Creating Virtual Contingency Plans
Please Join Matthew Kruger-Ross in a discussion that answers the question, "what now"?
We had such great feedback in February, and this seemed so timely with the fall semester just around the corner. we are rebooting it...
You have worked on your lesson for weeks and arranged everything in Blackboard/Moodle. You have embedded your Softchalk lesson and everything. To top everything off you've integrated in a Web 2.0 tool that you know will take your students' learning to the next level.
Except the day of your lesson Moodle goes down. And your Softchalk link doesn't work properly. And your fabulous Web 2.0 tool's website is down for 'routine maintenance.' What do you do?!
You have a Contingency Plan. Just as we would do while teaching in a face-to-face classroom, teaching online requires us to be that much more creative in our backup plans. Join me in this Brown Bag session where we will discuss the nature of contingency plans, share our horror stories, and practice how to manage - technologically and pedagogically - our backup plans.