AECT members' expertise can be in a position to inform and educate on effective distance education in response to COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Michael Grant, AECT President, organized two meetings with AECT leaders in our organization to discuss ideas on how to share our expertise in this field.
Below is list of three webinars to initiate this implementation.
Recordings of Previous Webinars in Response to the COVID-19 Virus
International and Cultural Perspectives on Teaching, Learning, and Technologies in Response to the COVID-19 Virus
For organizations based in the US, we often receive a very Western-centric view of international news. However, AECT, while based in the US, is an international organization with members and affiliates spanning the globe. We brought together four faculty members from around the world to describe their personal experiences and expert perspectives. This session will provide the current state of affairs at four different institutions and regions, and we will hear how these institutions are continuing teaching and learning in light of the health crisis.
K-12 Districts & Schools' Preparedness and Perspectives on Teaching, Learning, and Technologies in Response to the COVID-19 Virus
The COVID-19 virus is impacting children, teachers, schools, and districts in myriad ways. Some schools are closing temporarily for deep cleaning; other schools are closed for the short-term to mitigate the spread of the virus; and still, other schools are planning ahead for what-if scenarios. Join our panel to hear from four educators spread across the US. We have support staff, district admin, and a K-12 researcher to provide us case studies in how schools and districts are preparing and responding. In addition, we'll consider how distance education technologies and virtual may or may not be able to support teachers during this crisis.
Universities' Preparedness and Perspectives: Case Studies in Teaching, Learning, and Technologies in Response to the COVID-19 Virus
The COVID-19 novel coronavirus has caused significant disruption to university and college campuses across the US. Some institutions are temporarily suspending classes for a few weeks; some institutions are considering this spring semester a loss, sending students home for the remainder of the semester; but the overwhelming majority of institutions are implementation some type of distance education as a stop-gap method to continue teaching and learning. Join our panel from across the US to hear how central administration and university support staff are dealing with this crisis. Four experts from different institutions will provide a peer into how their university is supporting faculty and students, particularly with the move to emergency remote teaching and learning.