As we bring our series of blog posts following up on the Pandemic Pedagogy initiative to a close, we thought it would be useful to summarise the interesting contributions that we’ve received. Looking back through them, we thought that they fell into three broad categories. First, there were several posts that addressed the issue of accessibility and building a sense of community among the student (and staff) body:
- Compassion in the Classroom during Covid – Emma Battell Lowman
- The Pandemic and Teaching Practice: thoughts on subtitles and accessibility – Coreen McGuire
- Recreating Informal Spaces in Virtual Learning Environments – Amy Louise Blaney
Second, several contributors reflected in a broader sense on the staff and student experience of teaching and learning during the pandemic:
- Less is More and No Student Left Behind – David Gehring
- Delivering undergraduate teaching during the pandemic – some reflections – Tim Reinke-Williams
- Being a History student during the pandemic – Grace Deignan
Finally, we had three posts that explored innovative approaches to teaching and learning, from fieldtrips to assessment via the role of paper (remember that?) in the digital classroom:
- Oh, the places we will go! Running virtual field trips – Ruth Larsen
- Assessment during the Pandemic: ‘Take-home exams’ – Andrew Jotischky
- The Paper-Based Digital Classroom – Lucinda Matthews-Jones
To these we can add the posts that were published last year as part of the original Pandemic Pedagogy initiative, which you can find by looking back through the blog.
We hope that you have found these posts to be useful in thinking about your own teaching and learning experiences during the pandemic.
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this series of blog posts. We hope that you have found them useful. If you would like to contribute another short blog post or podcast/video that addresses how the pandemic has changed or affected history teaching and learning in higher education then please email Dr Sarah Holland (firstname.lastname@example.org), History UK’s Education Officer. We’d also love to hear your views on the Pandemic Pedagogy initiative and on these blog posts via our Twitter account.