On Campus to Remote in 100 Seconds

This resource presents a quick approach on how to shift your instructional approach to remote teaching by presenting a few questions to help guide your decision making in this process.

Rule of Twos: Keeping it Simple as You Go Remote for COVID-19

These questions were originally created by the University of Plymouth (Plymouth, UK). You can find the original version on the University of Plymouth site.

First, take a breath and focus on the big picture.

  • What are two GUIDING PRINCIPLES that you want to keep in mind as you redesign and teach during this time?

Next, settle on some technologies or processes that feel comfortable to use.

  • What are two TOOLS that you might use to support your teaching during this time?

Think about what course content is most important for students to cover.

  • What are two CONTENT CHUNKS that you want students to know and understand by the end of this course?

Look beyond course content and think about the skills you hope to develop in students.

  • What are two SKILLS OR DISPOSITIONS that you want students to have or demonstrate by the end of this course?

You are not in this alone; include your students as partners in this challenge.

  • What are two ways that STUDENTS CAN PARTICIPATE in helping you to redesign elements of this course?

Find the teaching moments, and help students understand how your field is affected by and contributes to discourse around this global pandemic.

  • What are two ways that you can link your coursework to current events related to COVID19?

Because panic and misinformation are common and because we all need to help to flatten the curve around COVID19, let’s talk about public health in all of our courses.

  • What are two things you want to stress to your students about keeping themselves and others HEALTHY during this pandemic?

Demonstrate empathy for your students as they may be struggling with all the information around COVID19, along wit the pressures of keeping up with their program of study.

  • What two ways can you CHECK-IN and SHARE INFORMATION with your students about the pandemic that encourages them to stay calm and healthy?

Incidentally, the Plymouth site also has a succinct Emergency Remote Learning Quickstart Guide that may be of use to you as well.

For areas where you would like more assistance, please consult the other sections of the Instructional Resources site. You can also contact CITL for a course design or teaching consultation. More information is found on the CITL consultations services page.