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Faculty Resources: Online Teaching

Information, forms, and library resources for PAC faculty.

Online Pedagogy

Resilient Pedagogy: Practical Teaching Strategies to Overcome Distance, Disruption, and Distraction Open access book 

Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption (crowd sourced Google Doc)

Thoughts & Resources for Those About to Start Teaching Online Due to COVID-19, (from HASTAC: Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory)

Organizing Your Online Course (from Association of College and University Educators) -- Webinar recording and online teaching toolkit.

Handling Exams When Your Course Unexpectedly Moves Online (Indiana University Bloomington)

Finding Music Resources, (Gettysburg College) A list of digital music resources broken down by discipline.

Resources with free or expanded access while many libraries are closed

Ebook Collections with unlimited access ebooks

Ebooks in the following collections can be used by a unlimited number of users at once. This makes them ideal for use in assignments or as textbooks.

The Ozuna Library is a selective Federal Depository Library providing us easy access to thousands of Open Access Ebooks published through the US Government. They are searchable in Palomino Search and open as PDF.  Note that even small pamphlets are cataloged as books.  Also included are Congressional Research Service reports, cataloged as "Internet Source."

Subscriptions to your email

Some of our databases offer convenient options to subscribe to newsletters and automated search results. You can conveniently create your user name on campus, and then seamlessly access subscriptions on the go:

Working with ZOOM

The Alamo Colleges District secured ZOOM as a tool to assist with online meeting and teaching. Here are some handy links to assist:

Self-Care and Coping

Self Care for Higher Education Professionals During the Covid 19 Pandemic (recorded webinar) A discussion on how to implement self-care strategies during a time of immense stress and grief, featuring a licensed mental health counselor.

Covid-19 and the Academic Parent: (article) "If there is one thing that has surprised us about social distancing and remote work in the Covid-19 era, it is how exhausted we feel at the end of every single day..."