Calm and Compassionate Online Teaching: Q&A with Shelley Rodrigo

Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo has been teaching online for more than 20 years. She has also developed and administered an online writing program and supported instructors as an instructional technologist. Shelley is the interim director of the writing program; associate professor in the rhetoric, composition, and the teaching of English (RCTE); and associate writing specialist (continuing … Continue reading Calm and Compassionate Online Teaching: Q&A with Shelley Rodrigo

Universities’ betrayal of online pedagogy during the pandemic

When instructors were suddenly pushed into online teaching last Spring, many online education experts predicted that the long term impact on online education as a whole would not be pretty. Some instructors who had never engaged in systematic online course development — either by choice or circumstances — suddenly discovered that they could, in a … Continue reading Universities’ betrayal of online pedagogy during the pandemic

Why Continue to Teach Online? Interview Results from Experienced Online Instructors — WCET Frontiers (Repost)

To teach online… or not to teach online… Well, that doesn’t seem to be the question today, during a time when social distancing is important for the safety of our students and ourselves. Online and hybrid course options seem to be the safest options to provide education. Many instructors have taught online for quite a […]Why … Continue reading Why Continue to Teach Online? Interview Results from Experienced Online Instructors — WCET Frontiers (Repost)

We Are (Still) Teaching (Repost of Bedford Bits Blog)

Week 4 of the semester is about to begin—perhaps the most difficult semester I’ve ever had. Nearly eight years ago, I taught a full load of composition and ESL courses at a community college while going through chemotherapy. I wore hats to cover my hair loss, and fatigue kept me seated and perhaps a bit…We … Continue reading We Are (Still) Teaching (Repost of Bedford Bits Blog)

Online Learning: Let Students Learn Where They Are — WCET Frontiers

The COVID-19 pandemic forced colleges and universities to move their face-to-face courses to remote and online formats. Instructors heroically worked to ensure continuity of learning for their students. Considering this shift online, Mark Porcaro, the Executive Director of Online Learning at Wichita State University and WCET Steering Committee member, reflected that learning isn’t all about […]Online … Continue reading Online Learning: Let Students Learn Where They Are — WCET Frontiers

Distance Learning Resource Round-Up for the 2020-2021 School Year — Mr. Anderson Reads & Writes

Exactly what the doctor ordered. A list of all the learning resources pertinent to right now (teaching online, teaching antiracism, teaching mental health, etc.): Hi! I teach English Language Arts to middle schoolers. The idea of beginning the year 100% virtually makes me shit my pants from anxiety. In order to ease some of this … Continue reading Distance Learning Resource Round-Up for the 2020-2021 School Year — Mr. Anderson Reads & Writes

Undergoing a sea change – working and learning online

Blog by the GCU Academic Development offices about the programs and resources they're putting together there. Collaborative learning spaces, which were strategies de facto, seem to be aligning with strategies de jure of online pedagogy. Something radical is obviously happening across the higher ed space, it seems, and where it will land and how equitably … Continue reading Undergoing a sea change – working and learning online