How Do I Move My Classes Online?
NCFR is closely monitoring news on COVID-19 and recommendations from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and we’re mindful of the increasing number of colleges and universities electing to cancel in-person classes for at least the near-term future.
For those of you who are faculty and will need to quickly move classes online, NCFR staff have gathered the following useful resources to help. Additional resources will be added as needed.
Do you have additional tips to share or questions to ask? All are welcome to join and participate in the NCFR online networking community Teaching Online in an Academic Setting.
NCFR On-Demand Education
Free Webcast: Tips and Tools for Online Presentations — presented by NCFR Webinar Coordinator Claire Kimberly, Ph.D., CFLE
Free Webcast: Recommendations for Online Teaching in Higher Education — presented by NCFR Webinar Coordinator Claire Kimberly, Ph.D., CFLE
NCFR Continuing Conversation: Online Practicums and Internships — presented by Erin Lavender-Stott, Ph.D., and Valerie Albert , M.S.
Free Access to Wiley Online Learning Platforms
Wiley, publisher of NCFR's three scholarly journals, is offering free access to its online learning platforms for the remainder of the current term. Please see the following links:
NCFR Scholarly Articles and Publications
- Technology Resources for Family Life Educators. CFLE Network, 30.4, 14.
- Allen, K.I. (2017, October). Reaching Students Where They Are: Teaching Family Science through Technology. CFLE Network, 30.4, 10, 12.
- Covey, M. & Gentry, D. (2017, October). Teleconferencing Technology: Possibilities for Instructional Design and Delivery. CFLE Network, 30.4, 6, 8-9.
- Dickey, B. (2012, June) Online Family Studies Course Design and Implementation: The Roles of Architect and Instructor. NCFR Report, FF53, 18-19.
- Kreiter, S. (2017, October). Learning with Technology. CFLE Network, 30.4, 11.
- Piercy, K.W. and Lee, T.R. (2006), Graduate Distance Education in Family Relations: A Case Study. Family Relations, 55: 67-79. doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3729.2006.00357.
NCFR Conference Sessions
- Designing and Implementing the 21st Century Classroom through Redesign and Technology — Nicole A. Graves; Suzanne R. Smith; Michael Walcheski; Robin G. Yaure and Jacqueline E. Schwab; Jennifer S. Reinke and Julie A. Zaloudek; Pamela B. Payne and Yolanda Fredrickson; Julie A. Zaloudek; Robin Muza and Bethanne Shriner. Facilitator: Scott Tobias. 2016 NCFR Annual Conference
- Virtual Reach: Teaching Famiy Science Online — Tara Newman, Christine Schull, Tammy Harpel. 2010 NCFR Annual Conference
NCFR Advancing Family Science Section Blog
- Moving Your Face-to-Face Course Online (March 13, 2020) — Eboni Baugh
- Using Interactive Videoconferencing in Family Science (April 8, 2019) Mary Kate Morgan
- The Development of a Virtual Poster Session as a Class Assignment (May 11, 2018) — Charlene VanLeeuwen
- Online Family Life Education Preparation?! (Feb. 15, 2018) — Eboni Baugh
Family Science Review
- Redesigning a Family Life Education Methods Course using Experiential Learning and Interactive Videoconferencing — David D. Law, Latrisha Fall, Rachel Arocho, Sheree Meyer, Kimra Ross (22.2)
- Understanding the Student Experience in Online and Hybrid Courses to Improve Instruction — Robin G. Yaure and Jacqueline E. Schwab (22.4)
- Accommodating Different Learning Styles Using YouTube: An Approach to Helping Students Understand Ecological Systems Theory — Michael R. Langlais (21.1)
- Exploring Best Practices in Family Life Education Practicum Courses: Considering the Role of Online Learning — Scott A. Tobias and Nichold L. Huff (21.2)
- Technology in Teaching Family Science: What We Do and Why We Do It — Nicole Hyndman, Charlene VanLeeuwen & Lori E. Weeks (21.3)
- Massive Open Online Courses: Potential Implications for Advancing the Field of Family Science — Karen L. Doneker, Bethany Willis Hepp, Debra L. Berke & Barbara H. Settles (21.3)
The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Free Access to Online Teaching Resources
- Preparing for Emergency Online Teaching
- How to Make your Online Pivot Less Brutal
- Teaching Remotely While Quarantined in China
- Coronavirus and the Great Online-Learning Experiment
- What 'Middle' Administrators Can Do to Help in the Coronavirus Crisis
- Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start
- How to Help Struggling Students Succeed Online
- 10 Tips to Support Students in a Stressful Shift to Online Learning
- How to Make Breakout Rooms Work Better
Academic Institutions and Organizations
- So You Want to Temporarily Teach Online — Inside Higher Ed
- Prepare to Move Online (in a Hurry) — Inside Higher Ed
- Keep Teaching During Prolonged Campus or Building Closures — Indiana University
- Keep Teaching: Tips For Quickly Preparing To Teach Online — University of British Columbia
- Keep Teaching — University of Missouri–St. Louis
- Using TSP to Teach Online — The Scholarly Pages
Tips for Using Zoom Video Conferencing
- Security tips every teacher and professor needs to know about Zoom, right now — Ars Technica (April 2, 2020)
- A Message to Our Users — Zoom Blog (April 1, 2020)
- How to Make Breakout Rooms Work Better — The Chronicle of Higher Education
- How to Work From Home Like a Boss in Case Coronavirus Forces You To — Washington Post
- What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month — Edutopia