As of March 16th, containment measures to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus have included remote classes for UNIL and EPFL students. As a result, many teachers are now facing the challenging task of adapting coursework to an online format on short notice.
Here are some resources to help ease the transition.
Rstudio produces open-source tools and software for the R programming language, as well as resources for data scientists and developers. Its webinar series now includes presentations to help teachers and students adapt to an online format:
- Teaching Online on Short Notice – presentation by Dr. Greg Wilson, education team at RStudio.
- Teaching R online with RStudio Cloud – presentation by Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, Professional Educator and Data Scientist at RStudio.
“Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption”
Academic technology experts at Stanford University developed this resource in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effects of social distancing on education. The document is aimed at a Stanford audience, but has a Creative Commons license to reuse and remix.
The 22-page document contains a range of tools and frameworks for developing a new class structure from scratch. The authors focus on implementing student-centered approaches in an online environment. They also offer guidelines for delivering presentations, giving exams, and using digital tools like Zoom.