Using Live, Online Sessions to Support Continuity of Instruction

This pop-up webinar from OLC workshop facilitators Karen Costa & Clea Mahoney will help higher education institutions to rapidly and effectively use live, online sessions to support continuity of instruction in the face of crises, disasters, or other unanticipated events.

Your presenters will offer specific strategies around:
– selecting and using online learning platforms
– promoting sessions
– communicating with students and faculty
– engaging students with simple best practices

Attendance at this webinar will also connect you with a community of practice that you can draw upon to support your team and their learning needs.

Intended audience: directors, deans, and faculty who are planning for the possibility of transitioning land-based courses, teachers, and students into an online learning environment.

Speaker Bio

Karen Costa is a career higher educator with a passion for supporting students and faculty, particularly in the online learning environment. Her work is centered around teaching college success strategies to first-year students, online pedagogy, and faculty development. Karen’s first book, 99 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos (Stylus, March 2020), focuses on helping faculty and teachers to make creative use of videos in their classrooms. Karen is a staff writer for Women in Higher Education. Her writing has also appeared in Inside Higher Education, The Philadelphia Inquirer, On Being, and Faculty Focus. She is involved in various faculty development initiatives including as a facilitator for Faculty Guild. Karen graduated with honors from Syracuse University with a bachelor of arts in sociology. She holds an M.Ed. in higher education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a CAGS in educational leadership from Northeastern University.


Clea Mahoney has over 3 years of webinar facilitation experience and serves as the Training Lead for the Instructional Technology Services team at New York University. She has developed and delivered a multitude of engaging and interactive one-hour webinars for faculty, administrative staff, and colleagues, each session focusing on a specific set of goals depending on audience needs. Clea graduated with honors from Drew University (Bachelor of Arts in French) and from Drexel University (Master of Science in Library & Information Science), and is currently ecstatic about collecting yet another degree: Master of Arts in Digital Media Design for Learning.