Mar 18, 2020
As universities around the globe have closed their campuses and many of our readers are shifting their courses online, we are gathering resources about online pedagogy for Yiddish Studies. If you have experience teaching on online platforms and/or teaching with digital resources, we invite you to share your knowledge with In geveb readers. We are seeking best practices, advice, lesson plans, asynchronous assignments, descriptions of why and how you use particular digital tools and resources, personal essays, and more. We are hoping to publish these pieces quickly so that they can be of immediate use to instructors scrambling to make learning possible in these difficult times.
In addition, we hope that In geveb’s previously published pieces on online pedagogy may be useful to you. If you teach Yiddish language, you may find ideas in Paula Teitelbaum’s article on Teaching Yiddish in the Digital Age, Sarah Zarrow’s reflections on The Digital Yiddish Classroom, and a conversation between several instructors about online Yiddish language instruction. If you teach Holocaust Studies, you might consider teaching from the resources in the USHMM’s Experiencing History collection, which Emil Kerenji discusses here. If you are assigning research projects, consider sending your students to Zachary Baker’s bibliography of digital Yiddish studies resources. You may also wish to direct them to Elena Hoffenberg’s conversation with Gerben Zaagsma on the Promises and Peril of Digital Research in Yiddish.