What is the One-Change Challenge, and why should I participate?
The one-change challenge is a collective opportunity for anyone in an instructional role to make one change, small or large, in their teaching. Online Education will support you with the change, and you’ll be able to see the changes your colleagues are implementing.
We’ve all been tested by the extraordinary teaching conditions in which we have found ourselves this year. We’ve had to acquire an unprecedented number of new skills in a short period of time, which has been both exciting and fatiguing. You’re not alone if your sense of overwhelm has turned into paralysis.
In the spirit of “the perfect is the enemy of the good,” Online Education invites you to give yourself permission not to change everything at once! Instead, commit to taking on just one small change for your Spring Quarter course.
Most of the challenges on this list are easy to implement without a big investment of time, and most are designed to be done prior to the start of the quarter. There are a few slightly longer ones if you’re up for more depth, but we’d really just like to see you take on one new thing, no matter how small. The right one to pick is the one you know you can do. You’ll notice that some of these items could fall under multiple categories, so we encourage you to scan all the items before you choose.
Each change is accompanied by an icon for 1 computer (💻), 2 computers (💻💻), or no computers. Changes with no computers involve no tech at all. 1 computer means minimal tech, and 2 computers require the most tech. If you’re interested in 💻 or 💻💻 and would like support, please reach out to Online Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Slack.