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Crowd-Sourced Transcription and Remote Teaching

August 17, 2020

By Gabriel Moss and Caroline Newhall In 2019, the UNC Digital History Lab began hosting a series of “transcribathons.”  In these events, history students and enthusiasts came together to transcribe historical documents, using a variety of online platforms to support … Continued

Four Steps Towards Compassionate Online Teaching

July 28, 2020

By Zardas Shuk-man Lee, PhD Candidate, History Department In the Spring semester 2020, I taught as an instructor of record at UNC for the first time, offering a course on Modern East Asia. Two months into the semester, during Spring … Continued

The Case for Asynchronous: A Teacher’s Perspective

July 22, 2020

By Professor Michael Morgan, UNC History Department   In March, when the pandemic forced UNC to suspend in-person teaching, instructors on campus scrambled to adapt their courses. In the case of my undergraduate survey of Cold War history, I wanted … Continued

The Case for Asynchronous: A Student’s Perspective

July 22, 2020

By Joshua O’Brien (Class of 2022) March 11th was the one day, more than any other, that crystallized the effect of the pandemic on American life. For starters, that was the day the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. … Continued

“Hybrid” Classrooms in the Time of COVID (and Beyond)

May 27, 2020

By Garrett Wright When universities across the country announced that classes would be moving online back in March, I hopped on Twitter and saw the social media equivalent of Hellmo.  Understandably, faculty and graduate students were equal parts anxious, furious, … Continued

In Which We Introduce the Blog

May 26, 2020

As recognized ad nauseum in think-pieces and university emails, these are unprecedented times. As the dust settles on the strangest semester in recent memory, history instructors around the world are reflecting on the emergency transition to online learning, and looking … Continued