Knowledge sharing is what we do. To support the African Studies community, the African Studies Association has compiling a running list of resources, best practices, and other recommendations from our members on how to manage a transition to a virtual classroom. Please peruse the resources below, and if you have other recommendations, make sure to share them with us here.

Articles & Guides on Online Teaching

Illinois CITL Online-Course-In-A-Box: How to Construct An Online Course from Scratch
Tips To Improve Online Teaching from Digital Veterans
Course Design Suggestions to Create More Access

Resource Repositories

Smithsonian Distance Learning Lab Resources
Merlot Online Learning Materials
Course Hero: Course Specific Learning Materials
The Africa Map Circle: Learning & Teaching From Maps
Afriterra: The Cartographic Free Library
MSU’s Exploring Africa Matrix: News, Curriculum, & Lesson Plans

Videos & Podcasts

African Studies Association Keynote Lecture Archive via YouTube
Eye On Africa Seminar Series (Past Episodes)

Guest Lectures

Available to give a virtual guest lecture? Contact kathryn@africanstudies.org to add yourself to donate your time as a topic expert!

We have volunteer virtual guest lecturers who can cover the following topics:

  • African Politics, Women & Politics, African Migration, Ethnicity & Nationalism, or Peace & Conflict
  • Gender & Corruption, Women’s Labor Participation, Households, Microfinance, Mixed Methods Fieldwork and hard to reach populations
  • Radio/TV/Social Media and Multimedia Broadcasting in Africa
  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian History, Sara Baartman, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in South Africa and Liberia, with a focus on sexual violence and history in the reports
  • Urban History, History of Technology, History of Mobility, Digital Humanities, Public Scholarship, Labor History
  • Polish Foreign Policy Toward East African Countries
  • Peace & Conflict

Other Types of Support

Are you using the book African History through Sources in your classroom? The author has powerpoints to accompany each reading. Interested parties can reach out to the ASA at kathryn@africanstudies.org to be connected with the author to receive copies of the powerpoints.