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Virtual (Remote) Instruction
Online learning has been growing for years now, which as it turns out has come in handy this year given the way things have gone because it means a lot of the infrastructure needed for remote virtual teaching is already in place. Online learning and remote instruction are two very different beasts though. They require very different things, both are happening simultaneously right now though thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, so let's talk about them!
Here are some pieces about the differences:
Remote versus Online Instruction from Memorial University
The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning from Educase Review
Emergency Remote Teaching Vs. Online Learning: A Comparison from University of the People
And here is a selection on remote teaching and online learning directly related to libraries:
Online learning is here to stay: Librarians transform into digital instructors from American Libraries Magazine
Supporting Academic Libraries through COVID-19 from EBSCOpost
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We post the questions here in advance of the chat so you can decide whether or not this topic is of interest to you and/or prepare your answers in advance.
Q1 Are you providing virtual instruction (either remote or online) due to the pandemic, please share your experience!
Q2 What challenges and successes are you experiencing with virtual instruction (either remote or online) because of the pandemic?
Q3 Are you experiencing any students with barriers/challenges to internet accessibility? How are you handling them?
Q4 What alternatives and workarounds are you using for virtual instruction (either remote or online) that you used for in-person instruction?