At my institution, on social media and within my learning communities, I’ve seen faculty and academic support staff work remarkably hard since the pandemic crisis started in March 2020, with some amazing results. I’ve compiled up some of the advice shared in numerous videos into this one page for convenience.
In Canada, it’s the Saturday night of the Summer, and the inevitable approach of the start of Fall courses after Labour Day. Folks in the UK have a bit longer, but the academic year is on everyone’s minds. Here I’ve collected a number of resources created that can assist you with your journey.
Adobe Education Leaders – Preparing Quality Distance Learning
A number of Adobe Education Leaders worked together to create this amazing resource on Adobe Spark to assist educators with their preparation for the start of the academic year.
Great Resources from Other Edtech people
- Remote Teaching Resources for Business Continuity contains hyperlinks to many other academic institutions and their plans for remote teaching
- Mike Caufield has been putting together some great resources for WSU
- Daniel Stanford is great to follow on Twitter
- David O. White is good value as well
- Pivot to Remote Teaching and Remote Teaching: A Practical Guide With Tools, Tips, And Techniques from eCampusOntario
- Rapid Course Conversion into an Online Modality: A Focus On Pedagogy by Jace Hargis
Early Feedback on Remote Teaching
- What Incoming First-Year Students Want Online Learning to Be – Educause
- What Worked This Spring? Well-Designed and -Delivered Courses – Inside Higher Ed
- Colleges Gear Up for an Uncertain Fall Semester Online – WIRED
- Speaking to Students about Zoom as their new Classroom – WSU Student as Partners
Continuity of Teaching and Learning at OCAD University
The folks in the Faculty Curriculum Development Centre put these fine resources together with contributions from myself and the academic community.
Tips for Course Introduction Videos
Perfect is the Enemy of Good – Making Videos for Students
Creating Presence with Synchronous and Asynchronous Remote Teaching
Advice for Remote Teaching and Learning
Of course, putting all of this in action is difficult. The silver lining to this situation is that many of are being pushed outside our comfort zones to learn something new, but balancing the right amount of change is the balance we must strike. I hope you find these resources useful. I’m always interested in feedback, so comment or hit me up on Twitter.
Footnote: The Summer In Canada
In Canada, we have a series of holidays that mark the Summer, and the inevitable countdown* to the start of the academic year.
- Victoria Day – May 2-4 as hosers like to call it – is the Thursday night of the Summer.
- Canada Day is the Friday night of the Summer.
- August Civic Holiday is the Saturday night of the Summer.
- Labour Day is the Sunday night of the Summer
*Learned this from my wife who credited Catharine Tunnacliffe for this idea.