Visible pivot resources in Alberta

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I tripped over some open (visible and open licensed) resources for Alberta`s higher education community the other day. I had not spent a lot of time looking in Alberta for Pivot resources for instructors because I took a quick look right at the beginning of the COVID-19 shutdown and didn’t see much.

Turns out I gave up on them too soon. Here`s a few ways to help you move into online teaching during the pandemic (or to improve your practice if you are already online but not feeling very comfortable or competent!

Athabasca University

Turns out AU staff and faculty made a heroic effort and prepared a well-organized collection – Moving Education Online – by early April. Something for everyone – K-12 Students and ParentsK-12 Teachers and AdministratorsHigher Education Check out the open, online courses and the varied online learning resources.

University of Alberta

I found a collection of pivot information on the page: Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption (some practical advice – seemed too focused on internal tools and responses to be helpful outside the institution?). A much richer resource of well-organized ideas on the Teaching and Learning Lifeline page – check out Teaching Materials and Best Practices; FAQs about Implementation; Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching.

University of Lethbridge

Not labelled as a pivot resources, the Teaching Online page has some interesting resources you might want to check out. I liked the list of preparatory questions – very useful for those new to online. While their Fit for Online Teaching Bootcamps are over, they do link to self-paced modules in an open textbook.

Funny thing I found while search for UofLethbridge pivot-related information – I tripped over a really rich resource from UofToronto University Health NetworkTeaching and Learning in the Time of COVID-19 – the most diverse collection I’ve found so far!

This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of online teaching resources from Alberta higher education institutions! It’s what I found after an early morning search. If you know of other pivot or remote teaching resources from Alberta (or other provinces), please contact me (sylviar at educomm dot ca).

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