Online Learning: lessons to improve your lessons

Welcome back!

Following the rise of Coronavirus and the blocks of schools and university where I live (Milan) at least until April (I think will be a little longer); I think it may be interesting and useful to have a number of practical tricks, strategies and suggestions for all the teacher out there that are in the condition of learning, fast and good, how to produce online some didactic activities.

Why me? Long story short, I was a teacher, and I’ve been a trainer specifically on online technology. And, of course, I dabble in gamification from many years. That’s the reason why, after providing multiple times with some considerations, suggestions and practical activities (mostly to teachers I already knew… friends specifically) I think makes sense to provide more structured advice.

Differently from what I usually do, those advice will be in Italian (firstly because the less technologically savvy teachers are those more in need of help, and English could represent another barrier; secondly I know more of the italian school system than of others around the world). If you are anyway interested, let me know: if there is enough critical mass I can start to translate them (in the meantime, using Google Translator should provide you at least the general concepts).

You can find the new post as an article page in this webiste, under the category “La scuola al tempo del Coronavirus” (“School during Coronavirus age”), within Lectures section in the navigation menu above. I’m using a single page instead of multiple blog posts to make navigation easier (and as you probably are aware, I don’t care at all about visualization metrics or paid adv… so you’re welcome!).

We will start with a few suggestions and ideas. Any further update will be in the head of the page and with an higher number (so, in the end, you will see a decreasing lists of best practices). They will be very short and practical (and I’ll try to provide as much of them as possible).

And, of course, any feedback you should take from your students… I’d like to know it!

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