openEd – oer teaching – guidance for faculty bring up emergency remote learning

Faculty who have little or no experience with online teaching or learning* are transforming their courses into online education. Even with support from their organizations, this is a huge undertaking and responsibility with minimal preparation time or resources.

It won’t be perfect. Just do your best and get on with supporting students learning the best you can with what’s available.

These are open resources for faculty from organizations offering online learning. There are probably thousands of other resources, many that are “better” than these. This is a start AND the resources list will improve as better resources come along.

* This transition is especially difficult for faculty who have not experienced online education as learners themselves. A lot of effort is wasted by faculty trying to replicate the in-class experience when this is inappropriate for online learning. Supporting and facilitating online learning requires rethinking “teaching”.

WikiEducator tech mashup – save resources in diigo with descriptive text and tag for collection. In WikiEducation “create” the page with the rss feed from diigo and the tags, to produce a nicely formatted list of the links with the specified tags. Using the RSS Extension, the page is recreated from the current rss feed every time the page is displayed. Copy and paste the list into WordPress to retain the snapshot of the list. As more resources are accumulated, the WikiEducator retrieves the current list. Copying off the list and saving it has proven to be very effective in managing curation.


PoRTAL: Purdue Repository for online Teaching and Learning | Purdue University Innovative Learning
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Faculty Resources
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Guidelines & Policies
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Online Education Initiative Course Standard Rubric
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Open Educational Resources
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Chickering and Gamson – Center for Instructional Technology and Training – University of Florida
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