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COVID-19 NEWS: 'How to Teach Online' by Tom Ogletree
Tom Ogletree writes the following for the General Assembly Blog:
As the spread of COVID-19 continues to transform daily life around the world, we at General Assembly have been paying close attention to how the virus is upending education:
- Over 1,000 colleges have been impacted, representing more than 13 million students.
- Teachers serving students in elementary, middle, and high schools are doing their best to adapt, with varied levels of training and support.
- Community colleges and nonprofit training providers, already struggling to stay afloat, are facing existential threats.
And this is only the beginning—we are entering a new world of work that will look radically different as the pandemic progresses. …
At General Assembly, we are grappling with this challenge as well: We recently made the decision to bring all of our in-person Immersive courses online to support more than 5,500 students globally. …
That’s why we’re offering free access to How To Teach Online to anyone [click here to register].This short-form course—led by one of our resident experts in online instruction, Maria Weaver—is specifically designed for instructors transitioning to a remote format. Whether you’re a seasoned online instructor or a first-time Zoom user, sign up to access new tools, discover essential resources, and gain best practices for impactful online instruction. …
For more information, read the blog post.
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