Your colleagues are an invaluable resource. These videos share their tips for teaching online during the 2020 global pandemic.
In this video, faculty panelists from the 2020 Teaching and Learning Hub event series share inspirational quotes and six-word stories about teaching in a fully online environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Kate Casey recounts how she restructured her lessons into smaller components better suited to an online format. In the video, she demonstrates the cues she used to communicate the new structure and how she signaled transitions between parts of a lesson.
Professor Sara Singer shares four ways she created a community within her online classroom: interactive PowerPoint slides, student temperature checks, small group exercises, and social time before and after class.
Professor Jim Lattin describes how he set students up to have successful small group discussions in Zoom breakout rooms. His strategies included framing the discussion with explicit instructions and questions, assigning roles to group members (e.g. scribe), being intentional about how much time was allotted, having students take notes in a shared GoogleSlide that he could monitor, and using those notes as a launching point for a whole-class debrief afterward.
In online and hybrid courses, there are fewer cues about how a lesson is landing with the audience. Allison Kluger shares how she used the Zoom Chat tool to get a better sense of student questions and needs during lectures and guest speaker sessions.
Professors Deborah Gruenfeld, Maggie Neale, and Ashley Martin describe challenges and opportunities in moving their Week 0 experiential course, Managing Groups and Teams, online.