online learning in a hurry guest episode 6 – alec couros

Alec Couros came to chat today to talk about how we need to think about the reality of student’s living in their houses while we’re teaching them. This both presents the possibility for sharing, but also brings all the challenges of people’s home lives to the classroom. Students are people. Plan ahead.

online learning in a hurry guest episode 3 – Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh – Trust your stem students

You should just trust your STEM students. Sure, a small number might cheat, but why punish the good students because of the actions of a few. Clarissa also talked about how to make your science classes a caring and rich learning environment. Also some very interesting discussions about Stacey Lowery Bretz’ article challenging the value …

Online learning in a hurry Guest episode 1 – Terry Greene – Just listen

In this episode Terry Greene talks to us about the value of listening. Listen to your students. Listen to people who are learning to teach online for the first time. Listen to the great work that is being done by online learning people. Find a person you find interesting. Take a couple of hours. Explore …


online learning in a hurry episode 14 – Remembering the reality our students are facing in online learning

While educators have certainly not chosen the situation we’ve landed ourselves in, our students’ haven’t either. If you have the choice, this term, between enforcing academic integrity with a timed exam and choosing student care – choose care. Photo credit:


online learning in a hurry episode 12 – teacher presence

Teacher presence is critical to any healthy online conversation. Think about the things that you need to do in a face 2 face classroom and imagine what that’s going to look like online. Set a tone that people understand. Make clear what your expectations are. Don’t think of posts online as a discussion with you, …

online learning in a hurry episode 11 – you can’t teach that online

There are certainly ‘skills’, physical things you’ll do with your hands, that are not going to be something you can replicate online. If you focus on what people really need to know to be a professional in the topic your working on, you can, maybe, teach those literacies online. photo: