Delivering highly engaged lectures that also push students to think beyond the initial scope of ideas can be challenging. Furthermore, offering those lectures online during times of disruption may warrant additional considerations, including concerns about student technology access.


  • Understand pedagogical implications of interactive lecturing
    The Center for Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) offers scholarly insight on lecturing as a teaching practice, including special considerations for teaching online. Before deciding your approach to lecturing remotely, review these insights, which are based on scholarly research.
  • Asynchronous versus synchronous presentations
    Asynchronous or recorded presentations offer students the most flexibility for remote viewing as they can be accessed on-demand, at any time. These lectures also are less vulnerable to unanticipated bandwidth issues that may arise with live sessions. In addition, recorded lectures help you ensure the quality of your presentation and allow you to break your lecture into smaller, more consumable segments. Synchronous or live presentations give you an opportunity to engage students in real-time and facilitate interactive class discussions online.