How do you shorten the learning curve for emergency remote teachers?
With all teachers at our institution now involved in emergency remote instruction due to the pandemic, I've been outlining our recommendations for using Canvas with students. We've been providing online faculty with a checklist for facilitation. Chunking it up into the categories of Communication, Engagement and Feedback/Grading seems to make it more user-friendly for those who quickly move face-to-face courses into Canvas for remote delivery. Here is what I came up with - let me know if you have additional ideas to support those new to remote teaching:
As an Instructional Designer at Macomb Community College, I design, develop and facilitate online and on-ground workshops including online faculty certification and Canvas certification. I also support faculty in repurposing courses from an on-ground to an online learning environment, recommend course improvement ideas, and support faculty in using technology to facilitate learning. I obtained an Ed.S. and M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and a B.A. in Education from the University of Michigan in Dearborn, Michigan.