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Resilient Teaching Through Times of Crisis and Change

Learn how resilient design can help you create adaptable learning experiences when teaching remotely

615 enrolled on this course

  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    5 hours

Understand the concept and principles of resilient teaching

On this course, you’ll deep dive into resilient teaching and learn how to create adaptable learning experiences for your students that can work as effectively under fluctuating conditions and disruptions.

You’ll explore new ways of interaction between students, teachers, technology, and content and how these can be incorporated in a versatile teaching plan aiming to provide a dynamic learning outcome.

Learn how to change and adapt your course design

You’ll learn how to apply resilient design principles when creating your course. For teachers working from home during times of crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, dynamic teaching is key to keep students engaged and motivated.

Explore how tools and technology can improve teaching in fluctuating environments

Tools and technology are a key component of resilient teaching. This course aims to provide you with all the necessary information you need to understand how to use technology in education and how it can help you in times of disruption in teaching.

Explore resilient teaching examples and case studies

On this course, you’ll get the opportunity to explore examples of resilient teaching and draw inspiration from various remote teaching techniques.

What topics will you cover?

Synthesize views of resilience from a range of disciplines to articulate key characteristics of resilient design in education

Describe how to identify key interactions that we want to support in our courses, and how to construct course level goals and learning objectives that support those goals

Apply guiding principles of resilient design for learning to your own course design context

Examine ideas and strategies from brief case studies and thinking about incorporating those into your own resilient designs for learning

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify key interactions that we want to facilitate in our courses
  • Apply guiding principles of resilient design for learning to develop a course plan
  • Discuss ways technology and tools can be used to facilitate interactions in support of learning and in response to changes in the instructional environment
  • Reflect on examples that highlight resilient teaching during the emergency remote teaching phase

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for higher education faculty, lecturers, and graduate students who might be required to reconsider their teaching methods due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Educators in a variety of instructional environments are also welcome.

Who will you learn with?

Learning Experience Design Lead at the University of Michigan’s (U-M) Center for Academic Innovation and Adjunct Lecturer at U-M's School of Education.

Who developed the course?

University of Michigan

As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).

  • Established

  • Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • World ranking

    Top 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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