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Educators Getting Ready

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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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