Technology and Covid 19: A Mother's Perspective

Posted by Lisa Piatek on Mar 30, 2020 10:07:17 AM

This week my children, a high school freshman and a senior, were quarantined at our home and instructed that all classes would be delivered in an online format. This would be an adventure for our children and I was excited to witness them learning in a new modality. But would it all go shutterstock_619959686smoothly? Would teachers be able to get everything online? And would my children be able to access what they needed?

The old saying goes, “We love technology when it works.” We have all had those frustrating moments when just at the critical moment you need technology to work, it does not.

Topics: Coronavirus, online teaching, Mothers Perspective, Moms


Shifting to Online Teaching? How to Keep Your Sanity and Create a Great Course

Posted by Seth Houston on Mar 22, 2020 10:55:50 AM

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the country, and the world, many colleges and universities are closed and moving their courses online. If you are new to online teaching, this may seem terribly daunting. Having incorporated a variety of technologies into my teaching over the years, I am glad to share a few perspectives and tips. I will guide you through the process of transitioning your course online and provide steps for staying sane. I hope this information helps make your transition online a bit more manageable.

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1. Assess Your Tech

Start by assessing what technology you have and what you will need. Here is a list of the basics:

Video Camera. Do you have a video camera on your laptop? On your phone? A webcam on your desktop? If you have a good camera on your phone, a simple phone tripod may be the best $20 in instructional technology that you will ever spend.

Topics: Programs, Coronavirus, online teaching