Emergency Remote Teaching with Reacting To The Past: A Case Study

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2022-09
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Kolean, Grant
Dupras, Nickolas
Johnson, Kathryn R
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Inspiring Innovations [POSTER] // Reacting to the Past (RTTP) is an immersive historical role-playing and active learning pedagogy typically employed on-campus. This case study analyzed Northern Michigan University’s History Department courses that utilized RTTP during the COVID-19 emergency remote teaching (ERT) shutdown. Maintaining RTTP and online learning pedagogical best practices was especially difficult. With little time to restructure their courses, the games were innovatively adapted to a variety of web-based platforms resulting in positive learning outcomes that varied by degree depending on technology and synchronous requirements. Inspiring unintended outcomes also occurred and were analyzed. This case study provides a unique and theoretically-grounded contribution to the fields of online and history pedagogies while also supporting additional research calls for the role of emotional presence in the Community of Inquiry. The poster will visually engage the audience with the case’s key findings and suggest open software other educators might employ. The presenters will stimulate discussion to assist educators interested in conducting RTTP and similar active learning strategies online. // Paper ID 108
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Online Learning, Pedagogy, Remote Learning
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