Dear SDB Friends and Colleagues,
With colleges and universities closing campuses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must rise to this challenge as a community. Moving all teaching and learning online is a huge undertaking, and very different from teaching in person. Many of us are being asked to move our teaching online within the next few weeks. While this may be daunting to many of us, we are fortunate that this is happening at a time when learning technologies and resources are abundant. As necessity is the mother of invention, this is a chance for us to be creative, resourceful and innovative!
A recent Chronicle article Going Online in a Hurry: What to do and where to start is very basic but useful in thinking about how to start your online journey.
The Society for Developmental Biology has Educational Resources available today. The website has many great resources including links to:
Join the Conversation
Sharing your successes and challenges with our community will allow us to build broader and deeper capabilities, and innovate our teaching both for future crises and for learning in general. On Twitter, join us at #DevBioTeachOn to engage in conversations and reach the broader community of folks developing best online teaching practices. We also have a group on LinkedIn for you to exchange ideas, resources, and information.
Stay tuned for further updates. I look forward to hearing from and interacting with the SDB community as we collaborate to support each other during this crisis.
Nicole A. Theodosiou, Ph.D.
Society for Developmental Biology
Professional Development and Education Committee, Chair