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Adapting to teaching online

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Although blended learning isn’t a new model, 2020 caught many students and lecturers by surprise by having to adapt to fully learning and teaching online.

Suddenly, you were expected to tweak your lesson plans, overhaul your assessments, and keep your students engaged, while getting to grips with new software and delivering the same quality of education as before, this time from your living room. Sounds familiar?

With that in mind, we’ve put together some resources to continue helping you adapt your teaching and promote engagement to make the most of online classes.

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How faculty can make the best use of online resources

Dr Tom Chatfield, author of SAGE Campus Critical Thinking online course and multiple critical thinking textbooks, shares his tips, such as using knowledge checks and keeping it simple with online courses.



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Supporting you in this new environment

Head to our online teaching hub for subject-specific resources and expert advice on how to make the most of the opportunities and overcome the challenges of online teaching and working in a post-COVID world.



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Additional materials for Study Skills books

Many of our study skills books come with online resources to help with teaching such as PowerPoint slides, class materials and videos to increase student engagement and keep screen fatigue at bay.



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Online teaching FAQ

Questions about teaching online? This post on SocialScienceSpace answers all your pressing questions, from tools and basics and to meeting student needs and course requirements, by bringing together free resources drawn from social and behavioural science.



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Resources for teaching online

On a blog post for SocialScienceSpace, SAGE Methods guru, Janet Salmons, turns her attention to lecturers with resources and key things to remember when transitioning to online teaching.





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On online instruction

Most universities have switched to online learning in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. To help you navigate this challenging times we've hosted a series of webinars and interviews on how online teaching can be done right and how to help your students make the most of it. 

In the recording below, online learning expert, Dr Tom Chatfield, and instructional designer, Elspeth Timmans, debate key questions from faculty members about transitioning to teaching online full time.

You can also read the Q&A on SAGE Campus's blog post.


In the below MethodSpace interview, Drs Janet Salmons, author of Your Super Quick Guide to Learning Online, and Linda Bloomberg, author of Designing and Delivering Effective Online Instruction and Completing Your Qualitative Dissertationdiscuss content from their books.



Last but not least…

We’re aware that with online interactions and pressure to provide students with the support they need, achieving work-life balance might seem more challenging than usual.

So before you go any further, check this newsletter by authors of How to be a Happy Academic, Bailey Sousa and Alex Clarke, for valuable insight and free resources on how to deal with strain and plan for better work-life balance in 2021.