Online learning in a hurry episode 8 – Web based curriculum

I think we can launch students onto the web to learn from the field itself. Given them a challenging question. Ask them to figure out who the leading voices are on a given subject. Let them make real connections to the work of real people. The community can be the curriculum. Image source:

Online learning in a hurry 5 – DON’T COVER THE CONTENT

You don’t need to ‘cover the content’. You can take this time to, you know, try and make your content interesting. Or engage with your students. Think deeply if you really need to ‘cover’ those last three chapters or if your time is better served engaging with one important concept that is critical for your …

Online learning in a hurry 4 – Discussion forums

Discussion forums are a great way to interact with your students. You can, mostly, use them as a replacement for traditional lecture. If you imagine taking an article of interest, recording a 5 min video or asking a challenging question, a discussion forum can allow your students to come to know together while they respond.

Online Learning in a Hurry 3 – Resources

There are a pile of different ways you can think about a ‘resource’ for your online class. There are certainly lots of Open Educational Resources out there. You yourself are a resource. Your students are also a resource. Image from:

A Pivot STRATEGY Document

My first oliah blog post had to do with prioritizing the establishment of clear lines of communications with students when you are trying to create online learning in a hurry. Once you have that out of the way I think the next step is still not the development of instructional content. I say the second …

Online Learning in a Hurry 2 – Teacher Self care

This episode talks about teacher self care. Don’t try to overextend yourself. Try not to get too frustrated by the idea that you can’t do the work just like you planned. Image credit:

Start with communication

It seems there are a flood of blog posts and articles about how to quickly take your course online right now. These often have a listicle feel – listing out the top 3 things or top 5 things you can do to take your course online in a pinch. They are all great, but I’m …