Pandemic Teaching: A Survival Guide for College Faculty
by Kevin Patton
As teaching faculty across the globe scramble to move their on-campus courses to a remote-learning format, veteran teaching mentor Kevin Patton provides a quick and dirty survival guide to get things started—and keep things going. Having had the experience of moving from on-campus to online teaching, Kevin leverages his failures and triumphs into a quick guide to what’s important and what’s not as you make your transition in this crazy time of pandemic teaching.
The first section of the book provides a list of quick tips, strategies, and helpful mindsets—all based on Patton’s real-life practical experience. The second part of the book expands on some of those quick tips to give further advice for implementing them.
Written in an informal, conversational style, this book gives useful advice and empathetic support as you survive your own experience of pandemic teaching.
Pandemic Teaching Seminars
Selected from the TAPP library of seminars
Moving from on-campus teaching to remote teaching? Not sure where to start or how it can be done effectively in a short time frame? Not too sure about the technology? Here’s the simplified, essential message of the book Pandemic Teaching: A Survival Guide for College Faculty.
This session explores five strategies that can work in any course to move student from short-term learning “for the next test” to the long-term learning they need to carry knowledge and application skills to the next course and beyond.
This session explores the use of narrated presentations that can be accessed by students in an online course platform or regular website. A brief walk-through of the process of producing such a presentation is included.
This session explores the use of Respondus and your LMS to produce randomized online tests that operate as self-contained learning activities. Data on student attitudes toward randomized testing as a learning method and data on effects on student performance also are explored.
Curated selection of headlines from The A&P Professor
Nuzzel newsletter from The A&P Professor (TAPP) is an almost-daily, curated collection of headlines from various media sources delivered directly to your inbox. Kevin Patton chooses the items everyday from his scan of social media feeds of influencers, as well as trusted science and news sources.
Usually, the TAPP Nuzzel has a mix of items relevant to both the content of anatomy and physiology and the art and science of teaching. During the COVID-19 outbreak, however, news items are skewed toward aspects of the pandemic of interest to A&P teachers—or anyone, really.
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Curated selection of pandemic teaching resources
|Resource||Source||Description||URL||Sponsor or affiliate?|
|Lt online platform||ADInstruments||Over 360 ready-to-use online lessons and labs in A&P, bio, medicine (free during pandemic)||https://www.Adinstruments.com/lt/covid19||Episode sponsor|
|Anatomy education resources||American Association for Anatomy||Images & other resources vetted by AAA||https://my-ap.us/AAAimages||Podcast transcription sponsor|
|Teaching resources||Human Anatomy & Physiology Society||Members-only teaching resources, including Learning Outcomes||https://my-ap.us/3epB6FD||Podcast marketing sponsor|
|Snippet manager||TextExpander||Tool for automatically inserting text snippets into your student feedback, other documents||https://theapprofessor.org/textexpander||Affiliate link|
|Transcription||Rev||Highly accurate transcription & captioning service for teaching video, audio||https://try.rev.com/Cw2nZ||Affiliate link|
|eText books||VitalSource||Now offering free eTexts from major publishers||https://my-ap.us/2y58lNr||---|
|Screen capture tools||TechSmith||Snagit for capturing still or video is available for free during pandemic||https://techsmith.pxf.io/9MkPW||Affiliate link|
|Media sources||The A&P Professor||List of sources for images & other media||https://theAPprofessor.org/media.html||Podcast producer (Kevin Patton)|
|Various teaching resources||LifeSciTRC consortium||Many types of life-science teaching resources||https://my-ap.us/LifeSciTRC||Sponsors AAA, HAPS partner in LifeSciTRC|
|Case studies||National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science||Ready-to-use case studies||my-ap.us/CaseStudiesScience||---|
|Free noise cancellation||Krisp||Artificial intelligence noise reducer eliminates background noises during Zoom meetings, videos, etc.||https://theAPprofessor.org/krisp||Affiliate link|
|How to teach with podcasts||Academic Podcasting||Online community for those interested in learning how to make or grow academic podcasts, including beginner skills||https://AcademicPodcasting.org||Podcast producer (Kevin Patton)|