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Remote Teaching

This page will provide a measure of support for faculty engaged in remote teaching in the Fall 2021/22 academic year. There are  downloadable files, videos, Pressbooks and links to pages with helpful best practice information on different aspects of remote teaching.

  1. Dartmouth College Teach Remotely This link provides some best practice information on remote teaching beyond the technology. There are videos on Building and Sustaining Community, Reviewing course materials and content delivery, Creating opportunities for engagement and discussion, revising assignments for remote teachingm delivering assessments and exams online and communicating with students and office hours.
  2. Best Practices: Online Pedagogy Harvard University provides some principles and tips to help you teach online. Information on the guiding principles is provided, norms and expectations, key accessibility issues and course types. Helpful information on engaging students remotely during class and outside classes is provided as well.
  3. The ACE Framework The Open CoLab at Plymouth State University provides this framework as a guide for decision-making and professional development planning during times of crisis. ACE stands for Adaptability, Connection and Equity. The page provides a matrix of ACE-informed Practices that value engaged pedagogy, accessibility and encouraging higher education integrated with real-world contexts. At the bottom of the page is a link to applications of the Framework to challenging teaching contexts such as experiential learning, project-based learning, large lecture learning, exam-intense learning & proctoring and supporting First-Year students online.
  4.  Inspirations for digital engagement activities This page from the University College of London contains a list of digital assessment and feedback activities. They are grouped as either on the fly activities to check understanding and foster engagement or those that can be embedded and developed throughout a module.
  5. Physically Distanced Active Learning Lousiana State University has shared a document containing a list of active learning tools that can be used in online (synchronous and asynchronous modes) and remote.
  6. Four Models for HiFlex course design[PDF]. HyFlex courses offer f2f and online at the same time. Students can elect modality and potentially, switch as needed. This kind of flexibility can be particularly helpful during times of crisis. This document is part of Plymouth State University's ACE Framework.
  7. Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning[PDF] This document from McMaster University describes what these are and the optimal times and situations for their use. Advantages and disadvantages of both types of learning are provided in this document.
  8. Redesign for remote teaching Checklist[PDF] This checklist from Ryerson University can be used to prepare your remote classes for Fall 2021.