Resources for Remote Teaching

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First Posted 3/13/2020 3:30pm
(Last Updated 3/18/2020 11:57pm)

Many of us are taking the extraordinary step of shifting our classes to a remote instruction format to allow students to learn from home and lower the risk of transmitting the Novel Coronavirus.  Please feel free to submit resources that you are aware of using the comment link below.

Instructional Resources

Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption (Jenae Cohn & Beth Seltzer, Stanford University)

Teaching Online During COVID-19 (Vanessa Dennen)

Remote Teaching Resources for Business Continuity (Daniel Stanford, DePaul University) – this list is becoming very comprehensive so please forgive duplication.

Keep Teaching (Indiana University)

Teach Remotely – COVID19 Response (American River College)

Tips for Teaching Online (Mike Brudzinski, Miami University)

K-12 Instructional Resources

Resources for Teaching Online due to School Closures (Kathleen Morris)

Great List of EdTech companies offering free resources for educators to support Remote learning (The Amazing Educational Resources Facebook Group)

Another Great list from

Student/Family Online Resources (Boston Renaissance Charter)

Remote Instruction Products & Providers

TechSmith is offering organizations free access to Snagit and VideoReview for remote teaching. (NOTE: I highly recommend Snagit as an indispensable tool for online and remote teaching)

Zoom is offering expanded free access to K-12 Educators. A Forbes article covering this can be found here.

Adobe Offers Free Creative Cloud Packages for Students Stuck at Home Due to Coronavirus

Tips on Remote Teaching from the UC Davis University Writing Program

USA Today College Reports on Community Colleges Article

USA Today College reported on a research project that I participated in along with Dr. Cassandra Hart and Elizabeth Freidmann about the impact of online community college courses  in California.  A link to the article can be found here:  We were actually quite careful in our paper, and the subsequent presentations at AERA and NBER, to avoid the implication that the courses were ineffective.  There is still a lot to learn about online education in general, and we recommend against jumping to any hasty conclusions!