Thought Pieces

Articles, blog posts, and multimedia texts related to teaching online in the time of COVID-19.

Academe’s Coronavirus Shock Doctrine by Anna Kornbluh. Article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Faculty members are already stretched thin, and now they are being asked to do more. They should hesitate before doing so.

Everybody Ready for the Big Migration to Online College? Actually, No by Kevin Carey. Article in The New York Times about the consequences of coronavirus and what might be revealed about online education.

Everything is About to Go Online and I have ADHD by Melissa Barlett. Let me provide you some information that you might not have thought about if you aren’t also living everyday with Executive Functioning issues.

Facilitating Online Discussions Effectively by Alfred P. Rovai. This article presents a synthesis of the theoretical and research literature on facilitating asynchronous online discussions effectively.

The Greatest and Most Flawed Experiment Ever in Online Learning by Alan Levine.  Blog post about how to orient yourself to what’s happening.

Living Better, Living Longer [podcast]. Episode 26: Stress and anxiety in the time of COVID-19.

Please Do A Bad Job of Putting Your Courses Online by Rebecca Barrett-Fox. An article that helps you understand the labor required in building an online course a bit better.

Teaching Online with Care by Maha Ball and Mia Zamora. A document to crowdsource and curate teaching tips about teaching online with care, especially in case of an emergency campus closure as has been happening in March 2020 because of COVID-19.

Wrench in the Gears blog. A thoughtful, critical take on edtech and the non-research-based rollout of technology in America’s schools.