THE GREAT MIGRATION TO ONLINE LEARNING Survey Results Austin Community College faculty were surveyed at the end of the spring semester to collect feedback on the migration to online teaching due to COVID-19. Over 600 faculty responded.  What technologies do faculty need to learn more about to support their online teaching? 53% Blackboard 51% Online Testing 41% Collaboration Tools  How do faculty feel about the transition to online teaching? 72% Welcomed the opportunity to teach online 69% Saw benefit in integrating online experiences with in-person courses  What can ACC/TLED do to support faculty? 48% said they would like tips and strategies about working from home 34% indicated they would like to be provided with a list of curated articles  23% indicated they would like online meet ups with their colleagues  41% Faculty extended deadlines to turn in assignments to be more flexible and support student success, equity, & inclusion
View Infographic Online: https://bit.ly/TLEDinfo

The Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED) has been working tirelessly to provide full-time and adjunct faculty with the support, resources, and services necessary to navigate remote teaching and learning during the COVID-19 health crisis. In June 2020 we asked faculty for their feedback on what we’re calling “The Great Migration to Online Learning” so that we can create customized professional development and training programs, identify and secure resources for working and teaching remotely, and provide services that will help faculty support ACC students in their new learning environment.

Here are two of the survey question results and what TLED is doing in response.

We asked: What technologies do faculty need to learn more about to support their online teaching?

53% Blackboard

51% Online Testing

41% Collaboration Tools

>> Bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on all of ACC’s upcoming events and professional development opportunities for faculty. TLED and the Office of Distance & Alternative Education have over a dozen workshops scheduled on these topics between now and September.

>> Don’t miss TLED’s annual Summer Software Day on July 24. The event provides employees an opportunity to keep up to date with their tech skills and learn new ones to implement in their classrooms and day-to-day tasks.¬†

We asked: What can ACC/TLED do to support faculty?

48% said they would like tips and strategies about working from home

>> Get the information you’re looking for by following @accTLED on Facebook and Twitter!

34% indicated they would like to be provided with a list of curated articles

>> Subscribe to receive TLED’s weekly newsletter where we’re always sharing “what we’re watching/reading/listening to” in relation to higher education and teaching news.

23% indicated they would like online meetups with their colleagues

>> We’ve added even more Remote Recess sessions to our schedule of upcoming events! Remote Recess sessions offer an opportunity for faculty to gather online and learn something new in a low-stakes, casual, and FUN way. Each session will focus on a topic (like Blackboard Collaborate), will start with a short demo, then the facilitator will open the session to Q&A. Participants are encouraged to share tips and tricks as we all learn how to teach remotely together. These sessions are designed to help you decide how and when to use certain technologies and activities online.

View more highlights of the survey results in the infographic provided, or see the full summary responses here.

We stand ready to enhance classroom faculty expertise in the application of instructional technology, creating inclusive teaching and learning environments, and designing paths to student success with the achievement of equitable student learning outcomes. Support services come into play now – more than ever.

Contact tled@austincc.edu with questions.