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College in the Time of Corona: Spring 2020 Student Survey Results & Community Discussion

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(1 hour)

Are you a student experiencing remote learning and wanting to help us do it better? An instructor who wants to understand how students are experiencing the shift online? A technologist working to support teaching and learning in this new environment?

The Learning Analytics Research Network (LEARN) invites you to participate in our first virtual event of the semester. This timely conversation will explore how students across the US experienced the rapid transition to remote instruction in Spring 2020. Drs. Alyssa Wise and Yoav Bergner will share the results from LEARN’s recent student survey and lead a discussion of their implications for our teaching and learning practices moving forward

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About the Survey

Last spring, everyone’s lives were uprooted by the coronavirus outbreak and our education system had to rapidly adapt to drastic changes. Instructors were asked to move their course online virtually overnight and students were required to complete their studies off campus. In an effort to better understand how students felt and how to improve remote learning, LEARN distributed an IRB-approved survey inviting university students to complete a 15 question survey. Over 250 students from various universities responded between late March and early May 2020, offering unique insight into the experience of this transition as it occurred. 

About the Event

In this virtual session, Drs. Wise and Bergner will unpack the results from the survey. Their presentation will be followed by an open discussion of implications for action. With many universities employing remote and hybrid models this fall, this is an essential conversation for our community in these dynamic times.