Welcome to Pandemic Teaching
With the rapid global spread of COVID-19 in 2020, the challenge to develop new styles of online student learning, communication, and engagement became one of the most urgent and pressing issues that the education sector has faced in several years.
While most pre-COVID teaching followed traditional face-to-face approaches, innovative online strategies had to be developed to transition to the digital delivery of course content.
Who is Pandemic Teaching for?
Pandemic Teaching was established in April 2021 by Dr Gilbert Price of The University of Queensland, Australia. After more than 12 months dealing with the shift to online teaching in the university sector, Dr Price has had his share of hits and misses, but has come out largely unscathed and with plenty of ideas, tips, and tricks that will hopefully help other educators out there.
This blog is written mostly from a university teaching perspective, but many of the approaches and ideas could usefully be adopted in a range of education settings from primary and secondary schools, to trade colleges, and even in the corporate sector. Pandemic Teaching provides numerous “how-to’s”, ideas to increase engagement, and suggests approaches to inspire both students and teachers to make the online learning experience the best that it can be.
We’d love to hear from you!
The primary author is Dr Price but we occasionally welcome contributions from other tertiary educators especially in their approach to online learning. We’d also just love to hear from you so please feel free to reach-out with ideas and things that worked (or didn’t work) for you, comment on our posts, and of course share our content widely on social media channels.