Our Top 5 Reads for What You Need to Know NOW to Teach Online During COVID-19 Response

Our Top 5 reads for teaching in response to covid-19 precautions

The HCWE team has compiled some of the best and most useful resources currently available for teachers abruptly faced with remote delivery and/or online instruction of their classes. Here are our top 5:

  1. Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption — “A detailed Google doc, written by Jenae Cohn and Beth Seltzer — both academic-tech specialists at Stanford University — is geared for Stanford, but there’s a lot there that anyone can use. Their guide is particularly noteworthy for how it breaks down the synchronous-asynchronous distinction, explaining advantages and disadvantages of each and offering guidance about how to use Zoom for virtual meetings” (Miller).
  2. Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start — Michelle Miller explains the top priorities for teachers faced with suddenly going online.
  3. Resources for Just-in-Time Online Teaching — “Derek Bruff, director of the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University, has pulled together a lot of useful ed-tech advice under the heading of "just-in-time online teaching." Read this page, in particular, for step-by-step instructions on key aspects of going online fast (the advice is geared toward the Brightspace learning-management system, in particular, but is general enough to apply to other platforms, too)” (Miller).
  4. CGC Community Doc for Online Teaching — An ongoing repository from the Consortium on Graduate Communication that includes resources and annotations.
  5. Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19 — Aimi Hamraie outlines what teachers need to know about teaching online during COVID-19 precautions, including helpful accessibility checking technology.

Other Resources

Of course, not everything made our top 5. The following are other resources that are lower on our shelves and lists but might still come in handy as teachers transition their courses to remote delivery.

Books and Articles on Online Teaching

Borgman, Jessie, & McArdle, Casey. (2019). Personal, Accessible, Responsive, Strategic: Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors. Practices & Possibilities. The WAC Clearinghouse; University Press of Colorado.

Bourelle, Tiffany, Rankins-Robertson, Sherry, Bourelle, Andrew, Roen, Duane. (2013). Assessing learning in redesigned online first-year composition courses. In McKee, Heidi A. & DeVoss, Danielle N. (Eds.), Digital writing assessment & evaluation. Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press.

Hewett, Beth L., and DePew, Kevin Eric (Eds.). (2015). Foundational Practices of Online Writing Instruction. Perspectives on Writing. The WAC Clearinghouse; Parlor Press.

Litterio, L. M. (2018). Uncovering student perceptions of a first-year online writing course. Computers and Composition, 47, 1–13.

Rendahl, M., & Breuch, L.-A. K. (2013). Toward a complexity of online learning: Learners in online first-year writing. Computers and Composition, 30(4), 297–314.

Warnock, Scott. (2009). Teaching writing online: How and why. National Council of Teachers of English.

Podcasts on Online Teaching

Other Online Teaching Resources