Revisiting the Differences between Remote and Online Instruction

As part of the Georgia Tech Remote Teaching Academy for faculty, members of the Center for Teaching and Learning faculty created a variety of short videos on key topics related to remote teaching. All of the videos can be found on the Remote Teaching Academy Canvas site. We will highlight the videos in this series of posts over the next few weeks as well. Visit the CTL Keep Teaching site for extensive resources for teaching remotely. CTL faculty are also available to talk, answer questions, and think through pedagogical approaches with you. Request a chat here.

Language is important when we discuss the types of teaching and learning we are adopting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since classes will remain online for the summer and possibly into fall, articulating the differences between remote emergency teaching – what we did in Spring 2020 – and intentional online learning – what we do in the OMS programs, for example, reveals a different approach and mindset.

In this video, CTL’s Dr. Rebecca Pope-Ruark, Faculty Teaching and Learning Specialist, points out some of the variations and offers tips for thinking about our students’ context during this unusual time.

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