This is a recording of my recent webinar “Flipping the Online Classroom” hosted by McGraw-Hill. For more resources, see my recent blog posts “Flipping the Online Classroom — Resources for Online Active Learning” and “Flipping the Online Classroom — Post Webinar Q&A and Comments” [where you can also find copies of the slides and my Flip Your Marketing Class ebook.]
On May 22, I gave a presentation, Flipping the Online Classroom (this links to my previous post about the presentation). My presentation was one of a dozen for a McGraw-Hill webinar, “Our New Normal in a COVID-19 World.” During my presentation, we asked for questions, comments, and ideas from the participants. I was unable to answer all those questions during the webinar, so this post is designed to answer those questions and share participants’ comments and ideas.
Today (May 22, 2020) I have the pleasure of being a presenter for a McGraw-Hill webinar, “Our New Normal in a COVID-19 World.” My presentation (one of 12) is titled, “Flipping the Online Classroom.” The presentation will be recorded and I will post a link to it after McGraw-Hill posts it. The slide deck was kind of heavy, with lots of images, so I created a lite version for download in PowerPoint 6-up handout format. After the webinar, I will write another blog post “Flipping the Online Classroom – Post Webinar Q&A and Comments” and answer to questions from the webinar and post participant comments and ideas.
During the presentation I mention some resources I have found helpful in thinking about how to put more active learning into my online teaching. Here are links or downloads you may find useful as well:
- Flip Your Marketing Class (an ebook download). I wrote this book a couple years ago. The book was not written for online flipping — as I note in my presentation, flipping an online class may not make sense at first blush anyway. But as I went back to that book, I realized that much of the theory laid out in there (I reference a lot of education theory as you see in the presentation) was also relevant online. It was mainly figuring out how to apply it in the online context.
- “Suddenly Teaching Online? Free Resources to Help Faculty Affected by Coronavirus.” LinkedIn Learning offered this resource to faculty soon after the pandemic forced many of us into online teaching. A nice compilation and demonstration of one way to teach online. I only took a few classes — not a lot of active learning but a good initiation to online teaching for newbies.
- “Moving Your Classroom Online.” Harvard Business School Publishing also put on a number of webinars and wrote articles specifically about teaching online. I have found this to be a very useful resource with some great tips about case teaching, managing class discussions, and using simulations. Some emphasis on synchronous teaching (I think that is how Harvard Business School responded) but lots of great insights, including some thoughts on how to connect COVID-19 to your coursework.
- I am proud of how quickly The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) at my home institution Colorado State University stepped up with great resources for our faculty (Keep Teaching) and students (Keep Learning). Most of these resources are open access.
- “Active Learning in an Online Course” from The Ohio State University. I liked how this page categorized different active learning experiences. The page is brief with links to more details.
- “Optimizing Student Engagement with Connect Marketing” – a McGraw-Hill presentation on Connect from Allison Smith and Nicole Young. The focus is on McGraw-Hill’s Connect. This was put together right after the pandemic broke.
- PlayPosit is a great resource for adding questions to videos. A way to make your lectures more active and interactive.
- McGraw-Hill has partnered with online proctoring service Proctorio which is built into Connect. The arrangement offers you a bargain for online proctoring — which can be helpful in online teaching and learning.
We’re reaching out to share some additional details around the efforts McGraw-Hill is making to help support our customers as best we can. After you review this list, please let us know if there is a type of support or resource that you need or that you hear fellow colleagues asking for that we haven’t addressed! After we work through this initial stage of just-in-time support, we will continue to think of ways we can support faculty and engage students in online environments. We are considering a Virtual Guest Lecture series; please let us know if you would be interested/willing to participate!
McGraw-Hill’s efforts at the corporate level:
- Connect is now available for free to all who need it (i.e. instructors who weren’t already using Connect – print only adopters and competitive users).
- The following help site went live last Thursday: https://www.mheducation.com/highered/support/connect/how-to-move-your-course-online
We hosted a DFC-led webinar on Monday on moving your course online, invites for which went out to all higher ed instructors. We had about 875 attendees, and will be following up with all of them with recordings and help as needed.
Course-build requests are being addressed and prioritized with an all-hands effort across the company to respond to the demand. So far, we have more than 2,000 such requests and are working through them. (Nicole and I are on the “overflow” team of folks helping to build these courses! 😊)
Social media messaging on MH channels to promote all of the above. Here’s an example from FB:
We are also adding a (growing list) of webinars on various topics. Here is a sampling:
- Basics of Connect
|Basics of Connect||http://bit.ly/basicsofconnect|
|Reports and Course Data||http://bit.ly/2Fx7xSB|
|Using Test Builder||http://bit.ly/2LgvoJP|
At the Marketing Portfolio level, we began running DFC-led webinars this week on Engaging Students Online with Connecting Marketing: “I was a seated instructor until yesterday….” Nicole posted two brand-new podcasts on COVID-19 to our Marketing Insights podcast series:(go to bit.ly/Marketing_Insights)
We are compiling other ready-made resources (i.e. tutorials on how to assign the Mini Sims) and will continue to add additional resources and tools to support our customers during this challenging time.
Understandably, we’re seeing an effect in terms of takeaway opportunities with presentations that were scheduled having been cancelled, and messaging from hot opportunities that they now don’t have time to further vet materials or consider a change. We’ll be closely monitoring and checking in with these disrupted near-misses as things settle – and of course, for anyone who still wants to talk about changing, we are happy to have those conversations! In the meantime, we’re focused squarely on supporting our customers however we can.
Sending healthy and happy thoughts your way,
Meredith & Nicole
Many of us are scrambling to move our courses to an online format. Many of the publishers, including McGraw-Hill, which publishes our textbook, are jumping in to help. I received the message below from McGraw-Hill and wanted to share it.
With the suspension of many face-to-face classes, we’re personally reaching out and offering resources that can help as you move your courses online. We know the highest priority right now is the health and safety of you and your students, but we’d also like to offer help in ensuring that your course continues to run smoothly during this difficult time.
Yesterday, McGraw-Hill hosted a webinar highlighting broad strategies you can use in transitioning your course from face-to-face to online (you can access that webinar recording HERE under Step 1: Set Up Your Course). Now we’d like to invite you to more discipline-specific sessions that will explore some of the resources available to you in your discipline and courses.
Click on a link below to register.
Note: We have more webinars scheduled for next week. Look for those dates and times in a future email!