5 low-tech, time-saving online teaching strategies

April 22, 2020

“For many faculty members new to online teaching, much of what they resolutely tried in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic is going badly,” writes Flower Darby. In this piece, the experienced online instructor offers five low-tech, time-saving asynchronous teaching techniques that will make remote pedagogy easier and more interesting in the future: post static content for students to read and watch; use the quiz and assignment functions of LMS to ensure students are completing readings; employ online discussions; create a routine, reliable weekly schedule; and make frequent, strategic, and highly visible appearances online. “Be willing to admit when things aren’t going so well,” concludes Darby. “And be ready to try something new (again), as long as it’s simple.” Chronicle of Higher Ed (International)