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Hege Library & Learning Technologies

For Faculty: COVID-19 Instructional Continuity in Spring 2020

This guide is a copy of the original Instructional Continuity Guide used during the move to remote teaching in Spring 2020 due to COVID-19. It exists to retain and share this collection of resources for anyone who needs them.

Higher Ed Instructional Continuity Websites

Visit the Emergency Remote Teaching Guidelines document compiled by Daniel Stanford, Director of Faculty Development and Technology Innovation in DePaul University’s Center for Teaching and Learning.  This document was developed in response to the COVID19 coronavirus outbreak and contains links to Instructional Continuity sites at other institutions across the country, as well as links specific to the coronavirus outbreak.

Keep Teaching: Resources for Higher Ed Community: A community for higher education professionals needing academic continuity resources and support.

From Inside Higher Ed, a blog post about how "Your Suddenly Online Class Could Actually Be a Relief," with some helpful practical pointers and some recommendations for how to be gentle with yourself and your students.

A blog post from Rebecca Barrett-Fox: "Please do a bad job of putting your courses online"

From Educause, an article about Teaching Online in a Pinch.

Teaching Online with Care: a crowdsourced document about how to maintain your connection with your students when asked to teach remotely.

Tips & Tools for Teaching Online in a Pinch: A crowdsourced document that is a companion to Bryant University's free, self-paced course Teaching Online in a Pinch.

Online Learning Consortium

The Online Learning Consortium has developed two webinars related to instructional continuity and teaching online.  You can register to view the webinars here and download the accompanying materials:

Visit the OLC's Continuity Planning and Emergency Preparedness resource page for more information.

Case Studies

From academic non-profit Ithaka S+R: "Duke Kunshan University: A Case Study of Implementing Online Learning in Two Weeks"

From NYU Shanghai: a collection of blog posts with specific course-level case studies

Other Resources

From Flower Darby, co-author with James Lang of Small Teaching Online, an article about asynchronous online teaching, 5 Low-Tech Time-Saving Ways to Teach Online During Covid-19

Teaching in 2020: A Graphic Representation

 Please enjoy this graphic representation of teaching in 2020, courtesy of Facebook.

A drawing of a horse, that gets progressively less and less realistic, with the words "Semester Begins" where the drawing is most realistic and the words "Told to Plan for Possible Remote Teaching" and "Making Remote Teaching Plan" where the drawing gets more childlike and simple. The drawing ends on the right side with just a line drawing of the horse's foot, with the words "Actual Teaching" next to it.