting your courses online“
- ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English) Resources for Online Teaching
- H-Net’s Repository of Resources for Teaching Online
- STLHE (Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Teaching and Assessing
- The New York Times: Coronavirus Resources: Teaching, Learning and Thinking Critically (broad focus on education from middle-school through college)
- So what are they doing at UofT and Harvard?
- Inside Higher Ed: “Practical advice for instructors faced with an abrupt move to online teaching“
- Oxford UP: Free resources for instructors and students affected by COVID-19
- PowerPoint: “Record a slide show with narration and slide timings“
- And last but not least: “I was a webcam zombie! How to look alive and professional in videoconferences and web meetings“
A cautionary tale:
- Clearing Our Campuses: “Remote” Instruction and the Kenney Government’s Savage Cuts to the University of Alberta
[Image: Massimo Pinca/Reuters via CBC]