- Keep it simple and low tech.
- Accessibility is core, not optional.
- Provide structure.
- Use what is available.
- Keep learning active.
- Scaffold learning by chunking content.
- Have a clear course outline.
- Be visible and contactable.
- Help keep students on track.
- Be kind to yourself and empathic to your students.
This collection of Low-tech remote teaching principles is a 3 page Google Doc produced by the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching. It’s a fantastic resource that starts with the 10 principles listed above before moving on to a list of Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to remote teaching, and finishes with a helpful checklist for teachers moving online. I think that every educator would be well-served by downloading this document and keeping it pinned up somewhere prominent. I know I will.
Note: If you find this resource useful you may also like my post on Universal principles of learning task design.