Resources to Help Prepare You When Teaching Remotely Feels Like Learning to Juggle in a Hurricane

https://youtu.be/tGAZGvyXGMc In a recent eLearning Department discussion on how best to support Ferris faculty, Jackie Hughes shared the apt analogy from Mark Prosser about learning to juggle in a hurricane.  Faculty are teaching during a state of emergency (and students are learning), watching events rapidly unfolding on a giant scale, and trying to continue normal functions … Continue reading Resources to Help Prepare You When Teaching Remotely Feels Like Learning to Juggle in a Hurricane

Save the date: Develop Your Online Teaching Skills, May 12-14, offered by Ferris and CMU

Full details coming this Friday for our May 12 - 14, multi-institutional opportunity to develop online teaching skills.  This is open to any faculty teaching online this summer or fall.  Interactive, workshop-style sessions to help prepare you for teaching online (or hybrid) will be offered for synchronous participation in single sessions, full-day line-ups, or you can … Continue reading Save the date: Develop Your Online Teaching Skills, May 12-14, offered by Ferris and CMU

Virtual Symposium – Online Teaching Essentials Information & Registration for May 12-14

What are essential characteristics of good teaching, and how are these characteristics implemented for remote, hybrid, and online teaching? If you are reading this, you already have two of the most important characteristics--you care enough to be a lifelong learner, and you are a highly knowledgeable content expert. Participatory sessions will address three additional characteristics … Continue reading Virtual Symposium – Online Teaching Essentials Information & Registration for May 12-14

Focus on Closure, Not Assessment for Student Success

As finals week approaches rapidly,  unsettling changes for many students, faculty, and staff with the emergency move to remote teaching have not slowed down.  For many students, course format shifts, limited quality study time and space, and often overwhelming Covid-19 caused changes makes preparing for final exams and projects seem an impossible task.  For faculty, … Continue reading Focus on Closure, Not Assessment for Student Success

Less Is More to Support Student Success

With only 25 more days left in this world-changing semester, it's a critical time for students and faculty looking to finish the semester successfully.  In this time of emergency teaching and learning, it's important to adjust our expectations and focus to model for students how they can and will succeed. Help!  We're drowning in emails! … Continue reading Less Is More to Support Student Success

Five Time Saving Tips for Teaching Online in the Coronavirus Crisis

As the dust starts to settle from the initial rush to move all classes online and all students back home, the differences in teaching face-to-face versus online become more apparent.  Using your time wisely is critical as students are also sharing the struggle to change their learning habits. Keeping in mind the tasks to complete … Continue reading Five Time Saving Tips for Teaching Online in the Coronavirus Crisis

Teaching Online During Coronavirus: Focus First on Process, Not Content

Are you worried about how to get everything done now that you're instantly having to move your course online? Wondering how you will transfer your face-to-face content into online-friendly materials?  It may seem counter-intuitive, but in early stages of this sudden shift, focusing first on the online teaching and learning process is more important than … Continue reading Teaching Online During Coronavirus: Focus First on Process, Not Content

Communicating to Students about Coronavirus Course Changes

Students are experiencing anxiety about course changes and relocating away from their campus homes as anxious faculty rush to put course content online.  We are the leaders to their future, and we can do a lot to reduce their stress. Beyond basic college student challenges, they now worry about how to learn online, how this … Continue reading Communicating to Students about Coronavirus Course Changes

Five Coronavirus Readiness Strategies to Move In-Person Courses Online

With increasing Coronavirus prevention measures being taken some states are moving all in-person courses to online delivery effective immediately  In Michigan, staying on track for the semester is already challenging due to our annual flu season and frequent winter storms.  Rather than anxiously awaiting updates on cancellations and quarantines, why not use this opportunity to … Continue reading Five Coronavirus Readiness Strategies to Move In-Person Courses Online