Online Teaching and the “New Normal:” An Initial Survey

I would like to invite any and all college-level instructors in the U.S. who are teaching online during the 2020-21 school year to participate in a short survey. The Covid-19 Pandemic has had an unprecedented and dramatic impact on every aspect of our daily lives. This is particularly true in terms of how we teach and learn in higher education because a significant percentage of college courses are being delivered online because of a lack of space and resources to offer in-person socially distanced courses.

This survey is part of an exploratory study about this shift to online teaching in American universities. There are about 20 mostly multiple choice questions about your experiences teaching online in both asynchronous and synchronous courses, and it should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Of course, it is completely anonymous and you can exit participation in the survey at any time. The survey ends with an invitation to participate in a follow-up interview to discuss and expand on the questions raised in the survey.

Interested in participating? Here is a link to the survey:

Please feel free to forward the link to this survey and to this information to anyone you know who is also teaching at the college level online during the 2020-21 school year and in the U.S.

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