Online Course Migration Continues
On February 6, 2020 I shared the first blog addressing migrating courses online as many of us were doing so (and rapidly). Now many more are moving online. I would like to summarize ideas with a focus on pedagogy.
Davidson and Katopodis shared Transforming Your Online Teaching From Crisis to Community (2020) for IHE. In this summary, they suggest:
"... by “engaged” learning, understanding the condition of our students’ lives and finding the best ways of teaching (Raygoza, M., León, R., & Norris, A. (2020). Humanizing online teaching)"
"An "Active Learning" Kit, which shares Four Good Reasons to Start with Pedagogy
It is in your control.
It is free (money, not time).
It [can] works.
It is gratifying and gives you energy and inspiration for the bigger institutional battles.
The takeaway is that we cannot teach the same way online that we would in person: we need to use the available tools and engage students in active learning between classes. Some will use their CMS; others may use “free” social media and tools (Discussion forum, Slack channel, Google Doc or Twitter, using a hashtag).
Keep in mind creating inclusive, safe and accessible environments.
I shared this resource last week, but in case you were not at the point of migrating, and now have to do so quickly, I created this Rapid Course Conversion into an Online: A Focus On Pedagogy guide. Initially, the ten steps were ten days, depending on your timeframe, you might have to address two steps/day.