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Online teaching and learning


The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for mentors to engage their mentees online, and many new resources exist to help instructors navigate what works and what doesn't in the online environment. 

Useful resources on Online teaching and learning:

Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning. (2020). Remote best practices

Checklist for instructors; guide for holding remote examinations (best practices and proctoring process at a glance); flipping the remote classroomremote labs, studios, and other non-classroom spacesremote attendance and participation policies; creating a healthy remote environment (i.e., responding to hostile behavior onlinediversity and inclusion); supporting students with disabilities remotely; and tips for remote instruction.

Berkeley Graduate Division Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center. (2020). Teaching with technology

Tips (not just for GAs/GTAs/GRAS!) for communication between instructors and students; tools for homework, study, and collaboration outside of classassignments, grades, and record-keeping (specific to Berkeley online system, but other institutions using other tools could use this content as a model for their own eLearning systems); examples for using discussion forumsonline chat, and online collaborative editing; what to watch out for when using third-party technologydeciding what to use (including technology brainstorming worksheet); and web resources and how-to guides. Includes summary PDF.

Dublin City University. (2020). Teaching Online - Resource Bank

A multitude of resources from the Irish National Institute for Digital Learning, including tips and best practices, alternative assessment resources, guides to supporting online learners, and taking your online teaching further

Stanford Online. (2020). Stanford online resources for learning during COVID-19

Resources open to anyone include: teaching anywhere (including best practices), online course creation essentials (PDF with quick start checklists for planning, developing, and delivering your course, what to expect when moving a course online, what effective online learning looks like, developing an online course, and appendices related to accessibility, legal considerations, and online discussion forms), and even resources for K-12 educators (grades 7-12 and the Stanford Graduate School of Education).


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Author: Stephanie Krueger

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Last Updated: October 28, 2021


Editor: Stephanie Krueger Last modified: 28.10. 2021 12:10