Responding to Covid-19: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Teaching Online
Responding to Covid-19: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Teaching Online — https://t.co/QdOaYLOQGR pic.twitter.com/eLANBFpkwp
— Ana Cristina Pratas (@AnaCristinaPrts) April 9, 2020
Importantly, today’s educators in the digital-era have a range of new teaching methods, activities and resources they can consider when choosing their learning designs. Although the traditional face-to-face lecture is not dead, delivering a monologue for an hour to a passive audience of learners is hardly the gold standard of good teaching in the 21st Century–irrespective of delivery mode. This point should not be overlooked in the rush to replace conventional teaching with live online sessions using platforms like Zoom.
Most importantly, what we want to avoid is using old 19th Century teaching methods on new 21st Century technologies to merely dump large volumes of undigested information down large digital diameter pipes to relatively inactive and passive learners.
ICDE has a series of forthcoming webinars you can join and you will find around a dozen different types of online course offerings available right now for educators on our NIDL Resource Bank.
more on distance education in this IMS blog