Converting from Lectures to Online Delivery

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Feeling challenged on how to move all your teaching online? You are not alone!

MATERIALS

  • Review your current lecture materials
    • Slide decks
    • Videos
    • Online links
    • Activities
  • Consider what new options your remote tools offer you
    • Quizzes
    • Collaborative documents
    • Recording
  • Ask colleagues for advice
  • Map out the new lessons

USE WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE, SPLIT UP INTO BITE-SIZED CHUNKS

BE OPEN TO TRYING NEW TOOLS AND WAYS TO ENGAGE YOUR STUDENTS

ASK THEM FOR IDEAS – MAKE THIS A DIALOGUE

DELIVERY

We all HAVE to change! But it’s scary for almost all educators, especially given little notice, in the middle of a course or semester

  • Communicate your plans and discuss them with your students
    • Everyone is feeling challenged – being open about this brings everyone together
  • Keep online sessions to less than an hour
    • Learner attention spans are far more limited in front of a screen
  • Be aware of different time-zones
    • Don’t assume that all students can make the posted lecture times
    • They may be around the world or facing multiple calls on their attention
  • Record all sessions and post them for later viewing
    • Everyone gets to see each session, even if not “live”
    • Recordings are also useful if your own connection goes down
  • Set up quizzes for each shorter session
    • This helps students (and you!) confirm learnings
    • It can also build confidence
  • Track student engagement
    • Use the built in tracking in most LMS to record student engagement
    • Reach out to dis-engaged students and offer help and support

Joe Houghton is an Assistant Professor & Programme Director teaching Project Management at the UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business in Dublin, Ireland.
He also consults, coaches and trains companies and non-profits, as well as delivering photography tuition and talks all over the world. Connect on LinkedIn

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