Expert Q&A: Equity-first instruction

Otito Frances Iwuchukwu, assistant professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, answers questions on how to take an equity-first approach to online teaching

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Fairleigh Dickinson University
14 Sep 2020
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Find out how to be equity-focused when shaping online teaching and learning in this Q&A with assistant professor Otito Frances Iwuchukwu, filmed as part of REMOTE, the connected faculty summit. The virtual event showcased best practice, techniques and tools for digital teaching in higher education. If you’re in a rush, browse the timeline below for the key topics covered and where in the video to find them.

02:16 How should people be equity-focused and equity-minded as they shape design for online courses?

04:28 Advice for HE instructors noticing equity gaps in their student learning data – what practices can they implement to remedy those gaps?

06:45 How can instructors manage students with limited technology or technology barriers such as poor WiFi?

08:43 How can staff prepare for a shift in students’ mindset due to the Black Lives Matter movement?

12:33 What does equity-first or being equity-minded mean, inside or outside the classroom?

15:34 Should it be mandatory for students who are part of a synced online class to have their camera turned on?

18:29 How can HE professionals engage and lead discussions on issues of race without making students of colour feel like they are being asked to speak on behalf of all people of their race?

21:24 What is the best way to bring an inclusive approach to the classroom within the first few weeks?

This video was produced by REMOTE, the connected faculty summit, hosted by Arizona State University.

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