These excellent resources are already available online and address many common concerns about distance and online teaching. Please read these judiciously, as they sometimes refer to unfamiliar technologies that aren’t part of CUE’s learning environment, such as D2L and Blackboard. Specific technologies aside, the principles and general guidelines in these resources are excellent and should serve as a useful starting point.
External Resources Listing
Now listed alphabetically
Basics of using Google Drive (Note: CUE accounts do NOT have a 15GB limit)
Encouraging Student Engagement During Synchronous Meetings: This wide-ranging article presents 6 common mid-semester engagement issues, and suggests multiple ways to deal with each of them. While the strategies may not all be new to you, you might discover new ways to apply them.
Ideas for Low-bandwidth Teaching (note particularly the Immediacy Matrix)
Innovative, learning activities: This recent article on the Faculty Focus website offers no less than 11 small, innovative, learning activities, created by faculty from many disciples, which can easily be implemented into blended and distance-delivery courses.
MacEwan Top 10 Tips for Moving Online (Note: some items are MacEwan-specific)
Overview of Moodle (a series of many short videos)
Student Voices on the Shift Online: a graphic essay (quick read)
Using Moodle Forums (for asynchronous discussions)