Five Ways to Improve Remote Learning by Rhea Kelly. (Rutgers University)

1) Assume students are “under-connected.”
2) Avoid information overload.
3) Build student community. 
4) Foster new learning rituals and routines. 
5) Develop evaluations that feel fair. 

Creating a syllabus.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published an excellent guide to creating effective course syllabi.

Few suggestions for Self Care.

The basics of peer evaluation by Dr Jim O’Connor.

Because teaching is a multi-dimensional job,
assessing what we do as teachers requires a
multi-faceted approach. No single instrument can
capture all aspects of any individual style or method
of teaching. Student surveys, for instance, can
measure whether student perceptions of what we
are doing are aligned with what we ourselves think
we are doing; but assessing our teaching requires
more than consumer impressions.

Creating a Sense of Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom

The sense of instructor presence is created through a combination of instructional design and delivery. Videos, photos, narratives—depending on one’s comfort level with the medium—can help create this sense of presence in advance of course delivery.

What makes a good instructional video? (Shared by Dr. Michael Barbour

Strategies and Tips for Successful Online Teaching.

In this six-part series, SAGE author and education expert Dr. Linda Dale Bloomberg shares strategies and tips for successful online teaching. She covers multimodal strategies for synchronous and asynchronous delivery of content, shows how to engage students who may feel isolated or who may be struggling, discusses how to adopt an accessible and equitable instructional approach, and offers a handout that instructors can give to students on the first day of class with tips for student success in the online environment.

Creating a Culture of Caring: Practical Approaches for College and University Faculty to Support Student Wellbeing and Mental Health

Engaging Students Through Asynchronous Video-Based Discussions in Online Courses – EduCause Review

As growing numbers of students take online and hybrid courses, higher education institutions are looking for ways to cultivate and sustain engagement with students remotely. One method is the use of asynchronous video-based discussions, which offers unique opportunities for instructors and students.

Active Learning by Dr. Jim O’Connor