Demands being placed on academics to completely redesign their courses to teach online and grapple with new techniques and technologies, while continuing to carry out all their usual research and attend back-to-back Zoom meetings, are not sustainable, according to a professor of psychology at the University of Cambridge.
Hundreds of academics on Twitter responded to her statement with advice about how colleagues might alleviate some of the burdens of the new working environments.
Creating the Common Framework for Online Education for all teaching staff
We developed the Common Framework for Online Education to support all academic staff involved in teaching our students. It was designed as a means to both enhance and assure the quality of our online delivery, after the unexpected and sudden pivot into online teaching and learning.
Donald Trump may have given life to the phrase “fake news” in order to undermine the credibility of stories that do not conform to his world view, but the phrase has wider use. It reflects the explosion in recent years of online material, where stories can emerge and become mainstream without factual validity. This is as true for many common claims about online teaching and learning as it is for American politics.