Identifying/Developing Online Roles for Retiring/Retired Academics
Silver Cloud Exploratory Session - we'll end this with discussion/vote for next steps
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"Silver Cloudians" - those who have retired or are considering retirement from higher education. Our Silver Cloudians want to use online activities to support their continuing communication and connectedness with colleagues and learners; activities that also include meaningful intellectual content.
This week, we're working on roles especially well-suited to the skills and availability of Silver Cloudians, roles in online teaching/learning (outside of being the solo teacher in a single course):
e.g., Voice of the Chat, Question Repeater/Clarifier/Affirmer (effectively clarifying affirming ideas of students while improving the teacher's own focus on the discussion) etc.
You are welcome to join us and share ideas, comments, questions; and to nominate someone (including yourself) whom you would like to hear discuss these categories of roles for Silver Cloudians:
A. "Classroom" - online or hybrid - within a course
B. Consulting, Mentoring, Faculty/Professional Development
Managing online classrooms
Managing hybrid classrooms
Providing examples of online classroom problems and how to prepare to avoid or deal with them
C. Planning/Development (courses, curriculum, sessions, ...)
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