Teaching and Learning Online: Innovation Under Pressure

In the last month, many academic institutions have managed to shift their classroom instruction to an online learning environment. Such rapid adaptation of pedagogy and delivery offers both opportunities for innovation as well as logistical challenges for faculty and their libraries alike. This 60-minute, roundtable event draws together administrators from a range of roles and institution types to discuss some of the lessons learned, how they are managing, what has been involved in moving to online instruction with little advance notice, and to share useful techniques for navigating the inevitable constraints as well as potential strategies for success. 


  • Heather Reid, Dean of the Library at Berklee College of Music

  • Derek Bruff, Director of the Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

  • Michael Reese, Associate Dean/Director of Center of Educational Resources, Johns Hopkins University

  • Jon Shaw, Associate Vice Provost and Deputy University Librarian, University of Pennsylvania

  • Bryan Alexander, Independent Analyst and Consultant

  • Polly Thistlethwaite, Interim University Dean for Library Services, City University of New York (CUNY)

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