IT recommends technology options for course continuity in event of H1N1 outbreak

4:34 p.m., Sept. 14, 2009----Throughout the summer, the University of Delaware's Communicable Disease Working Group explored how a potential campus outbreak of H1N1 influenza could seriously impact teaching and learning, particularly for classes taught "live" in a classroom.

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The University's IT-Academic Technology Services (ATS) has published a list of options that could help faculty reduce a possible disruption to their fall courses. In the event of an extended interruption of classes, these choices provide a certain level of teaching continuity in an online environment and an opportunity to stay in touch with students.

Faculty who want to consider some of these options should visit this Web page. The Web page lists several tools and applications that faculty can evaluate, seeing which ones will best match their specific teaching needs.

Faculty who would like additional assistance using the technologies can e-mail []. Faculty who want to explore ways of using these technologies to accomplish their course objectives and student learning goals can call the Center for Educational Effectiveness at (302) 831-2027 to schedule an appointment.