Remote teaching: a practical guide with tools, tips, and techniques

Remote teaching: a practical guide with tools


Alison Flynn, Jeremy Kerr



Teaching & Learning


Assessment & Feedback, Digital Learning, T&L Practice



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Remote teaching: a practical guide with tools, tips, and techniques. Through each of the chapters that follow, this online pressbook walks you through the steps of converting to a remote courses.

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

As stated by the authors, “the purpose of this guide is to support efforts to plan courses to be offered using remote instruction, identifying a set of tools with supporting examples that can be customized for courses. We are inspired by courses from Faculties of Science—the University of Ottawa’s Faculty in particular—but elements of this work should apply readily to many courses in other environments. We also recognize that this emergency involves profound changes to every part of the university experience. Many of us must work under challenging circumstances at home to deliver something that we may have never seen before, let alone created. To be blunt, this transition is stressful. This guide is intended to take some of the sting out of the process of having to work under such strange and challenging conditions.”

Related OER

In the denouement of the COVID-19 pandemic, talk of a return to “normalcy” in higher education belies the great challenges and ongoing disruptions that yet lie ahead for many institutions. Public perceptions of the value of postsecondary education continue their downward slide, placing institutions in the position of having to demonstrate their worth and find solutions to declining enrollments. Data and analytics capabilities continue to evolve, introducing new opportunities and new risks to the institution. Chief among these capabilities, generative AI promises to change teaching and learning in ways many of us have yet to fully understand or prepare for.

For this year’s teaching and learning Horizon Report, expert panelists’ discussions highlighted and wrestled with these present and looming challenges for higher education. This report summarizes the results of those discussions and serves as one vantage point on where our future may be headed.

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