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Faculty Guide for Online Teaching

.Strategies to Consider.

Resilient Pedagogy: An approach to teaching that takes into account the resiliency of course design, faculty, and students during uncertain times and changing circumstances. The framing of our preparation around resiliency appeals to us at this moment. Carleton College has a great beginners guide, and below are further resources:

Critical digital pedagogy: is a community, a conversation, a collaboration, a school, and a journal. It is a place to discuss critical digital pedagogy by advocating for students and fostering awareness of academic hierarchies. We work together to enact an understanding of co-teaching within a community of mutual respect. Hybrid Pedagogy is centered on praxis — the blend of theory and practice that develops with experience and reflection. Also see: An Urgency of Teachers: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy: essays on the critique of online learning, educational technology, and the trends, techniques, hopes, fears, and possibilities of digital pedagogy. 

Inclusive Pedagogy: Inclusive pedagogy invites us to consider our choices around both the content we teach and the means through which we deliver it. Additionally, inclusive pedagogy argues that the social identities of both student and teacher have a direct impact on the learning experience. Self-awareness is therefore an important point of entry into inclusive pedagogical practice.

Pedagogy of Vulnerability: an approach to education that invites vulnerability and deepened learning through process of self and mutual disclosure on the part of co-learners in the classroom. The premise is simple—share, co-learn, and admit you don’t know.

.Specific Approaches + Tools.

Active Learning while Physically Distancing Google Doc: Started by Louisiana State University (LSU), and open to anyone with ideas - this chart outlines some common active learning strategies and corresponding approaches appropriate for online teaching in both synchronous and asynchronous approaches.

Creative Assignment Ideas for Teaching at a Distance from Bard: Experimental Humanities faculty members have contributed to the list of relatively low-tech assignment ideas, which we hope others can use and modify according to the content and learning goals of their courses — whatever the topic or field. These ideas may be used as prompts for discussion threads, individual or group assignments, or final projects, and can supplement or replace synchronous meetings. [PDF Version here]

Engaging Students Series Resources: Teaching and Learning with Technology: Penn State created best practices for online instruction developing the Engaging Student Series (ESS). The ESS workshops were adapted from the BlendLT program and designed to help faculty explore opportunities to engage students in an online environment. The materials in this guide focus on planning for student engagement and using synchronous content, asynchronous content, and assessment to engage students.

Active Learning in Hybrid and Physically Distanced Classrooms, by Derek Bruff, Director of the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University. June 11, 2020.  [PDF handout created by Oregon State University]

Engage Students in Readings and Microlectures + Online Teaching Toolkit from the Association of College and University Educators.