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Providing equitable learning experiences across timezones

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 Implementing strategies to make teaching and learning experiences more inclusive for students can also benefit internationally-located students who are learning remotely. Here are some strategies to make learning experiences more equitable: 

  • Record synchronous classes. This can also benefit students who attended class who may want to review portions of the class.
  • Break videos into smaller segments to help students with slower bandwidths (and to align with people‚Äôs limited attention spans). 
  • Use asynchronous online discussion activities to provide an alternative to real-time in class-discussion. 
  • Provide individual or small group tutorials or drop in Zoom hours at various times to provide students with a chance to ask questions in real time.
  • Allow a variety of modes for submitting assignments and receiving feedback (e.g. submitting directly in Canvas, uploading recordings, MS Word, and/or PowerPoint attachments, sharing a Google Doc.)
  • To create community across geographical distance, consider using an asynchronous discussion tool like Ed Discussion, which allows students to ask and answer peer questions in a conversational manner.

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