One of the biggest challenges you face is getting your teaching content online. On this point, it is important to part the content you can offer to your students via existing articles and supports (online videos, sites, etc.) from the content you will have to produce on your own.
List of possible media:
- Course notes
- Open courseware
- Web sites
First of all, it is important to resist the temptation to reproduce all your lessons in synchronous mode with tools like Webex or Zoom. If all teachers were to opt for this solution, our students would have to follow several hours of live lessons per day behind their computer. This would be very deleterious in terms of attention they could pay to their various lessons. Therefore, save some moments for interactive sessions rather than transmissive ones.
In the context of online and distance learning, the PowerPoint format makes absolutely no sense if it is not offered with verbal narration. If you wish to use your planned presentations, we recommend that you give them in video format either by recording the narration of your presentations, or by commenting them via the UbiCast studio. You will find support for both solutions and for the upload of your videos below in the “Portfolio of digital tools for teaching” section.
Finally, whatever the media you use, we recommend that you announce straight away in its title or description the time it will take your students to browse it. You can refer to:
- The duration of the video
- The reading time required for an article; an average student reads in French 250 to 300 words per minute
In terms of videos and MOOCs on which you can rely, we invite you to regularly browse this padlet that we will keep up to date, and to refer to the right column of this web page for useful links.
For more complex teaching to implement remotely (e.g. practical works in laboratories, or else), we invite you to contact directly: email@example.com