Professional Associations' Online Teaching Resources

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Bringing Your Course Online - From the Modern Language Association, provides many resources for how to bring courses online, and how to structure humanities courses in the online context.

An Argument for ‘Remote’ Rather Than ‘Online’ Instruction - From Inside Higher Ed, gives ideas of combining online with remote learning. Helps with concepts to structure courses without typical online class pedagogical setups.

Moving Your Classroom Online - From Harvard, provides a number of concepts for improving online courses, and potentially making distance learning better than the in-person course that was offered before.

Accessible Teaching in the Time of Covid-19 - From Mapping Access, some tips on adding accessible options for students in online courses. Notes the difficulty for some students with learning disabilities in distance learning, and provides ideas for creating online courses that are accessible for everyone.

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Society for Classical Studies

The Society for Classical Studies does not provide a page for online teaching. However, it does provide this blog post discussing ways that education in classical studies has continued in some places during the pandemic, and also provides a discussion of pandemic related content in classical studies. It also has a list of general links for online teaching that are available here.

American Association for Teachers of German

The American Association for Teachers of German provides a list of links to resources, some of which are general for all online teaching and some of which are specific to teaching German online. Many of the links specific to teaching German have in depth discussions of best practices for teaching German online. However, most of the resources are in German. One of the links is specific for teaching foreign languages online, and provides a lot of useful information for foreign language teachers.

Modern Language Association

The Modern Language Association provides a large collection of resources for educators to use for online learning. They provide a series of resource guides that are general for anyone teaching online, as well as resources for how to teach in a time of crisis. Further, their site has a number of discipline-specific resources, including resources for language learning, writing, and literature. They also provide a series of resources for example assignments and activities that could be useful for teaching language and literature courses in an online context.

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities provides a number of resources for online learning, some of which are general for online learning, and some of which are specific for teaching different specializations in the arts. It provides resources for teaching Dance, Visual Arts, Music, Theatre, and Museums. Further, it has resources for collaboration in teaching, learning, and research, as well as student testimonials regarding online teaching models that have worked and others that have not.

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American Economic Association

The American Economic Association provinces a list of links to resources, some of which are specific to teaching economics, and some of which are more general. Included in the links are some free textbook contents, some free online economics courses, and ways for economics teachers to share resources and best practices.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

The ICPSR provides a list of links that include research on data regarding Covid-19, data sets on Covid-19, and a list of resources for teaching data analysis and statistics related courses. Some of the content is also provided as supports for those taking data-related courses. They also have a lot of content on the use of data for learning and researching civic activism and policing. Overall, the site provides many resources on data that are useful for many of the large issues facing society today.

Association for Jewish Studies

The Association for Jewish Studies provides a concise list of resources, including a workshop and two webinars. It provides a limited selection of resources for teaching Jewish Studies in a digital context, but all of the provided resources are specific to Jewish Studies. They also provide a link to a blog that chronicles the use of different resources and strategies for teaching Jewish Studies in the digital context.

American Historical Association

The American Historical Association provides a series of articles and blog posts about the Covid-19 pandemic, mostly related to how teachers and classes adapted to changes. Most of the articles are anecdotal, but provide interesting concepts for teaching history online, and also provide related historical examples of learning during pandemics.

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Ecological Society of America

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) provides a website to support online teaching. ESA has created a framework for ecology education, but their page for online teaching does not yet provide ways to support online teaching within that framework. It provides many general and useful resources for online teaching, but not any that are specific to ecology.

American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society provides a list of resources, many of which are specific to teaching chemistry, but many are specific to K-12 education. However, some of the resources are specific to higher education, and provide tips and tricks from chemistry educators who have taught online for many years prior to the pandemic.

American Association of Physics Teachers

The American Association for Physics Teachers provides a resource page containing three main segments. The first is a series of content and activities that can be provided in physics classes via smartphones. It is unclear what level of physics this content is made for. Next, it provides a series of links for online lab activities and resources for designing online labs. Again, it is unclear what level of physics this content is made for. Finally, it includes free links to some online physics publications, which are not specific to distance learning but could be provided to students in online courses.

Biophysical Society

The Biophysical Society provides 3 main resources. First, they provide a collection of member perspectives, including what their members are seeing as professionals researching and fighting Covid-19, as well as how their members are teaching. They are still collecting these testimonials, so there could be additional information in coming weeks. Second, they provide a list of articles related to the pandemic written and collected by their members. While not specific to online learning, they do include interesting research on Covid-19. Finally, they provide a detailed list of general resources for online learning. There is also a lesson plan for biophysics teachers to use, but it is directed at elementary students.

Association for Psychological Science

The Association for Psychological Science does not provide a list of resources made available for support with teaching psychology online. However, they do provide this article on improving online discussions, which is general to all online courses with a discussion element.