Share Paper: Categorizing and Leveraging Hashtag-Based Efforts to #Keeplearning and #Keepteaching With Remote Learning due to COVID-19

  1. Peggy Semingson, The University of Texas at Arlington, United States
  2. William Kerns, The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States
Wednesday, June 24 6:15-6:30 PM Room 8

Abstract: Upon the arrival of the largely global COVID-19 shutdown around early to mid-March, 2020, many institutions of higher education had to quickly pivot to entirely online instruction with no hope of blended or hybrid learning scenarios. The resultant “forced online” movement yielded mixed attitudes. This paper presents a summary of COVID-19-specific hashtags that arose from the sudden switch to online. Many of the learning-focused hashtags suggest that a desire to have a collective and organic social media campaign to foster good attitudes towards continuity to online platforms could be seen broadly and globally. This virtual session and paper analyze and ...