In response to the concerns of faculty and grad workers about planning for online teaching, our union organized a series of Remote Teaching Best Practices Webinars to share knowledge about confronting the unique challenges of remote instruction. Below, you’ll find the Zoom recordings for each of the three sessions, along with supporting materials.
Webinar 1: Student Engagement and Fostering Student Peer Learning Relationships
Led by Darrin York, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Cyberlearning and Innovations Research Center. Professor York and his colleagues described the impressive combination of technology and supporting infrastructure that they have developed at CIRC to enhance Chemistry students’ learning and engagement and shared the lessons they have learned and how these proved useful as they moved courses to fully remote.
Flower Darby with James M. Lang, “Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes” (Epub at Rutgers Libraries site)
Webinar 2: Addressing Equity, Disability, and Access Needs in Student-Centered Remote Teaching
Led by Drs. Vikki Katz and Amy Jordan, faculty in the School of Communication and Information, and Kathryn Loder-Murphy from the Office of Disability Services, discussing the results of a survey of more than 3,000 undergraduates about remote learning and how faculty, departments, and the university can best support students’ learning as we move into a remote fall.
Vikki Katz and Amy Jordan, “Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Uncover Our Students’ Digital Inequality?” (NJ.com)
“Digital Inequality and Remote Learning Experiences among RU Undergraduates” (PowerPoint presentation)
“ODS/Faculty Remote Instruction: What We Have Learned” (PowerPoint presentation)
Webinar 3: “Class…Class…Anyone?” A Conversation on Synchronous and Asynchronous Instruction and Different Technologies in Remote Learning
Led by Dr. Mary Chayko, director of the Digital Communication, Information, and Media minor and of the Gender and Media minor at the School of Communication and Information, and education technology specialist and House of #EdTech podcaster Chris Nesi.
Dr. Mary Chayko, “Social Media Policies for Classroom Use” (PDF)