The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the National Association of System Heads (NASH), the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) invite leaders, faculty, and staff across higher education for focused and practical discussions on Effective Online Instruction.

Higher education has made an astonishing national transition to online learning. Traditional classrooms may be closed across campuses, but class is still in session, as faculty have gone above and beyond to ensure that their students keep learning.

Yet, moving a course online—like being assigned to a classroom—is just the start.

Join nationally recognized experts in online teaching and learning for a virtual discussion on most effective methods in key areas to ensure quality online instruction for student success.

Confirmed experts include: Flower Darby, Kevin Gannon, April Mondy, Viji Sathy, Alyson Snowe, Michael Wesch, and more.

Webinar topics, dates, and times:

Welcoming Students to Your Online Environment: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 2:00pm ET

Managing Your Online Presence: Monday, April 6, 2020, 2:00pm ET

Organizing your Online Courses: Thursday, April 9, 2:00pm ET

Planning and Facilitating Quality Discussions: Tuesday, April 14, 2:00pm ET

Recording Effective Micro-Lectures: Friday, April 17, 2:00pm ET

Engaging Students in Readings and Micro-Lectures: Monday, April 20, 2:00pm ET


These one-hour, live Webinars will include Q&A with participants and will be recorded and hosted by ACUE. Additional open educational resources to support effective online teaching are being offered in conjunction with OpenStax. Implementation resources related to each topic are available from ACUE’s Online Teaching Toolkit.