Tips to Transition to Online Teaching
What do you do when a pandemic forces you to stay home and only leave your house for essentials?
However, every day is a new day to learn something. With the advancement of technology, classes can now be completed online.
There are many tips to transition to an online environment but a few main ones can get you a long way.
1. Plan efficiently. Sit down and come up with a general outline of what you want each class session to be like and cover. Then fill in as many details as you can. Finally, put your plan into action.
2. Contact your students early and efficiently. At a time like this, students are confused about what happens next and do not appreciate being left in the dark for long.
3. Be flexible, available and kind. Your students will need a lot of help and guidance to keep them on track still. You have to remember there is no classroom supervision to keep them on track.
4. Get creative. Online classrooms result in less physical interactions between students and the course content. Create assignments, projects and activities that your students can complete on their own or that they can complete online in groups. We all need some social interaction with other humans.