COVID-19 Teaching Transitions

Today, in episode 73, we’re joined by Dr. Laura Murphy to discuss the teaching challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. From moving classes online to the experience from a learning or teaching angle, we provide some resources for students and professors (links in the show notes below). Also, we touch on how this will impact academic research, Cultural Resource Management/Heritage Management, and the importance of a kindness centered pedagogy.

A full transcript for this episode can be found below. All of our transcripts are available on the Episode Transcription page.

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Show Notes:

Laura Murphy, Ph.D. Washburn University, Topeka, KS

Emily’s video: ABC’s of Archaeology!: all ages overview of archaeology terms A-Z!

Serra’s archaeology creative challenge: Mystery box for teaching archaeology for adults, mail order mystery fun!

Internet and Data Access as a Social Justice Issue in Schools and Colleges

Access issues: Resources for internet/data expansion?
Service providers make low-cost internet and data commitment to low-income households and those affected by COVID-19.

1918 Spanish Flu likely to have originated in Kansas, at Camp Funston (Fort Riley today).


Museum resources, exhibits, etc. online:

Nelson-Adkins Museum in Kansas’ Nefertari exhibit.

At the Perot Museum out of Texas, Becca Peixotto, Ph.D. one of the six
women who excavated the Homo Naledi chamber created this virtual exhibit, a VR experience for the Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey, aka, human origins.

Guardian Article highlighting “10 of the world’s best virtual museum and art gallery tours.


Teaching Resources:

Closed captioning can be done on YouTube, as well as other apps to use with other platforms.

Human Relations Area Files: Cultural information for education and research.

Kalamazoo article, Coasting the Future: Teaching as Resistance in a Pandemic. A discussion of teaching online during COVID-19.

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