Educators Getting Ready

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05/18/20Tools to Help Teachers Make Smooth Transition to Online Education, Learn Science at HomeFrom: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (https://www.educatorstechnology.com/) As the current pandemic rages across the globe causing massive casualties and setting up new realities, the way education was delivered pre-pandemic will forever be changed. Distance learning and online education are taking over the stage with more schools and universities moving to online curricula and increasingly adopting remote modes of teaching and learning. In today's post we are sharing with you some useful digital resources to facilitate your transition to virtual-based modes of education and work.
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04/02/20Advice for Those New to Online LearningJonathan Michael Spector, Department of Learning Technologies, University of North Texas, realizes that many educators may be new to challenges of online learning. Here are 10 suggestions to help educators make this transition.
04/01/20Teaching from Home – Quick Start Guide Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera, pioneer in online education with over 25 years of teaching experience, a Time magazine 100 Most Influential Person and one of Fast Company's Most Creative People, has developed a free step-by-step guide to teaching at home or in a remote setting. The goal of this free guide is to enable teachers to quickly and affordably spin up a remote classroom to provide their students the best experience possible for learning outside their traditional classroom.
04/01/20To Transform and Teach Your Class Online, You Need CAFE!By: Charles Xiaoxue Wang, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Technology, Florida Gulf Coast University | The impacts of COVID-19 global pandemic on school and universities are massive. Teachers and professors work hard to transform their classes online and seek for practical ways to get this daunting task done. In addition to many well-known instructional design models, such as ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation), Systematic Design of Instruction by Dick and Carey (2001), and ASSURE by Smaldino, Russell, Heinich, &; Molenda, (2008), I would like to offer a simple one called CAFE for you.
03/25/20Quickstart Guide to Remote Teaching OptionsTouro University Western Division: As the university considers its policies for dealing with unscheduled closures, we reaffirm the importance of maintaining instructional continuity for the benefit of our students’ learning experience. We are committed to offering modes of remote instruction to maintain continuity of instruction. However, before you begin to create any remote instruction for your students, you should begin your planning be reviewing this item on “Pedagogy in times of disruption”.
03/25/20Pedagogy in times of disruptionTouro University Western Division: Teaching during times of potential disruption requires creative and flexible thinking about how instructors can support students in achieving essential core course learning objectives. This guide offers suggestions for instructors looking to continue offering a student-centered learning experience online. While the process may feel unfamiliar and at times frustrating, try as much as possible to be patient. In times of disruption, everyone expects some pedagogical and technological hiccups. Be willing to switch tactics if something isn’t working. Focus on maintaining a growth mindset for both yourself and your students. Under normal circumstances, we make a point of conveying to our students how much we believe they can grow as learners in our courses and disciplines. Similarly, approach the pandemic disruption knowing that you and your students can and will succeed in this unfamiliar learning environment. Remember, while you might not be able to teach something exactly the way you imagined, as long as you’re still meeting the learning goals of the course, you’re doing fine.
03/18/20So You Want to Temporarily Teach OnlineAECT leaders Stephanie Moore & Chuck Hodges offer practical advice for instructors unexpectedly needing to temporarily teach online. | From Inside Higher Ed
03/18/20What to expect as colleges and universities move classes online amid coronavirus fears: 4 questions answeredAECT leader & Florida State faculty Vanessa Dennen discusses what universities and instructors should expect when unexpectedly teaching online. | From The Conversation |
03/18/20Coronavirus pushes universities to switch to online classes — but are they ready?AECT leader George Veletsiano & postdoctoral fellow Shandon Houlden consider universities’ readiness to unexpectedly shift to distance education. | From The Conversation

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