Teaching

Resources for Online Teaching

As more and more philosophy instructors need to move classes online due to COVID-19, many of us are looking for help with teaching virtually.  Mary Beth Willard (Weber State University) has shared some great general tips for quickly switching your course to an online format.

It also makes sense to use resources that are already out there. I just assigned two podcasts from the History of Philosophy without any gaps to my History of Ancient Philosophy class, as the best way to introduce them to Aristotle, whom we are considering next. You should also check out (and add to) this spreadsheet (created by Liz Jackson (ANU) and Tyron Goldschmidt (Rochester) ) that shares videos and resources for a wide range of philosophical topics and courses: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_T7Cnv9c6VHc3YWUvUaVfkApUjojlU5XyCe61A_bB4g/edit?usp=sharing.

It includes a number of videos on ancient philosophy, including a full course by Monte Ransome Johnson. I have also posted the Powerpoint slides I used for my recent classes on Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and will keep sharing slides as well as videos, for those who want to record their own discussion.

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