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Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start
Article from Chronicle of Higher Education by Michelle Miller, March 9, 2020. "The coronavirus has colleges and universities swinging into action to move courses online. In the coming weeks, we’ll find out just how prepared (or not) academe is to do this on a large scale."
Resources for Just-in-Time Online Teaching
Posted by Derek Bruff on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in News. "As Vanderbilt prepares for potential impacts to our campus from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many faculty are wondering how they will continue to teach if they or their students aren’t able to make it to class. "
University of Washington IT Prepare when Classes Can't Meet
University of Washington has a useful checklist of procedures that can help you prepare for your transition.
National Library of Medicine Virtual Human
The NLM Visible Human Project has created publicly-available complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of a human male body and a human female body. Specifically, the VHP provides a public-domain library of cross-sectional cryosection, CT, and MRI images obtained from one male cadaver and one female cadaver. The Visible Man data set was publicly released in 1994 and the Visible Woman in 1995.
Virtual Chemistry and Simulations
Chemistry moves from the lab and the classroom to the computer, as working in a virtual chemistry laboratory and viewing simulations provide additional ways of learning chemistry. From American Chemical Society
Virtual Labs Biology Collection
From the National Science Teachers Association. A collection of links to over 10 labs, including genetics, electron microscopes, gel elecrophoresis, and much more.
From the creator: PhysicsLAB was started in June of 1997, while I was teaching at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. On May 30, 2018, after teaching a total of 44 years, I permanently retired from the classroom. At that time the website included almost 1900 interactive lessons, labs and worksheets. Despite my retirement, PhysicsLAB will continue to be maintained and new curriculum developed each year.
Open Access or Content for Sharing
Feature films on American History from PBS.
While some of the material in Khan Academy courses are for younger students, other content is useful for college students. Keep your children occupied while they are home, or get ideas for classes.
The MERLOT system provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers.
Scholastic Educational Resources for Children
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
Radio, podcasts, and stories. Science Friday also partners with educators and scientists to create free STEM activities, lessons, and resources for all learners.
MOOCS and Free Online Courses for help in studying
Courses that can be completed in 8 hours or less.
Access 2500+ Online Courses from 140 Top Institutions.
My Mooc helps you to browse free and certified online courses. We gather more than 10,000 MOOCs (in English, French and Chinese) from 550 prestigious organizations.
Discover Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from great universities. Most offer "certificates" or "statements of completion," though typically not university credit. A "$" indicates that the course is free, but the credential costs money.