“Teaching Philosophy Online” Sessions

Ian Schnee and Paul Franco, philosophers at the University of Washington have organized a series of online sessions to help those who are looking for suggestions and guidance about teaching their philosophy courses online.

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The “Teaching Philosophy Online” sessions will be held over Zoom, an internet-based videoconferencing and meeting app.

There are currently two sessions planned. The first will be held this Thursday, March 26th, 12 – 1 EST (panelists and the link for the meeting can be found below). The second will be held the following week (details TBD).

The organizers write:

The sessions are meant to be relaxed and informal, and the audience will be able to participate via Zoom’s chat function. We hope the sessions provide an opportunity to talk through the challenges we are facing, and to hear ideas about them from our volunteer panelists. We feel we have a great group representing a range of perspectives: mixing those with a lot of experience teaching in online environments with those doing it for the first time; teachers at SLACs, community colleges, and research universities; as well as senior faculty, junior faculty, and graduate students. 

Here is the meeting link for Session 1. The panelists for this session are:

  • James Genone (Minerva Schools)
  • Fritz McDonald (Oakland University)
  • Jon Rosenberg (Northwest Vista College)
  • Cat Saint-Croix (University of Minnesota)
  • Lindsay Whittaker (University of Washington)
  • Audrey Yap (University of Victoria)

The panelists for Session 2 are:

  • Audrey Anton (Western Kentucky University)
  • Mara Harrell (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Jonathan Milgrim (University of Washington)
  • Janice Moskalik (Seattle University)
  • Kate Padgett Walsh (Iowa State University)
  • Justin Tiehen (University of Puget Sound)
  • Jake Wright (University of Minnesota)

The organizers note: “since we’re organizing on short notice and everything is in flux these days, the line-up is subject to change, of course.”

If you’re interested in receiving reminders or a link to a recording of a session if you cannot attend it while its happening, you can register here. (Registration is not required to attend the event.) The form also provides a place to express interest in specific topics you’d like to see covered in the webinars.

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Greg Sadler
4 years ago

I’d be happy to help out with that.

I’ve been designing and teaching philosophy classes online since 2012, building them in Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, D2L, Canvas, and – now with the pivot online – Schoology.

Based on my experience over the last decade, I recently created a “bare bones” video to help other educators start creating video lecture content – https://youtu.be/ZpR4kp9LUxs

Paul L Franco
4 years ago

The link to the Google form wasn’t originally accessible, but should now be open for everyone. We hope to see y’all there!


V. S.
V. S.
4 years ago

Could you please share a link to the recording? Would love to watch those videos. Thanks and Greetings, V.