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Teaching and Learning History Online
A Guide for College Instructors

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ISBN 9781032192727
April 17, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

Teaching and Learning History Online: A Guide for College Instructors offers everything a new online history instructor needs in one package, including how to structure courses, integrate multimedia, and manage and grade discussions, as well as advice for department chairs on curriculum management, student advising, and more.

In today’s technological society, online courses are quickly becoming the new normal in terms of collegiate instruction, providing the ideal environment to "flip the classroom" and encourage students to hone critical thinking skills by engaging deeply with historical sources. While much of the attention in online teaching focuses on STEM, business, and education courses, online history courses have also proven consistently popular. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new history instructors are rushed into online teaching with little or no training or experience, creating a need for a guide to ease the transition from classroom to online course development and teaching.

A timely text, this book aims to provide both new and experienced college history teachers the information they need to develop dynamic online courses.

Table of Contents


About the Contributors

Stephen K. Stein and Maureen MacLeod

Section 1: Administrative, Legal, and Technical Issues of Online Teaching
Maureen MacLeod

Chapter 1: Overcoming Resistance to Teaching History Online and Methods of Engagement
Rachel J. Mittelman

Chapter 2: Teaching to the Whole Class: Accessibility and Inclusivity in Teaching Online History Classes
Christina Ghanbarpour

Chapter 3: Balancing Act: Offering History Online from A Department Chair’s Perspective
Kathleen A. Tobin

Chapter 4: Advising Online History Majors
Chrystal Goudsouzian and Amanda Lee Savage

Chapter 5: Working with Publisher Produced Material
David L. Toye

Chapter 6: Instructor, University and Other Contributors: Balancing Copyright Protections for Online Learning
Elizabeth F. Buchanan and Stephen K. Stein

Section 2: Innovative Pedagogy for the Online Class
Stephen K. Stein and Maureen MacLeod

Chapter 7: More than a Mode of Delivery—Benefits and Challenges of Teaching History Online
Elizabeth F. Buchanan

Chapter 8: Intercultural Learning Online: Using Students’ Diverse Perspectives to Build Connections to History
Molly J. Giblin

Chapter 9: Using Technology in Pedagogy and Assessment: Timelines, Story Mapping, and Edpuzzles
Maureen MacLeod

Chapter 10: Dynamic Video Content in the Online History Classroom
Courtney Luckhardt

Chapter 11: Assessment and Feedback as Instruction in the Online History Classroom
Cassandra L. Clark

Chapter 12: Games and Gamification in Online History Classes
Mary A. Valante

Section 3: Online Discussion and Interactive Learning
Stephen K. Stein

Chapter 13: Creating Meaningful Online Discussions
Tony Acevedo

Chapter 14: Managing Online Discussions in Larger Sections
J. M. Wolfe

Chapter 15: Letting the Sources Guide the Way: The Dynamic Utilization of Primary Sources in the Online History Classroom
Micki Kaleta

Chapter 16: It’s All Relative: The Importance of Scaffolding and Course Design in the Online History Classroom
Leigh Ann Wilson

Chapter 17: Interactive Timelines as the Center of Class Discussion
Brandon Morgan

Chapter 18: Using Omeka to Bring Women's History to Online Learners
Brigitte Billeaudeaux and Christine Eisel



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Stephen K. Stein is an Associate Professor of History and Department Chair for online programs at the University of Memphis, USA.

Maureen MacLeod is an Assistant Professor of History, Chair of the Humanities Department, and the History Program Director at Mercy College, USA.