The Chronicle of Higher Education posted an article by Michelle Miller, Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start. ( https://www.chronicle.com/article/Going-Online-in-a-Hurry-What/248207 ) It is a well written article and the author has posted links and summaries to two sites and offers their “own short list of advice for faculty members who need to move online, fast, with the twin goals of maintaining instructional continuity as much as possible and finishing the semester strong. ” I highly recommend this article to anyone who is interested in the discussion about remote access to learning and teaching.
Another great resource for improving online teaching is on Stanford’s Tomorrow’s Professor Postings web site. It contains guidelines and suggestions that came out of small group workshops. Timely, given our current situation with COVID-19.
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A few educators have stepped up, posting advice or links to good articles about how to transition rapidly from brick and mortar classroom instruction to a fully online environment – at least to finish the spring semester or term. And as I have been reflecting on how to best serve my community and create a greater impact I realized that there is an area of research that has addressed the situation that we find ourselves in: #DigitalTransformation. i-SCOOP, a strategic and tactical digital business and marketing consultancy firm, says that, “digital transformation is not just about disruption or technology. It’s about value, people, optimization and adaptation through an intelligent and people-oriented use of technologies.” They also have a good definition of digital transformation stating, “digital transformation is the cultural, organizational and operational change of an organization, industry or ecosystem through a smart integration of digital technologies, processes and competencies across all levels and functions in a staged way. Digital transformation (also DX or DT) leverages technologies to create value for various stakeholders (customers in the broadest possible sense), innovate and adapt to changing circumstances.” From: https://www.i-scoop.eu/digital-transformation/