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Remote Instruction Welcome!
This resource guide identifies and provides links to a wide range of materials, services, and technology supporting or related to teaching remotely at the college level.
Summer 2020 Triage:
Looking for help or have a question regarding remote instruction? Email: email@example.com
Support for Teaching Online: relevant Skidmore departments.
The Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning (CLTL) partners with faculty, staff, and students to promote excellence and innovation in teaching and learning through inclusive, evidence-based, and student-centered practices.
Learning Experience Design & Digital Scholarship Support (LEDS) promotes and supports technology-enhanced learning.
Lucy Scribner Library
Provides the resources and services necessary to support the College’s mission
The John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) embeds documentary within Skidmore's core curriculum and its culture.
A MakerSpace for Skidmore College's community of makers (artists, designers, entrepreneurs, builders, and creatives).
Best Practices for Teaching Online: A few tips
- Be present in your course - post, comment, and engage frequently
- Design a number of lower-stakes items to grade so students get consistent feedback on their understanding of content
- Create spaces for students to engage informally - a discussion board to ask questions in for instance.
- Design the course in a consistent, intuitive way. Don't make students hunt down where to submit things or what they need to do.
- Create guidelines for how often students should check-in in their course, and how long it will take you to respond to questions and emails
- If incorporating synchronous meetings, make sure to give times and dates for them in your syllabus
- Tell students where to go if they need non-course specific help: link to the Help Desk, the Library, and other campus resources from your course shell.
- Be friendly and human, make connections with your students
- Have your course prepared in advance. Grading and interaction in an online course can be time-consuming, developing content simultaneously can get overwhelming.
- Be flexible and provide options. Students appreciate options in how and when assignments need to be completed.
Selected Best Practices Resources:
Best Practices for Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2011-02-02
Best Practices for Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning brings together expert teacher-scholars who apply and assess technology's impact on traditional, hybrid or blended, or completely on-line courses, relying on technology as a teaching tool for classroom management and interaction (e.g.,Blackboard, PowerPoint, student response or "clicker systems," multimedia tools), as well as student-based uses of technology largely independent of instructors (e.g., social networking on popular sites including Facebook and MySpace). Each chapter will address how technological improvements can be connected to assessment initiatives, as is now routinely advocated in psychology and social science education. The book features current scholarship and pedagogy involving innovative technology that impacts on student learning in psychology and related disciplines, focusing also on student reactionsto these novel technologies, and proper assessments of how well they promote learning. This text will serve as the standard reference on emerging technologies for undergraduate instructors.