Investigating teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, educators had to shift their courses from face-to-face delivery to remote delivery, and with little notice for both students and instructors. In this video, we share the results of our investigation into students’ learning experiences as courses were shifted from face-to-face delivery to emergency remote delivery due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To gain insight into students’ experiences during this shift and how to best support their learning during the pandemic, we had students complete a guided reflection every two weeks beginning from when courses started being delivered remotely. We analyzed students’ responses for common themes regarding what factors made them feel most distanced and engaged with their course, as well as what they found most helpful and/or affirming.

Our results highlight the importance of: 1) implementing active learning strategies to promote student engagement when courses are delivered remotely; 2) delivering course content in a clear and organized way; 3) providing students with multiple forms of learning resources. Our results also highlight that students are dealing with varying personal circumstances, so now especially is a great time to be flexible in supporting students’ learning.

We will link the corresponding paper for this study when it is available. Let us know if you have any questions in the meantime!

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