Remote Teaching and Learning
*page updated April 20, 2020
During this extraordinary and challenging time, the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT) instructors, administration and students have transitioned to remote teaching and learning methods.
In today's world, the thought of learning through a remote method seems quite flexible and simple, especially with the availability of so many free online learning programs.
What is sometimes overlooked is how much planning actually goes on behind the scenes. Providing higher education instruction for health care professionals requires very specific learning objectives and evaluation methods.
Tremendous efforts have been made into making the content as accessible and engaging as possible within this new environment.
There are two methods to teach and learn remotely:
- synchronously - real-time experience (live videoconference or webcast)
- asynchronously - previously recorded material (PowerPoint slides with voice) or material to read at own pace
Over the last two weeks, instructors have been adapting and preparing their course content to present it either synchronously, asynchronously or a blend of both. As the transition to remote teaching progresses, instructors will find updated resources to teach below and students will find resources to learn.