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Article by L. Harriet Schwartz of Carlow University from The Scholarly Teacher

How we are with our students throughout this pandemic will teach them at least as much as the content of our courses.

Learn about the power of connection in Schwartz's article

Article from the Chronicle of Higher Education including four reasons you should join the online-teaching movement and spend some time this summer polishing your digital skills

Learn more about the importance of teaching well online in Flower Darby's article

Article from the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that your students are people and to let your teaching become a to-do list of administrative tasks and a mountain of grading. I’ve worked hard to overcome that sense of drudgery — to rediscover the joy of teaching when, like a candle deprived of oxygen, it flickers and dies out in a sterile online classroom. And you can, too. There are ways to recover your fizz, as you face the weeks ahead.

Learn more about techniques to help you find joy in teaching online in Flower Darby's article

The world is full of complex problems but the current degree path isn’t preparing students to confront them, argues Ed Fidoe in this article from Times Higher Education.

Future-Proofing Undergraduates Begins with an Interdisciplinary Skillset

Politicians, funders and university leaders all intone the mantra of interdisciplinarity. But what does the concept really mean? Will it really yield the insights it promises? And how best can it be fostered? Ellie Bothwell reports in this article from Times Higher Education.

Is interdisciplinary research really the best way to tackle global challenges? 

Longevity experts predict that with universities forced online and desperate for new revenue, shift to older students will follow in this article from Times Higher Education.

Pandemic ‘will drive universities into lifelong education’

In this video, Anthony Tattersall, head of EMEA at Coursera, presents the knowledge partner session “Building educational resiliency: blended online and offline curricula to achieve skill-building goals” at THE’s virtual Innovation & Impact Virtual Mini Summit on 22 April 2020. From Times Higher Education.

Including insights from Coursera’s interactions with universities since the coronavirus crisis, this session also covers issues such as how institutions will need to change the way they engage with international students, how Coursera's Coursematch tool helps quickly align existing course curricula with its own and examines how lifelong learning will be an integral part of digital learning in the future.

Watch this 30-minute session on building educational resiliency though Times Higher Education

The Examen can be used to review your day or it can be adapted to hone in on a specific issue or focus. So in light of the new set of circumstances many of us find ourselves in with COVID-19, it is helpful to adapt the Examen to this unique situation. This article from Ignatian Solidarity Network provides a writeup and 6 minute podcast.

Read the article and listen to the podcast by Susan Haarman on Ignatian Solidarity Network's website

A curated list of reflection and research prompts centered around Community-based Learning and COVID-19 to engage students in experiential learning and critical reflection in an online format, for all disciplines. Adapted by A. Hall, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2020, from Center for Civic Reflection, 2020, Portland State University CBL, 2020, and Omprakash, 2020.

Explore the list of COVID-19 reflection & research ideas for faculty and students