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Did you suddenly learn you need to teach online?

Whether it's a single class meeting or a full course redesign, GSOLE has you covered. This page is dedicated to providing just-in-time support for instructors having a wide range of experience teaching online and onsite courses.


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Resources for Making a Quick Conversion to Online

We've all encountered days when our plans have been upended. Perhaps the weather has turned south, or maybe you have to stay home with a sick kid. For whatever reason you can't make it to campus, there are plenty of options for ensuring your class stays on track and you maintain connections with students.

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Emergency Online Teaching Resources

[GSOLE web page] In response to COVID-19, a number of educational organizations and institutions have developed emergency resources for instructors who might have to move their courses online. . . .

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Need to quickly convert a face-to-face class to an online class?

[GSOLE web page] You and your students have already established a working relationship in the face-to-face classroom, and you're already an expert in your content area; while you may be just learning online teaching technologies, there are many people to help you with that. . . .

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Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19

[External web page] As universities declare class cancelations and mandate a shift to online teaching, instructors have the opportunity to design online course materials to be as accessible as possible from the beginning . . . . .


Redesigning Courses for Online Instruction

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Three Myths about Online Literacy Instruction (OLI)

[GSOLE web page] If you have never taken or taught an online course, you might be feeling anxious about moving your course online--and prone to believing the naysayers. However, research has found that students can learn and write well online . . . .

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Moving Your Course Online: Where to Begin (FAQ)

[GSOLE web page] In some ways, designing an online course can parallel the design process for a face-to-face course. For instance, you’ll want to begin by identifying the learning goals for the course and then decide how students will show their achievement of those goals . . . .

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Moving Your Course Online: How to Foster Connections (FAQ)

[GSOLE web page] While onsite classes revolve around planned meetings of everybody gathered in on one room, online classes follow a wider variety of rhythms, depending upon how the instructor conducts the course . . . .

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Web Accessibility Initiative: Resources for Educators

[External web page] One of the best reasons for putting a class online is to increase access to learning. However, such added accessibility doesn't just happen. Your instructional design decisions will determine how students can engage with your class.


Other Resources for Online Literacy/Writing Instruction

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Interaction and Collaboration Resources

[GSOLE web page] Online interactions take a wide range of forms. Your LMS will include a numerous interaction and collaboration tools, but others are available from various online platforms. Here are a few ideas and tools for interacting in the context of an online class.

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Online Literacies Open Resource (OLOR)

[GSOLE web page] The Online Literacies Open Resource (OLOR) is one of two publication venues sponsored by the Global Society for Online Literacy Educators. The goal of the OLOR is to publish relatively brief and practical pedagogical strategies.

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Research in Online Literacy Education (ROLE)

[GSOLE web page] Research in Online Literacy Education (ROLE) is a peer-reviewed digital journal published by the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators. ROLE publishes original research and scholarship in literacy-based online education.

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Resources/Research at Online Writing Instructor Community

[External web page] The Online Writing Instructor Community provides links to OWI organizations, as well as listings for books, articles, and other resources treating fully online writing instruction, hybrid instruction, and online instruction in general.

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Video Production Resources

[GSOLE WEB PAGE] Video recordings allow instructors to enhance their lessons with audio-visual support, while  also adding flexibility for students. The recordings can also provide a medium through which instructors present a more personable ethos. . . 


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