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Resource: Developing High-Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID-19 Faculty Playbook

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Created to help faculty respond to the need for high-quality remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, this "playbook" was developed by Every Learner Everywhere (ELE), a "network of 12 partner organizations that collaborate with higher education institutions to improve student outcomes through innovative teaching strategies, including the adoption of adaptive digital learning tools."

This manual covers five areas: Online Learning and Remote Teaching, Designing with Equity in Mind, Course Design, Course Components, Course Management, and Evaluation and Continuous Improvement. Each section is sub-divided into three levels. The first is Design, which "guides immediate and basic needs for moving a course online." The next, Enhance, is dedicated to "provid[ing] options to enhance the learning environment and experience." Finally, Optimize is full of "tips and resources for online teaching and learning that aligns with the highest-quality practices."

The playbook also contains information on optimizing course materials for accessibility (found in the Course Design section). Here readers can find links to further resources on ensuring their remote instruction curriculum meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the importance of Universal Design for Learning.

Those interested in using the materials can download the playbook in PDF form for free on the ELE website.

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