In this episode...
Bridget Crawford, Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, walks listeners through the steps necessary to create a distance learning class.
Some key takeaways are...
1. Take time to understand the platform you will use.
2. Decide whether you want to create a synchronistic or asynchronistic class.
3. For asynchronistic classes:
a. Layout the agenda, prepare a lesson plan, include powerpoint presentations
b. Record in bits rather than one long session
c. Create post-recording assessments.
4. For Synchronistic classes
a. Choose your technology
b. Set student expectations
5. One other option is to hold the class in a conference call format.
About Professor Crawford...
Professor Bridget J. Crawford teaches Federal Income Taxation; Estate and Gift Taxation; and Wills, Trusts and Estates at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law. Prof. Crawford has been engaged in distance learning for the past 11 years. Her teaching has received both national and school-wide attention having received every major faculty award (including best professor 8 times!) and Michael Hunter Schwartz' included her in his book, What the Best Teachers Do.
Her scholarship focuses on issues of taxation, especially wealth transfer taxation; property law, especially wills and trusts; tax policy; and women and the law. Prior to joining the Pace faculty, Professor Crawford practiced law at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York. Her practice was concerned with income, estate and gift tax planning for individuals, as well as tax and other advice to closely-held corporations and exempt organizations.
You can follow Professor Crawford on Twitter at @ProfBCrawford
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