Knowledge sharing is what we do. To support the African Studies community, the African Studies Association is 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

https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/advice-online-teaching

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2018/04/11/veteran-online-instructors-share-tips-improving-their-practices

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/07/how-one-instructor-pursuing-accessibility-online-education

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/11/21173608/zoom-video-conference-how-to-virtual-background-greenscreen

Digital Resources and Repositories

https://learninglab.si.edu/distancelearning

https://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

https://www.coursehero.com/educators/

https://environmentaljusticetv.wordpress.com/2019/11/10/the-africa-map-circle/

https://www.afriterra.org/

http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/

http://eyeonafrica.matrix.msu.edu/category/past-episodes/

Guest Lectures

Interested and able to give a virtual guest lecture? Contact the ASA at kathryn@africanstudies.org to add yourself to this list!

Looking for a virtual guest lecturer on the topics of African Politics, Women & Politics, African Migration, Ethnicity & Nationalism, or Peace & Conflict? Contact the ASA at kathryn@africanstudies.org to be put in touch with our volunteer with these areas of expertise who could provide a guest lecture for your course.

Looking for a virtual guest lecturer on the topics of Gender & Corruption, Women’s Labor Participation, Households, Microfinance, Mixed Methods Fieldwork and hard to reach populations? Contact the ASA at kathryn@africanstudies.org to be put in touch with our volunteer with these areas of expertise who could provide a guest lecture for your course.

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.

Videos

The African Studies Association YouTube page includes free videos of keynote lectures from the past several years.