First things first: Don’t Panic
Many of you have already been building these skills with flipped learning, and your adoption of Echo360 has been very successful. This new challenge expands that space a bit more by extending to include the application phase you’ve been doing in class.
This may feel like a very rough jump from in-class to online. It will not be perfect because we are doing it quickly and it hasn’t been conceived with online in mind. No, online learning is not as simple as recording a few lectures to have your students watch and then complete some online multiple choice quizzes. But remember that your online learning doesn’t have to be as polished as a fully online course.
Here are some very bare bones basics to get you started.
You can use the university’s resources for information on teaching and learning, and technology and here in the COP, you have even more options available to you (detailed in the links below.) As time passes, all of these resources will grow and change, if you need something, keep checking back and let us know you’re looking for something specific at email@example.com.
Links to University Resources
Keep Teaching – keepteaching.osu.edu – resources for instructors
Assessments – planning considerations for assessments
Keep Learning – keeplearning.osu.edu – resources for students
ODEE Resource Center – resources for educational technology
Links to Targeted COP Resources
Contact the OEIS Team – Contact Information for individual members of our team
Tutorials for Echo360 – Installations and basic functionality
Tutorials for CarmenZoom – How to record and share
Support resources – CarmenCanvas, CarmenZoom, Echo360, and Top Hat
Using the right online tool for the right activity – a handy matrix
- How to Work from Home Without Losing Your Mind – Wired.com – a discussion of some basics for working from home. The big takeaways – set boundaries and don’t wear your jammies all day.
- How to Be a Better Online Teacher – Chronicle.com – Author and veteran instructional designer, Flower Darby, gives 10 “small-ball” tips toward being a better online teacher. Take one tip or take them all! (Spoiler: much of this has already been done for you by your instructional design and educational coordination teams)
- How to Humanize Your Online Course (infographic) – Michelle Pacansky-Brock – A quick skip through the main themes of Pacansky-Brock’s book of the same title, this inforgraphic provides a great way to think about some small nuances as you adapt to an online environment (and be sure to check out that references section at the bottom for more great resources!)
- QM Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist – Quality Matters – This checklist can help you make sure that you are ready for a temporary online learning situation. It includes a prep list, suggestions for guiding students and suggestions for teaching effectively in a new environment.
- Thoughts & Resources for Those About to Start Teaching Online due to COVID-19 – HASTAC – This is a short article but the linked “living” document is a crowdsource for online teaching and learning. Be sure to share if you find something really good!
- Teaching Remotely in Times of Need – Torrey Trust– Though some of this is aimed at K-12 teaching, many of the principles are transferrable. Page through, take what you want, and leave the rest.
- How to hide your messy room for a Zoom video conference – The Verge – It’s like having your own personal greenscreen! This short how to walks you through the steps to set up a background in Zoom. You can use one of theirs, or upload your own background.