Live Together. Learn Together

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Live Together. Learn Together. In mid-March 2020, the novel coronavirus-19 and the disease it causes, COVID-19, swept into Michigan, changing everything and disrupting the lives of the students, faculty, and staff of Lansing Community College.   This space Live Together. Learn Together. is for the Lansing Community College students, faculty, and staff – our LCC […]

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April 9, 2020

Practices to Avoid

Waiting until the last minute to come up with an alternative plan or learn how to use technology tools. Holding a synchronous class via WebEx, Skype or Zoom at a time and day the class does not meet. Extending class beyond the time the class usually meets. Increasing the amount of work students are expected […]

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March 11, 2020

Recommended Practices

Communicate fully and explicitly with students. Summarize all of the changes to your course on a dedicated D2L page or in an email. Utilize D2L Announcements to keep your students up-to-date on changes or modifications. Focus on learning outcomes even if it means adjusting the specific activities that contribute to those outcomes. Keep students moving […]

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March 11, 2020

Facilitating Online Instruction

1. Consider saving PowerPoint presentations as accessible PDFs prior to uploading for easier viewing on mobile devices. 2. Foster communication among students. Encourage them to use the Discussions in D2L or to set up Skype or Facetime meetings themselves. Consider virtual labs if you are teaching a lab course. For example, are there videos that […]

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March 11, 2020

Planning for Instructional Continuity

1. Communicate with your Lead Faculty, Director, Coordinator, or Associate Dean to learn about whether or not your program has a specific plan, especially for courses that are hands-on (i.e., labs, clinicals, welding, etc.). 2. If you’re certified and have experience teaching online, but would like a refresher,  complete the following online course (it is […]

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March 11, 2020