Online education

Online education

Dan Levy: Teaching Effectively with Zoom – A practical guide to engage your students and help them learn (published by Dan Levy 2020)

Many thanks to Geopen Kiadó for sending me the book!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many educational institutions were forced to close their doors in 2020 and teachers had to learn to teach online without any transition. The author of the book, Dan Levy, a professor at Harvard University, did not teach online courses of his own accord either: he was forced to do so. The professor is a committed believer in successful and effective teaching and strives to make the most of the online method in order to pass on as much information as possible to his students.

The author stated that there is no substitute for personal interactions, however, he tried to show the benefits of digital education: for example, students can try new types of tasks, those who cannot leave their homes due to an illness can take classes, documents can be easily shares and edited together, lessons can be recorded and reviewed, and easier to invite a guest speaker.

It is a very well-edited, useful book, in which the author aims to help you use online platforms, especially Zoom, by learning the basics and presenting exercises and tasks that you can try. The book also includes a companion website where you can find videos and additional resources.