On Tuesday, April 7th, CTL hosted our first webinar, and we were joined by three Georgia Tech faculty who have received Thank a Teacher recognition for teaching excellence and who have experience teaching online:
- Dr. Polo Chau, associate professor in the College of Computing, co-director of the Online MS degree in Analytics
- Dr. Mike Schatz, professor of physics in the College of Sciences, teaching online since 200X
- Dr. Joel Sokol, professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, director of the interdisciplinary MS in Analytics degree (on-campus and online).
Drs. Chau, Schatz, and Sokol, joined CTL faculty members Drs. Rebecca Pope-Ruark, Vincent Spezzo, and Carol Subino Sullivan to discuss some of the more logistical questions about teaching remotely, such as how to manage your time in this new pedagogical situation, how to most effectively integrate TAs into your remote course, and how to best provide students with feedback online. We also talked about how to take care of yourself as a person and instructor and to be open and honest with students about this challenging time.
Our discussion was too rich to do justice to in one blog post, so we’ve created a podcast episode from the webinar session. Listen here, or download on Soundcloud.