Version 1.06 (added blog post b)
This is a blog post that will be updated often. I will try to keep an update line and version number at the top of the post.
The main purpose of this post is for my colleagues at the Tecnológico de Monterrey. We received an official announcement yesterday (students, parents and staff) about our plans going forward as a proactive measure to the Covid-19 pandemic. We currently have no known cases in our community but are transitioning online until we review the situation later in the semester. Others may find use in this post and I hope that it does help.
You can find that official announcement (in Spanish) in the pdf linked at the top of the page provided by the Tec about Covid-19: https://tec.mx/es/coronavirus-covid-19
To start, this is pretty much a bullet list pointing to other resources but I plan to inject some of my own advice in here. Feel free to give me feedback and suggestion links in the comments or contact me via email.
Links to Live Documents with tips
- “Teaching in the context of COVID-19“.
Contributors include: Jacqueline Wernimont (Dartmouth, USA), Cathy N. Davidson (CUNY Grad College, USA)
- “Crowdsourcing Teaching Online with Care“. Short link is: http://bit.ly/onlinewithcare
This document was started by Maha Bali and Mia Zamora to crowdsource and curate teaching tips about teaching online with care, especially in case of an emergency campus closure as has been happening in March 2020 because of COVID-19.
- “Teaching Theatre Online: A Shift in Pedagogy Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak”. Originally created by Dr. Daphnie Sicre ([email protected]),Loyola Marymount University.
Links to Blog Posts by colleagues in my social network in no particular order
- “Online Teaching with the most basic of tools – email“. Excellent advice here from Tannis Morgan.
- “The Greatest and Most Flawed Experiment Ever in Online Learning“.
Excellent post and very good advice here from Alan Levine.
“But really, if I was helping folks, my suggestion an strategy would be… do as little as possible online. Use online for communicating, caring, attending to people’s needs, but not really for being the ‘course’.”
- “Advice to those about to teach online because of the corona-virus” from an online learning pioneer Tony Bates.
- “Coronavirus and higher education resources” by Bryan Alexander.
Some of my colleagues will remember Bryan from his keynote at a past CIIE conference in December 2016.
- “Preparing for just-in-time remote teaching/learning” by Jon Becker.
Jon created a blog post using text of an email he sent to colleagues at his institution. This posts includes links to posts and resources of others that are well worth reading which I include here (I edited to add author Twitter links):
- The entire Twitter thread from Sean Michael Morris, Director of the Digital Pedagogy Lab
- An Emergency Guide (of sorts) to Getting This Week’s Class Online in About an Hour (or so) from Matt Crosslin
- The COVID-19 Online Pivot, by Martin Weller, of the Open University and author of “25 Years of Ed-Tech
- Teaching in the context of COVID-19 (resources from other Higher Ed institutions)
- If you’re planning to use Zoom for synchronous learning, here is a tremendous Twitter thread from Dr. Ryan Straight at the University of Arizona.
Links to Video Tutorials and/or Resources
- En español. Gracias a nuestro colega Miguel Rodríguez.
Upcoming (I will update with recording links) Online video
- Today (Friday March 13) at noon (Mexico Central Standard Time)
Bryan Alexander together with Chronicle of Higher Ed hosting a live video event about the impact of COVID-19 on higher ed.
- Today (Friday March 13) a live video chat organized by colleagues Mia Zamora and Maha Bali whom I collaborate with for Virtually Connecting. If you don’t know what Virtually Connecting is you can ask me and I will rave about how awesome it is.
“Invitation: Continuity with Care During COVID-19: Curation & Conversation“
Past Video Sessions
- This one from Virtually Connecting, “Missed Conversation: Open for a Cause #2”
- Continuity with Care During #COVID-19 #unboundeq Conversation
Featured Image Credit
“Students learn from those who care” flickr photo by shareski
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