Yes, You Can! Tips for Moving Online at Short Notice

Presented on:

March 19, 2020

Presented by:

Laura Saunders, Associate Professor at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science

Melissa A. Wong
Instructor in the School of Information Sciences at the University at Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Presenters

Laura Saunders is an Associate Professor at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of reference, instruction, information literacy, and intellectual freedom. She has a strong interest in the connections between information literacy and social justice issues, as well as in the impact of mis- and disinformation. Her articles have appeared in a variety of journals including College & Research Libraries, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, and Communications in Information Literacy. She is the 2019 recipient of Simmons University’s Provost Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.

    

Melissa is an instructor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she teaches courses in instruction, e-learning, higher education, and reference. She is passionate about creating online learning that is relevant and engaging through the use of authentic content and inclusive, accessible design. Melissa is consistently recognized on UIUC’s “List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students” and in 2012 was recognized with the Campus Award for Excellence in Online and Distance Teaching.




 

Presentation Description: 

Even for veteran online teachers, moving a face-to-face course to an online format with only a week or two notice is daunting, but it can be done. In this workshop, seasoned online instructors will share ideas for getting your course up and running quickly, including:
• Taking stock, re-purposing existing materials, and deciding on formats (synchronous vs asynchronous)
• Keeping students engaged
• Reviewing best practices for both synchronous and asynchronous sessions
• Planning for flexibility for you and your students

 

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