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"Beginning to Teach Online with Zoom" 2pm ET Sept 11

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Beginning to Teach Online with Zoom

1:30pmET   (Informal pre-session) Login, check equipment, informal greetings

2:00pmET   Welcome; 3 Sample Zoom Intro Activities


  • Elicit useful info from participants

  • Introduce/require Zoom features to be used often in the course

Underlying Challenge:  First Online Sessions, Future Online Education
How can first sessions of online courses this term increase interest in future online education options?  
Under covid pandemic conditions?  Generally?

2:20pmET   Requests, Questions, Suggestions for First Zoom Sessions

Especially for those teaching online with zoom for the first time…

Especially for the first few zoom sessions of an online course.

  • Challenges encountered already? Anticipated problems?
  • Recently successful activities from first few Zoom sessions

2:45pmET?  Afterthoughts:  Reading to Grandchildren
(time permitting) 

During pandemic conditions via Zoom + YouTube

I hope you’re staying safe and healthy, and occasionally finding peace of mind.


Crisis, Self-Deception, Online Education, and Democracy


[1] “The Aims of Education,” part 4, “Technical Education and Its Relation to Science and Literature,”  Classicial Selections on Great Issues Volume IX, Education: Ends and Means, By Julius A. Sigler, Copyright 1997 by Lynchburg College, University Press of America, p. 140

[2] [First published as TLT-SWG-70: 4/3/03]

[3] Maria Popova, “Lying in Politics: Hannah Arendt on Deception, Self-Deception, and the Psychology of Defactualization” in “Brain Pickings”

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