IT Teaching Resources

Bridging synchronous and asynchronous learning

Online learning can happen synchronously, with instructors and students gathering at the same time and (virtual) place and interacting in “real-time”; or asynchronously, with students accessing materials at their own pace. Explore the stories and resources below for insights on how to incorporate both types of learning and foster continuity across these using hybrid activities

Instructor and student voices

Karla Lomeli talks about her experience adapting to remote learning

Karla Lomeli, a PhD Candidate in the Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) program, provides tips on learning from home

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Christine Bywater and Sandra Velásquez center student engagement and creativity in remote learning

Christine Bywater and Sandra Velásquez share tools and workflows for adapting interactive content to an online learning environment

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Haley Hemm offers tips on managing workloads and staying organized

Haley Hemm, a GSE alumna, describes how she kept organized and managed screen time during Spring 2020

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For Nicole Ardoin, online success meant creating offline activities

Nicole Ardoin talks about the importance of creating class activities that can be completed asynchronously and offline

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Jo Boaler promotes collaborative learning in online environments

Jo Boaler shares how whiteboards, journals, and consensus can serve as tools for a learner-centered classroom

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Victor Lee adapts course for choice and interactivity

Victor Lee shares his remote learning pedagogy and underlying rationale for course design features

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Resources

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Canvas course organization: Recommendations and templates

A guide on how to use and import premade modules and templates to quickly set up a Canvas course

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Active and interactive learning online

This study compares the learning differences between students in an online writing course and an in-person writing course

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How chemists achieve active learning online during the COVID-19 pandemic

A Singaporean study on the transition to online learning

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How to handle unstable WiFi in Zoom

A short article on how to make Zoom meetings more accessible for students with poor or unstable internet connection

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Recording and sharing Zoom meetings and chat

How to record a synchronous and asynchronous Zoom class and access the chat features

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Hosting a Zoom meeting or class: Best practices

GSE-IT shares Zoom best practices and how to schedule and host a meeting

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Supporting mental health and well-being

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Structuring and streamlining content

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Promoting student engagement

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Bridging synchronous and asynchronous learning

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Building community and trust

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Gathering assessment and feedback

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