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’s 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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