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ERIC Number: EJ1310048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Effects of Emergency Online Learning during COVID-19 Pandemic on Student Performance and Connectedness
Boardman, Kristi L.; Vargas, Stephanie A.; Cotler, Jami L.; Burshteyn, Dmitry; College, Siena
Information Systems Education Journal, v19 n4 p23-36 Aug 2021
This study took place at an undergraduate liberal arts college that switched to emergency online learning during the Spring 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All students were forced to leave campus and attend classes remotely. The participants were 109 undergraduate students ranging from 18 to 22 years of age. An online survey was conducted to better understand the effects of the sudden switch to emergency online learning on the students. Overall, participants felt less connected to their peers, but felt more connected to their professors when compared to pre-pandemic learning. Participants also felt less motivated to work and procrastinated noticeably more after the switch to emergency online learning. However, participants that felt connected to others reported the importance of using Zoom video conferencing and face-to-face interaction. Many participants reported the importance of having normal conversations with their professors instead of focusing on classes to feel more connected to the community. The COVID-19 pandemic greatly affected this college and its students during the Spring 2020 semester.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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