Online Teaching and Learning Platforms and Tools
Teaching staff should prepare for online teaching and learning. Undertaking online teaching and learning activities requires preparation. The steps below guide teaching staff to adopt FREE and accessible online tools to enable content delivery, engagement and assessment. Below is a basic guide for preparing a shift from face-to-face teaching to online teaching (we have drawn reference to the resource page developed by Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching of the University of Cape Town).
Engage students in learning activities
In a face-to-face context, we encourage student engagement through in-class questions, tutorials, classroom polls, and many other activities. Ensuring student engagement in online teaching and learning requires the teaching staff to re-think existing practices and transform their practices to engage students in the learning activities.
These videos introduce different online tools to engage students in learning activities.
Video-conferencing: Zoom; Discussion: Padlet, Parlay; Video-based assessment: EdPuzzle