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Enhanced Distance Learning Resources

A guide to additional resources offered in Spring 2020.

Online Learning Necessities

In order to learn remotely, students and educators need to have reliable internet access. Several internet service providers have implemented lower cost and/or bonus months free for subscribers. A small listing is presented below: 

Access from AT&T--monthly internet access plans for either $5 or $10, offering two months free service to customers who enroll by April 30, 2020.

Charter COVID-19 Remote Education Credit--free access to Internet/WiFi for 60 days for PreK-12, college student, and teacher households who don't currently have service.

Comcast COVID Response--provides information about access to WiFi hotspots and various Comcast policies. 

EarthLink COVID-19 Response

HughesNet COVID-19 Response

Viasat-COVID-19 Response

In this instance, it is important to remember that each provider is a business and they are governed by the various laws of business. 

The Georgia Public Library Service has created a map of Library WiFi in Georgia. Most public libraries offer free WiFi that is sometimes open and accessible from the parking lot. This map will include information about whether or not a password is required.

Best Practices for Online Teaching

The Georgia Gwinnett College Center for Teaching Excellence can help you make the transition to online teaching. While primarily for K-12 educators, Google has released an informative website about many ways in which their tools can be utilized to make the transition to online education.

Online Textbooks

Many textbook publishers have provided resources as a result of COVID-19, this is just a small sampling:

Cengage Publishing

Macmillan Instructor Catalog

McGraw Hill

W.W. Norton