Learning online in the coronavirus pandemic

We are reviewing digital learning and teaching across English universities and colleges. As part of this review, we would like to hear from students about their experience of remote learning and how they think it could be improved.

Call for evidence

Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic started, universities and colleges have had to rapidly increase the scale of remote learning and teaching.

As social distancing advice remains in place, a combination of remote and in-person teaching is set to continue for the coming academic year.

We want to know how students have experienced this change and how they think it could be improved.

We would like to know more about what technology universities and colleges have used. What has worked and what hasn’t?

The quality of learning and teaching is paramount. So, how can high-quality digital teaching and learning can continue at scale?

The changes we have seen may also present opportunities for the longer term – in which case we would like to get a better understanding of what they are.

We are especially concerned about the issue of 'digital poverty'. Do students always have the right technology and access to an environment suited to this way of learning? Our initial research suggests that this is not always the case.

To explore these issues, we have published a call for evidence. Information received from the call will help inform the recommendations of the review and to identify case studies.

How to take part

The two main questions we would like to ask students are:

  • What has been your experience of the shift to remote teaching and learning since the start of the coronavirus pandemic?
  • How could your experience have been improved?
Read more and answer these questions online

If you have any questions about the review, contact [email protected].

Published 03 September 2020

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