Historical Methods 2020
These screenshots are of Whittier College’s website page titled “Remote Learning” and were captured on October 15th, 2020. In these screenshots, we observe what appear to be links to online resources so that both faculty and students can find ways to do distance learning during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Examining these links, it is clear that these are tutorials for these online resources as described from the page, so it can be inferred that not all students or faculty were familiar with these resources going into distance learning. In order to ensure that students learned during the pandemic, they needed to know how to use resources like zoom and moodle. These resources also point to common problems that emerged in online learning, such as zoom hackers, as the last link can be inferred to lead to a tutorial on how to maintain the safety of the online classroom. Included under the screenshots are two emails sent from the college to the student body, and these are another example of Whittier College providing resources during the online transition. These emails were also an invitation to students to participate in the changes made as Whittier transitioned into Distance Learning for the Fall of 2020. These images and emails embody the transition to Distance Learning as a form of adapting the classroom and providing students and faculty with the resources to make that transition.
Whang, S., Payne, C., Elithorpe, D., Garcia, S., & Sprague, K. (2020). Online Resources and Accessibility. Historical Methods 2020 Retrieved from https://poetcommons.whittier.edu/covid/15
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