Remote at the Ready: How pre-built assets can be used for rapid virtual course and event development
Concurrent Session 3
To rapidly transition to remote learning, we assembled a course containing pre-built example assignments and assets. By importing these resources, even inexperienced faculty could quickly convert courses and events to a remote format. In this session, we will share details of our plan, assets, and benefits of the format.
When all of our classes transitioned to online and remote learning due to COVID-19, our instructional design team needed to think fast in order to help faculty with very little online experience execute their class assignments. We assembled a course containing multiple example assignments, complete with instructions for students, instructional technology recommendations, rubrics and a teacher guide. Faculty could then rapidly develop their courses by copying the examples into their courses and modifying them as needed.
One of the most requested example assignments was for online group and individual presentations. Students had varying skill levels and technology available to them at home, so we needed to provide several easy-to-use options. We used Zoom, Screencast-o-Matic, VidGrid and YouTube to ensure students had options to not only record their presentations and submit them seamlessly, but also caption them for accessibility. In this session, we will share details of our plan and assets we distributed to faculty.
These resources allowed us to still hold our Spring Scolarship and Creative Arts Day: https://www.etown.edu/programs/scad/ virtually, which included an Occupational Therapy Symposium that draws practitioners in the area to attend as well as students and faculty.
While COVID-19 forced us to move these presentation events virtually, we realized several improvements due to the new model of presentation. This session will detail some of the "wins" that the virtual format afforded that will likely continue even when SCAD can be a day-long in-person event in the future.