THE PRODUCTIVE ONLINE AND OFFLINE PROFESSOR
The Productive Online and Offline Professor is a practical guide for fulfilling our roles with excellence and joy while managing other priorities in our personal and professional lives. The book aims to reduce the friction in the way we approach our work, yet recognizes we have individual differences in what will work best.
Author: Bonni Stachowiak
Series forward: Katie Linder
Forward: Robert Talbert
CONSOLIDATED LIST OF TOOLS + RESOURCES
This list of productivity tools provides a consolidated look at all the various productivity tools that are mentioned throughout The Productive Online and Offline Professor. Additionally, alternatives are provided such that you can find an option that best meets your needs.
As with all things technology, I recommend you talk with information technology professionals at your institution as you consider which of the following tools to adopt. There are two primary reasons for this recommendation. First, there are privacy laws (such as FERPA in the United States) and university policies that dictate what kind of information is allowed to be stored outside the school's technology systems. Additionally, your IT department may already support a given tool and remove cost as a factor and better protect you and your students from privacy concerns.
Tools that let you automate steps you perform regularly. Like getting a reminder text or email when the forecast calls for rain the next day. Or adding a task to your todo list whenever an email comes in that has a subject line that starts with the following indicator - Todo:
CALENDAR (SEE PLANNER FOR ANALOG OPTIONS)
Another terrific method for boosting our productivity and reducing friction in our work is the simple act of creating checklists for steps we take on a regular basis.
COLLABORATIVE WRITING APPLICATIONS
EMAIL MANAGEMENT SERVICES
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (LMS)
PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE (FOR TEAMS)
TEXT EXPANSION APPLICATIONS
Allow students to book times to meet with you. These services let you specify what time blocks you are available (such as during office hours) and some of them sync with your calendar so if an appointment gets added during those times, it does not show the time as available when students go to schedule with you.
Ways of cultivating a personal learning network (PLN) to support lifelong learning and a personal knowledge management (PKM) system.
VIDEO CONFERENCING SERVICES
Items with one carrot ( ^ ) indicate the tool I use in my productivity system.
Items with two carrots ( ^^ ) are affiliate links. That means we may be compensated a small amount, if you use that link and make a purchase. In all cases, they are also what we use in our own productivity systems.