Please add any comments, tips or suggestions here or email me ideas and I will post them here for others to see. We also have a Forum on our Teaching Online Brightspace site. That site is managed by Esther Chang as part of the Library/IT committee. It can be reached here: https://soka.brightspace.com/d2l/home/15363

Deike Peters has found a useful site with a number of useful tips for converting classes to online formats using our D2L (Brightspace) learning management system. Their site is linked below:  https://www.ryerson.ca/centre-for-excellence-in-learning-and-teaching/continuity-guide/?fbclid=IwAR1NeCeanA3uy1lMXmgD6nmBAhE7g2lDq1Qy1-rB1VIUrz-gqJz-KblpC5U.

Junyi Liu has recommended this WACOM tablet for using Whiteboards and drawing figures and equations within classes. The IT group will provide faculty with these and if you are interested please contact John Min.

“I also found out that teaching economics requires a lot of drawing graphs on the whiteboard imbedded in the zoom, which goes very slowly using a mouse. So I did some research and found this graphic tablet that can be connected to any PC or Mac for easy drawing graphs.”
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wacom-intuos-wireless-graphic-tablet-small-with-3-bonus-software-included-black/6196634.p?skuId=6196634&ref=212&loc=1&ref=212&loc=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8pLfwNTY6AIVxMDACh3e6AbIEAQYAyABEgLvavD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Michael Golden has noted that there are some useful books and articles on teaching online from Routledge that are all available now for free. If you are interested please check these out:

Faculty Resources for Online Teaching and LearningWe’re pleased to be offering free access to a range of titles in the hope that they might be valuable resources for anyone negotiating the transition from in-class to online teaching. From theoretical perspectives to practical tips, this reading list will support you as you and your students adapt to new ways of presenting and engaging with course material.

All of the books available here will remain fully open through April 24.Interested in exploring more of our free content for higher education faculty? Visit ourFaculty Resources Hub

Best,
The Routledge Team
Teaching Online
A Practical Guide, 4th Edition
By Susan Ko, Steve Rossen

Teaching Online: A Practical Guide is an accessible, introductory, and comprehensive guide for anyone who teaches online. The fourth edition of this bestselling resource has been fully revised, maintains its reader-friendly tone, and offers exceptional practical advice, new teaching examples, faculty interviews, and an updated resource section. Look inside >

   Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom
Edited By: Julee B. Waldrop, Melody A Bowdon

Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom provides a comprehensive overview and systematic assessment of the flipped classroom methodology in higher education. The evidence presented on the flipped classroom methodology by its supporters and detractors at all levels has thus far been almost entirely anecdotal or otherwise unreliable. This text is the first book to provide faculty members nuanced qualitative and quantitative evidence that both supports and challenges the value of flipping the college classroom. Look inside >

   Essentials of Online Teaching
A Standards-Based Guide, 1st Edition
By Margaret Foley McCabe, Patricia González-Flores

Teachers’ active online participation and engagement with students are critical factors to the success of online courses. Essentials of Online Teaching is a standards-based, straightforward guide to teaching online in higher education, high school and vocational training, or corporate learning environments. This brief but powerful book encourages immediate application of concepts with the help of real-world examples, technical insights, and professional advice. Look inside >

  
Data Visualization Made Simple
Insights into Becoming Visual, 1st Edition
By Kristen Sosulski

Data Visualization Made Simple is a practical guide to the fundamentals, strategies, and real-world cases for data visualization, an essential skill required in today’s information-rich world. With foundations rooted in statistics, psychology, and computer science, data visualization offers practitioners in almost every field a coherent way to share findings from original research, big data, learning analytics, and more. Look inside >

Seiji Takaku suggested an article that discusses how the psychological impacts of working online affect people, offers strategies for managing working online, and describes the different impacts on women than men. This is something we should keep in mind as we all struggle with this online environment and support our students. The article is here: https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/backgrounder-covid-19-remote-work.html

Susan Walsh suggested an article that describes how online learning are accentuating socioeconomic disparities and creating issues of equity in the K-12 world. That article is here:

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/distance-learning-low-income-students.

She also recommends a knowledgable expert on this topic Imad Mays – https://www.jngi.org/mays-imad – who may be able to help us over the summer as we discuss how we can address some of these issues in our online instruction.