Resources for educators transitioning to online teaching

March 24, 2020

​The coronavirus outbreak has upended education at every level, and students need more support from their teachers than ever before. But developing an online course often requires months of planning and preparation, and educators do not have this kind of time amidst a global pandemic. Professor Martin Schedlbauer, Khoury College’s director for online faculty and programs, has been teaching in virtual classrooms since 1999. His advice to educators is to remain calm, compassionate and prepared to make adjustments that help themselves and their students navigate these unprecedented circumstances.

With the following resources, Professor Schedlbauer offers his advice to educators of all levels on making a successful transition from the traditional classroom setting to an online learning environment, while effectively engaging with students from a distance.

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Combine Synchronous and Asynchronous Instruction During Your Class Time

In online education, structure and consistency are key — particularly for K-12 students. Professor Martin Schedlbauer, Khoury College’s director of online faculty and programs, shares tips and best practices for teaching courses online and ensuring that students stay focused and motivated outside of a physical classroom setting.​

How to Support Students in the Transition to Online Learning

The coronavirus outbreak has upended education at every level, and students need more support from their teachers than ever before. Online learning is helping continue education amidst a global pandemic. Professor Martin Schedlbauer, Khoury College’s director for online faculty and programs, reminds educators to be compassionate, accessible and make slight adjustments when necessary to help students navigate these unprecedented circumstances. ​​

Khoury College: Supporting our Teaching Community is Essential

“The emotional wellbeing of teachers at this time is very important,” says Professor Martin Schedlbauer, Khoury College’s director for online faculty and programs. In this video, Professor Schedlbauer shares more about the steps that administrators can take to better support their faculty in the transition from on-premise to online education. ​

Resources are from a discussion with Professor Martin Schedlbauer fr​om ​Northeastern University’s Khoury College​.​ Professor Schedlbauer has been practicing remote instruction since 1999.