As the Columbia Language community makes a rapid transition to teaching remotely via Zoom, this page will gather resources for effective pedagogy over distance. Please continue to check back here, as we are quickly developing materials to help you as you begin teaching in this new format.
The LRC is here to support you in any way it can in this challenging time. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.
As a first step, check out the video posted on this page about teaching languages via Zoom.
Thursday, March 19th, 4pm “How to do Quizzes and Tests Remotely”
Friday, March 20, 4pm “The Powerful Zoom Whiteboard Function”
Monday March 23, 4pm “Practicing with Breakout Rooms”
Mock Teaching Sessions
Do you want to practice with Zoom? A member of the LRC staff can join your Zoom meeting as a “student,” giving you the opportunity to practice a specific lesson idea or just the basics before you do it in class.
View the Quick Reference guide for Columbia language teachers.
This page contains a guide to the basic Zoom functions, as well as a printable one-page reference that you can use during your language classes
Remote Teaching "Do's and Don'ts"
Read over this list of "Do's and Don'ts" to make sure that your class is as good as it can be.
Subscribe to the Columbia Distance Teaching Mailing List
We will send out emails with updates on new resources for you as we create them. Don't worry, we won't overwhelm your inbox.
Columbia FAS Contingency Planning Resources Page: https://fas.columbia.edu/home/contingency-planning-resources
Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning's page on Teaching Online: https://ctl.columbia.edu/resources-and-technology/teaching-with-technology/contingency-planning/
Cornell Language Resource Center page on Covid-19 Preparedness: http://lrc.cornell.edu/covid-19
Zoom Meeting Tutorials from the Zoom website: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials
"Going Online in a Hurry" from the Chronicle of Higher Education: https://www.chronicle.com/article/Going-Online-in-a-Hurry-What/248207
"Resources for Just in Time Online Learning" from the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/2020/03/resources-for-just-in-time-online-teaching/
"Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption" from Stanford University https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ccsudB2vwZ_GJYoKlFzGbtnmftGcXwCIwxzf-jkkoCU/preview