Going online with your teaching [click title to open pdf doc]
This quick-start guide to moving online with your teaching was designed by the CTL in March 2020 to respond to the needs of faculty to quickly convert existing in-person courses to an online format. It remains useful for both quick transitions to online teaching, as well as an overview when preparing to rework and transform an in-person course to an online course.
Online Teaching Resources [CEU sign-in required]
This moodle page contains multiple FAQs, presentations, readings, links, and other resources to answer many of foundational questions about online teaching. Like the quick-guide to going online, this moodle page was largely created in the spring of 2020 but remains a relevant overview.
Online Course Design and Facilitation [moodle link, CEU sign-in required]
This moodle page contains a wealth of information about teaching in an online environment, with a focus on course design and effective pedagogy. It has rich information about designing your course, leveraging technology for collaboration, facilitating student engagement and online discussions, and assessments. It is set up as an online course, thereby modeling how one might set up an online, asynchronous course. While the focus is on asynchronous activities (rather than, for example, breakout rooms in synchronous Zoom classes), it is relevant for any type of online learning.
Overcoming Social, Mental and Physical Constraints of Online Learning
During the pandemic students experienced worldwide that remote education can lead to a sense of isolation, while greater monotony of schooldays can bring on mental fatigue. Research has also established that the combination of decreased physical activity and increased screen-time is among the leading causes of concentration and sleeping issues; in turn, irregular sleep patterns or lower quality of sleep can severely impact our focus and mental endurance.
Lastly, as is well known, sedentary lifestyle can be the cause of a wide range of health risks as well. To address these challenges, we invite CEU faculty to make use of the two guides "Coping with Remote Learning Challenge: Student Guide to Physical and Emotional Care" and "Supporting Students in Overcoming Social, Mental and Physical Constraints of Online Learning: Faculty Guide"[link] created by Petra Bakos in cooperation with the CTL. We specifically encourage CEU faculty and TAs to share the student guide on their course Moodle pages as a support resource for their students.