The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic thrust us into uncharted territory in and out of the classroom. However, many of the lessons we garnered about teaching and learning during this time continue to inform promising practices today. Whether you are teaching an online (no physical classroom assigned) or FurmanFlex (physical classroom assigned, students engage in multiple and fluctuating ways during the semester) course, we invite you to explore the resources below to support online and FurmanFlex instruction, including how to plan for multiple modalities, design active learning activities for diverse modes of engagement, support learning via instructional technology, and prepare your students for your courses. Informed by the lessons we learned during spring 2020 remote instruction, the variety of resources available here on informed pedagogy for hybrid flexible environments and collaborative learning technology will help you meet your course learning outcomes in any circumstance.
As plan or prepare courses for FurmanFlex or online instruction, you might find this Quick Guide handy.
Locate the SART Digest and DINformation archives here.
Check out promising practices, crowd-sourced tips from Furman colleagues, and ideas, templates, and activities for you to adapt for your own use.
Consider the many enterprise-level instructional technology resources available at Furman, as well as several free educational applications.
Make sure your learning management platform is ready to go and students are prepared for engagement.
Search a list of common questions and answers about online for FurmanFlex instruction.