This article by Stephen Hersh from InsideHigherEd.com “… outlines six steps for how you can create a community of active learning online…” Key suggestions include: Talk less Vary rhythm and structure Use student feedback to continually evolve your course structure. To learn about the other three, you can check out the full article here.
This article by Lisa Lawmaster Hess from FacultyFocus.com includes several tips for making the switch to an online class go more smoothly. Key suggestions include: Hold Zoom office hours Use an asynchronous format Rethink exams Use low stakes responses. To learn about the other three, you can check out the full article here.
The switch to online learning means that we will need to switch up many of go-to first day of class icebreaker activities. Importantly, whatever we choose will likely need to work well via video meeting programs like Zoom. Rather than reinvent the wheel, you can check out the suggestions in this article by Eugene Korsunskiy