"Increasing Students’ Social Engagement During COVID-19 with Net.Create"
Project Description

This paper, "Increasing Students’ Social Engagement During COVID-19 with Net.Create," explores changes in engagement and learning in a survey-level, college history course on the Black Death following a shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors used activity theory to focus the adaptation of Net.Create, a web-based, collaborative social-network-analysis tool, and to understand how it supported group-based remote learning. The authors describe how the redesigned activities sustained engagement with historical content and report coded student network entries, reading responses, and surveys to illustrate changes in engagement and learning.

Translational Perspective

Open-text response answers from students highlighted the increased awareness of a need to comply with public health behavioral requirements.

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Clinical Assistant Professor
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Indiana University Bloomington
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craigkl [at] indiana.edu

Bloomington, Indiana, USA