reading about teaching online: a collection of links (1)

These are raw links, copied from Notes where they have been accumulating. Work on reading and on making such lists continue. Some of what follows below is in chronological order, some is backwards, some mixed, some overlaps with reading from the time of “The Pivot.” It is unlikely, but not impossible, that I’ll return to this post at some point and add more details. This post might be updated from time to time; I would expect that that will mostly be to add, you guessed it, more links.

Next post: an untidy list of UBC resources that I’ve found, and am finding, useful right now and in preparation for next year. I’m teaching at the moment while also designing and building courses for next year. Beginners’ language courses have some fun extra particularities and peculiarities, beyond those of other humanities areas, and well beyond university courses in general; many of which follow a simple traditional format and structure.

(I need to get all of this out of my Notes so that I can get on with the important stuff: thinking and writing about trees, finishing writing about weasels, and organising my ever-increasing collection of Images That Could Be Zoom Backgrounds.)


This first set is a pretty random selection. If I’ve saved something I’ve read in this way, it’s for reading at least a second time.

Teaching close reading:

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Click to access VirtualActivitySelectionGrid_fromASTDInfoLine2-1.pdf


Videoconferencing Alternatives: How Low-Bandwidth Teaching Will Save Us All


WeVu – Share and Discuss Video, Audio, Images, and PDFs

Why learning from home is an unlikely training ground for a post-pandemic world

Videoconferencing Alternatives: How Low-Bandwidth Teaching Will Save Us All

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