Resources for learning and working remotely
Current and upcoming workshops
Tutorials for faculty
* Maximum number of participants: Collaborate - 500, Zoom - 300 (or 500 with a Large Meeting add-on)
Beth McMurtrie of the Chronicle of Higher Education published an excellent column, “Preparing for Emergency Online Teaching,” which includes links to a variety of resource guides issued by different universities.
Many of you know the work of the Hope Center at Temple University in documenting and supporting the material needs of college students. Here is a brief guide they’ve issued, “BEYOND THE FOOD PANTRY: Supporting #RealCollege Students During COVID19”.
Cathy Davidson and Christina Katopodis co-authored a terrific op-ed in Inside Higher Ed on best practices for engaged online teaching, “Transforming Your Online Teaching From Crisis to Community”.
Finally, “Hope Matters” is a wonderful column from this week’s Inside Higher Ed, by Pima Community College faculty member (and neuroscientist) Mays Imad; it offers ten strategies for supporting students’ well-being, overcoming their isolation, and engaging their fears.
Health and wellness resources
Greater God Science Center - links to articles about taking care of yourself and others during the outbreak (incl. articles especially geared toward educators, parents, and anyone experiencing stress & anxiety + ideas for staying connected
Minding Your Mind - online resources for managing stress and anxiety: daily mindfulness exercises
Minding Your Music - various Spotify playlists: some for calm, some for focus, and some to get your spirits up
Resources for students
Internet Service-Related items:
FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
Student Success Sessions with subtitles
Academic Coaching Session (can be hosted online)
Tutoring, writing, and career appointments online using WC Online or Zoom