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.