I haven’t posted here in a while, largely because I’ve been busy boot-camping myself on fully-online teaching. I’ve been learning a lot! I’ve taken advantage of the professional-development training I have available, both for online teaching and from our campus teaching-and-learning center. I have staff support from a wonderful instructional designer who helps convert my course designs into clickability on Blackboard. Still, there’s always a gap between theory and application. I haven’t really known how to write about I’m doing, largely because I’m still up to my ears in figuring it out.
In general, historians have been very skeptical about the idea that we can teach our discipline well without face-to-face, real-time classroom interaction. Well, skepticism or not, I’m doing it.