- Raising the Bar (new tab): Disciplinary perspectives on online education at research universities, brought together by the Reinvention Collaborative
- Bringing a Multilingual and Multicultural Lens to WAC (new tab): Some Considerations for Supporting Multilingual Students Through Distance Learning (COVID-19 Update, March 2020, by Cornell University’s Michelle Cox; language is for Cornell but can freely be adapted to other contexts)
- A spreadsheet of various disciplinary resources (new tab) being collected through POD (the Professional and Organizational Development Network): check to see if your discipline is here.
- Collection of Online Teaching Resources (new tab): This spreadsheet, organized by Northern Virginia CC’s Breana Bayraktar, is sortable by discipline, and has many more general links applicable to multiple disciplines.
- The Modern Language Association’s Bringing Your Course Online (new tab)
- Online lesson planning for suddenly teaching seminars online (new tab): from the Active Learning in Political Science blog, but applicable to many disciplines
- Improve Breakout Groups with Collaborative Document Editing (new tab): this political science resource is applicable to many disciplines
- The University of Minnesota’s Center for Educational Innovation has compiled resources around courses with experiential components: resources collected her (new tab) address various experiental components such as field work, clinical work, hands-on making, arts and performance.
- Merlot (new tab): Browse by discipline. See Merlot’s Virtual Labs (new tab) by discipline, too.
- Science/Labs (new tab): Online science simulations, lab resources, and other media that may be useful.
- Open Educational Resources (new tab): Extensive resources for simulations and virtual labs, compiled by the Arthur Lakes Library at the Colorado School of Mines.
- Science lab resources from Harvard (new tab): Open to users anywhere, this page has a combo of strategy tips and links to lab resources
- Various video labs from NC State: Chemistry (new tab), GeoForAll (new tab)
- JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) (new tab): All science video content is free through June 15.
- Biology (new tab): Includes links to some open-source data sets as well as more general tips on teaching biology online suddenly
- Biology labs (new tab): Introductory biology lab material from JoVE, free through 15 June 2020.
- Biology (new tab): Core textbook from JoVE, free through 15 June 2020
- Ecology and Environmental Science Materials for Teaching Onlin (new tab): Crowdsourced document
- Geology (new tab): 2-D and 3-D fossils, courtesy of the University of Michigan’s Museum of Paleontology
- Geosciences (new tab): A crowd-sourced spreadsheet covering online lectures, online labs and field trips, guest lecturers, online resources
- Geosciences (new tab): Resources from Teach the Earth: Teaching Geoscience Online, from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, hosted by Carleton College
- Psychology: the American Psychological Association maintains an Online Psychology (new tab) Laboratory, in which students can engage in experiments, or analyze available data. See also the Teaching of Psychology Idea eXchange (ToPIX ) (new tab), developed by APA’s Division 2, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) (new tab).
- Social Psychology (new tab): Core textbook from JoVE, available free through 15 June 2020
- Active Learning in Political Science (new tab): This indexed blog has a variety of resources (many broadly applicable to other disciplines too)
Creative and Performing Arts
- Dance (new tab): From the Dance Studies Association (note upcoming webinar)
- Studio Art online (new tab) and Ideas for Teaching Clay online (new tab): (the latter is a crowd-sourced document--evolving as more ideas are added)
- How the Hell Do We Do This? Teaching Visual Art Online Facebook group (new tab)
- Teaching printmaking without a printer (new tab): A news article about a Northern Vermont U prof, Phillip Robinson
- Theatre (new tab): Compiled by Daphnie Sicre, Loyola University, this document starts with many general tips/resources about teaching online; the second half of it is specific to teaching theatre courses.
- Teaching Theatre Online (new tab): from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education
- Digital Theatre + (new tab): This usually-paid site is offering free access in this moment. The front part of the site is unclear about terms of the trial period--maybe someone in theatre has a better sense of the offer?
- Diversities in Actor Training (new tab): “an online resource edited by David Fancy and hosted by Brock University, a timely and necessary intervention” Rollie, E. (2018) Review. Theatre Research In Canada (new tab). p.128.
- Music (new tab): Christopher Bill Guide to Remote Music Education
- Music and Audio Production (new tab): Resource document coordinated by Dr. Eric Honour and Dr. Jeff Kaiser of University of Central Missouri (new tab) and Dr. Michael James Olson of Minnesota State University-Mankato (new tab)
- Adapting Zoom settings for online music instruction (new tab): a short video
- Teaching Music Courses and Lessons (new tab): a resource page for disrupted teaching environments from the Texas Tech Music Department
- Production Courses Online (new tab): a google doc with resources for production, screenwriting, audio, video, and dance
The resources here (so far) predate our current moment, so they are not aimed at sudden shifts online--still, lots of good ideas and material here.
- Suggested Best Practices and Resources for the Implementation of Hybrid and Online Language Courses (new tab) (from the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages)
- Online Language Pedagogy (new tab) (National Foreign Language Resource Center at University of Hawaii; includes sections on assessment, materials development, interaction, selecting/adapting materials)
- Pandemic Prepping in the Language Class (new tab) (IALLT webinar on planning; you can view the webinar and download the slides, which includes these resources:
- ACTFL Distance Learning SIG Mentoring Program Resources (new tab) (video lessons)
- The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition’s Bibliography for Teaching Online (new tab) - searchable database of 600+ resources, language-focused and general.
- CARLAtech (new tab) - info on tech applications for teaching language (F2F integration or online classes)
- Learning to Teach Online (new tab) --language focus if possible, but general info applicable to K-college appears here too
- International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) is hosting webinars on teaching in the pandemic. As the recordings come available, they are posted at the FLTMAG website (new tab). See their upcoming webinars (new tab).
- Ohio State University Press has made its Language Files (new tab) textbook freely available online.
Teachinghistory.org (new tab): Resources from the National History Education Clearinghouse, written before the current moment.
The Digital Classroom (new tab): Teaching History’s online teaching resource
AHA Digital Wiki (new tab): “A space to share & find resources to make remote teaching easier during the coronavirus crisis”AHA Digital Wiki: “A space to share & find resources to make remote teaching easier during the coronavirus crisis”
Perspectives on Histor (new tab): useful essays by historians on teaching in this moment
- Online Task Force of the AMTE (new tab): This site points to principles, research, and vignettes. AMTE also has a Facebook group (new tab) with active sharing of specific ideas/activities, and a webpage listing all the AMTE resources/points of connection for teaching in this moment (new tab).
- Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Instructional Practice Guide (new tab) (pages 78-82 are specifically about assessment in "non-traditional courses")
- PRIMUS blog post: Suddenly Teaching with Zoom? (new tab)
- Electronic Seminar on Mathematics Education webinar series (new tab)
- Recording of March 13 webinar Best Practices for Remote Teaching with Dr. Maria Anderson (new tab)
- Followup blog post and resources from Maria (new tab)
- The Global Society of Online Literacy Educators (GSOLE) Hub (new tab): Online? Just in time!: This comprehensive, user-friendly resource designed for this moment of sudden transition points you to a forum where you can ask questions, free webinars on various dimensions of online writing instruction, and contact info for GSOLE. The organization has sprung into action to provide people to answer questions and resources available to non-members.
- Tips from Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, Miami of Ohio (new tab): Webb-Sunderhaus draws on her long experience teaching writing online to offer some specific tips for teaching online (e.g. boundaries around email responses, using audio responses) to manage a sudden transition. It’s a nice combination of comforting and practical.
- Online Writing Instruction Open Resource (new tab): “Teaching Online Write Now: Tips for Teaching Writing Online”
- Tips for Teaching Writing Online (new tab): From the University of Arizona Writing Program and WAC director, this document has some links specific to UA’s writing curriculum, but most of the document will be helpful to anyone teaching writing.
Service-Learning or other Community-Based Courses
Service-Learning or Internship-based Courses:
- At UVM, all service-learning courses must transition non-classroom activities to remote delivery. This includes for-credit internships. The only non-classroom activities that can continue are practica in departments where these practica are licensing requirements.
- Resources are available on the Office of Community-Engaged Learning (CELO) (new tab) website. For assistance with ending service or transitioning it to remote, email CELO Director Susan Munkres at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Students
- Northwestern’s tips for graduate students (new tab): how to manage online courses (written for online learning in typical times)
- Online students’ manual for success (new tab): emphasizes common problems students have and strategies for success (written for online learning in typical times)
- Help! I didn’t sign up for this! (new tab): Texas A&M’s Dana Dang (Videographer and Editor) Catharina Laporte (Producer) made this short video to help students adjust to fully online learning. Friendly and helpful.