American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs
Our Language Resource Center has:
1) a YouTube playlist with new videos addressing our current switch to online language teaching and learning
2) a YouTube channel for additional instructional resources for online language teaching and learning
3) Tips for online language teaching and learning with Zoom video conferencing
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4) Subscribe to the Columbia Distance Teaching Mailing List to receive updates about new videos and resources as they come online
Cohn, J. & Seltzer, B. (2020). Teaching effectively during times of disruption.
Darby, Flower. (2019). How to be a better online teacher. Chronicle of Higher Education. https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/advice-online-teaching
Gannon, K. (2019). 4 lessons from moving a face-to-face course online.
Chronicle of Higher Education. https://www.chronicle.com/article/4-Lessons-From-Moving-a/245926
Gannon, K. (2020). How to make your online pivot less brutal. Chronicle of Higher Education. March 12, 2020. https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Make-Your-Online-Pivot/248239
I hope everyone is holding up okay. Quite a scramble. If not too late to be of help, here is a link to an excellent resource—“Tools & Tips for Virtual Teaching (World Languages@UVA)”—prepared by Hope Fitzgerald, instructional designer who directs our Language Commons. (Sharing with permission.) Also attaching a pdf of tips/advice for language students, compiled collectively by colleagues in several departments and adapted for each language program as appropriate. And in case it’s useful, here’s a list of expressions in French related to the technology of videoconferencing, compiled by one of our Ph.D. candidates. Our classes resume (online) on Thursday. The university has just announced that classes will continue online for the remainder of the semester. Good luck to all….
Here's a link to the pdf of the article in the Chronicle that Carl referenced
And here's a Google Doc by academic-tech specialists at Stanford on effective teaching approaches in times of disruption: bit.ly/stanfordteachingdisruption
MLA now has a forum up too. https://teachingresources.hcommons.org/
The IAALT webinar Tuesday was somewhat helpful. https://fltmag.com/pandemic-prepping-in-the-language-class/
They also suggested using the term "remote teaching" or "teaching continuity" to differentiate from the kinds of careful, long-term planned work that people do when they design online courses in more ideal situations.
I've been having lots of conversations with FL faculty around the country. LPDs are being asked to move entire programs online in a few days or weeks. So, I offer this excellent article from the Chronicle about how to start planning. It is particularly helpful if you are feeling overwhelmed and don't have much experience with online teaching. And, and added bonus, it contains helpful links.
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