The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything for the global economy. From the ways we eat, dress, work, and celebrate to the ways we teach and learn. Professors and students struggle to teach and learn effectively online. Charity Davenport of the English Language Institute delivered a recent presentation at the GATESOL (Georgia Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) conference that offers both a global theoretical foundation and detailed best practices for how to design effective, challenging, and fun instruction online.
Davenport’s presentation answers questions such as “How can I create a supportive online community?”, “Can I just replicate what I do in face-to-face classes?”, “How can I assess how my students are doing online?” and perhaps most importantly for those of us who do not know the internet landscape well, “How can I bring learning online to life for my students?”
Davenport will finish her Master’s degree in Instructional Technology in 2021, adding to her Master of Science in TESOL.