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Back to School: Resources for an Uncertain Time

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Category: Commentary Tags: Teaching Methods Higher Education

Colleges and universities everywhere are grappling with how to teach in fall of 2020. Courses are being offered in online, in-person, and hybrid formats, and many instructors find themselves having to change their formats just weeks before the start of the term. Fortunately, contributors to EIX and  familybusiness.org have offered advice and tools that can help instructors adapt to the changing demands they face. We've assembled below a list of some of the key teaching resources you might like to know about.

Effective Online Teaching 

Technology Tools for Working or Teaching Remotely

We've all heard of Zoom by now. But have you heard of Slack, Calendly or Airtable?

Design Remote Learning to Help Students Feel Connected

Done right, online teaching can actually help students engage more with their professors and one another. 

Working From Home: Tips for Employees and Business Owners

If you’re still struggling with remote work, check out these best practices from Northeastern University professor Jay Mulki.

Professors Share Best Practices for the Online Classroom

Advice from your peers about what works.

More Advice for Engaging Students Online

More tips that are easy to implement, from familybusiness.org board members

Classroom Activities and Resources

Online Teaching Resources from EIX

Here are examples of videos and case studies that can be used as the basis for student reflections or discussions, as well as teaching tools that can be incorporated into online coursework.

Family Business Professors: Resources for Online Learning

This large collection of teaching exercises can work both in the traditional classroom and online.

Videos for the Global Family Business Community

These are challenging times for family businesses. These videos share best practices that help business owners and people who teach family business courses weather the crisis and manage what comes next.

Inspirational Interviews 

eFest2018 Winner is Making Life More Colorful for Diabetics

Mission-Driven Startup Helps Abuse Survivors

Park & Diamond: eFest2017 Winner Ready to Launch

More Women Should Study Entrepreneurship

B-School Students Put New Restaurant on the Map

A Father/Son Sitdown: Howard and Steven Aldrich

Delivering the Goods: An Interview with Best Buy Founder Dick Schulze


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