The COVID-19 Teachers Collection
By Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) & Yusuf Yilmaz (@YusufYilmazPhD)
Originally Published, March 19, 2020
Since many of us are trying to support the social distancing that is required right now during the COVID-19 pandemic, classes and essential meetings have been converted to digital whenever possible. This has left us all in a bit of pickle, since we've had to essential transitional all of our classes to online formats in a very short period of time.
Here are a few recent blog posts that you might find useful to review as you transition your course (and your teaching) to online formats:
- Michael Gisondi via International Clinician Educator Blog.
Post from International Clinician Educator Blog: Teaching Remotely in response to COVID-19: 10 tips to improve your digital classroom
This blog has been broadly shared on Twitter by the health professions education community. It contains some really insight pearls about how to conduct your class online.
- Supporting Your Healthcare Students in Times of Crisis
Check out this post by Dr. Amanda Bell, Assistant Dean of McMaster's Niagara Regional Campus about how to support your healthcare students in this time of crisis.
- ALiEM Team's Teaching in the Age of COVID-19 Series:
This is 8-part blog series that you will find interesting. Co-written by our own PFD postdoc Yusuf Yilmaz, our PFD assistant dean Teresa Chan, and colleagues from all over North America. Check it out!
Teresa Chan et al., Teaching in the age of COVID-19: Teaching with tech while socially distancing
Yusuf Yilmaz et al., Teaching in the age of COVID-19: Real-time video conferencing
Yusuf Yilmaz et al., Teaching in the age of COVID-19: Live from the recording studio
Geoff Comp et al., Teaching in the age of COVID-19: Small Group Conversations
Yusuf Yilmaz et al., Teaching in the age of COVID-19: Asynchronous Chats
Yusuf Yilmaz et al., Teaching in the age of COVID-19: Assessing learners remotely
Yusuf Yilmaz et al., Teaching in the age of COVID-19: The learning management system
Teresa Chan, Teaching in the age of COVID-19: The wrap-up
- EduGeek Journal
Post from the EduGeek Journal: An Emergency Guide (of sorts) to Getting This Week’s Class Online in About an Hour (or so)
This is a slightly humorous but still highly useful blog post about converting your classes quickly from in person to online.
- Queen's Faculty Development
Post from Queen's Faculty Development: Guide to Remote Teaching
This is a useful guide by our sister program at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. It contains some very useful content.
The blog post by Ferhan Sagin of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies has practical approaches to online education: be flexible, improvise, simplify, and be present! for teaching in the age of COVID-19.
Dr. Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) is an associate professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at McMaster University. She is the assistant dean for McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD). She is an avid scholar in health professions education and works with the MERIT group (@MERIT_McMaster), and conducts research and scholarship within this area.
Dr. Yusuf Yilmaz (@YusufYilmazPhD) is a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University. He is situated within the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD), MERIT (@MERIT_McMaster), and the McMaster Department of Medicine (@MacDeptMed). He is an avid scholar in health professions education, and conducts research and scholarship within education technology.