Month: December 2020

Assessing Learner Needs, Maintaining Instructor Presence, & Building Community in Asynchronous Courses

By Samadrita Kuiti As an extraordinary fall semester winds down, I feel the necessity of reflecting on what I have learned from my own experiences as a primary instructor of both English literature and intro-level composition courses throughout 2020. Like many college-level instructors across the disciplinary spectrum, I had to come up with contingency plans […]

Making Your Lessons Meme-orable

By Megan Lyons In March 2020, when academic institutions across the country shifted to online instruction, instructors faced a quandary. They could either be passive, simply transferring their in-person teaching methods to an online environment, or they could be active, innovating their lessons and striving to connect with students across this new modality of teaching. […]