This page provides you with suggestions, based on our work with hundreds of instructors, on what to keep among remote-era teaching innovations and what to leave behind as you prepare your first post-remote in-person course. Furthermore, given the likelihood that some students will need to self-isolate, see below for information about how those students may attend your class remotely.
Please also check out the following resources.
stuff to keep
This section includes recommendations from Online Education and CITL on remote-era innovations worth considering for ongoing inclusion in post-remote pedagogies.
Tech innovations that make teaching better
Intentional, learning-centered course design practices
Student-centered course organization practices
practices that enhance student success, convenience, & equity
stuff to toss
These are the pre-pandemic teaching practices that CITL and Online Education recommend leaving permanently behind. They didn’t work well in the past, and we know from our experiences this year that there are better options – options that are more humane and more effective in generating real learning.
"before times" default ways of doing things
Blended Synchronous might be useful in specific situations (e.g., to facilitate Emergency Remote Attendance), but it is a challenging format to teach in due to the required focus on students who are both attending in person and remotely.
These questions are designed to guide your thinking as you consider your own plan for transitioning back to a post-remote world.