In early 2020, because of COVID-19, many colleges and schools around the world closed, and many teachers, instructors, and faculty members had to learn how to teach online in a hurry. This book takes a step back, and focuses on helping educators teach effective live online sessions with Zoom. Dan Levy, a faculty member at Harvard University, offers practical pedagogical advice for educators on questions such as:•Why and how to use breakout rooms?•Should you use chat, and if so, how?•How do you build community in a virtual classroom?The book is based on the author’s own experience teaching in person and online at Harvard University, observations of several colleagues teaching virtually, research-based principles of effective teaching and learning, tips from the readers of the first edition of the book, and, perhaps just as importantly, interviews with dozens of students who have had to adapt to online learning. This second edition, updated for 2021, incorporates more innovative practices from a wider range of instructors and includes teaching approaches that are made possible by updates or new features that Zoom launched after the first edition was published.
Levy, Dan. Teaching Effectively with Zoom: A Practical Guide to Engage your Students and Help Them Learn, 2. Dan Levy, 2020.