There are thousands of resources out there about virtual/blended/flexed instruction.
W&L prides itself on the quality of its faculty-student interactions. This page provides a variety of resources for faculty in all fields for virtual instruction.
Responding to the psychological and biological challenges that students can face.
Inclusion isn't just an option in our teaching: it's how we ensure that every single student leaves W&L with a profound sense of their ability to move into the world as agents of thoughtful, positive change. Inclusion is always a challenge, but especially so in a virtual environment. Below are a number of excellent resources.
How do you put together a course in a virtual or "blended" setting-where some students might be in class and others might be online?
Building a strong sense of community in a virtual or flexed classroom isn't impossible.
Running a class discussion can always be challenging.
We know that "flipping" the classroom is probably essential when in a virtual environment: 90-minute, synchronous lectures likely won't be particularly productive when online.
One rare upside to the move to virtual instruction is that it forces us to rethink pedagogical habits that we've engaged for years without much deliberation.
Courses in the STEM fields often present their own challenges for virtual instruction. Here are some sites that might get you thinking about practical and powerful ways to ensure student learning.
There are no perfect answers for taking hands-on and experiential courses into a virtual environment, but the sites below at least offer a starting place to prompt our thinking.
Teaching languages in a virtual setting can be challenging. Fortunately, the following sites provide lots of ideas and tips. (Many thanks to Dick Kuettner for providing these resources!)