Dear LifeSciTrainers Community
Clearly the world is changing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully you and your family have been spared the illness, and our heart goes out to all those affected.
As we all make adjustments to the way we live and work, many are also looking for ways to teach and that means working virtually. We thought there might be several areas where instructors may be looking for help and advice. This may especially apply to those of us who may just be ramping up for (northern hemisphere) summer teaching:
- How to use video conferencing platforms effectively (e.g. Zoom, Skype, Adobe Connect, etc.)
- How to run a virtual classroom
- How to assemble computing resources for remote teaching/learning (e.g. making use of the cloud, virtual machines, etc.)
If you have advice to share, we are inviting you to do talks (short or long), blog posts (tips, tutorials) etc., or just feel free to use the channel. Posting this collective knowledge to our blog and YouTube can also be of use to many.
To help organize, here is a short form to collect info on how you’d like to contribute: https://forms.gle/okyoo5DZPRpzFzEo9
We are also going to be polling for our next community call. It will be a chance for some of these talks and also another chance to chat as many folks may welcome since many of us are working from home for the foreseeable future.
Wishing everyone well – stay safe!
- Steering Committee
Update – Announcing Community Call Dates/Times for April 2020
We now have times chosen by poll for our April 2020 Community Calls. The topics will be Community meet & greet, and an ideas swap on training in the coming months given challenging circumstances
Western Hemisphere Call Thursday April 9th, 2020 – 02:00PM UTC (See in your time zone)
Eastern Hemisphere Call Friday April 10thth 01:00AM UTC (Thursday in USA), (See in your timezone)
Please sign up for your choice of calls in the Google Doc