An ever-growing list of resources has supported our online teaching this spring during the COVID-19 crisis. Instead of offering more tips or best practices, this Humanities Teaching Lab will focus on the real hits and misses we’ve experienced over the last six weeks. The discussion will offer a chance to reflect on what worked well, what needed tweaking, and what flopped. We hope this HT Lab will serve as a community conversation and shared learning opportunity to help us recognize the aspects of teaching this semester that deserve to be used even in a more normal semester and prepare, together, for potential future online instruction. Please join us on Thursday, May 14 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Google Meet for a conversation facilitated by HT Lab director Lindsay DiCuirci and featuring contributions from UMBC faculty and staff. Questions we will consider:
How did you adjust your syllabus?
What platforms did you use to facilitate discussion?
What were the advantages or disadvantages of synchronous instruction?
What one or two decisions, adaptations, or innovations worked well?
What one or two decisions, adaptations, or innovations were unsuccessful?
What do you wish you had done or communicated differently to your students?
What strategies, tools, or pedagogical philosophies will you carry into Fall 2020?
Do you have a hit or miss that you’d like to address or share? Fill out this brief form and we’ll be sure to put you or your feedback on the agenda.
Following the lab, we will share the recorded discussion as well as your “hits” on ourHT Lab Resources page.
Please register here for this HT Lab. We will follow up with a Google Meet invitation before the May 14th session. Questions? Contact Ally Kocerhan: firstname.lastname@example.org