What is it about?

What are the factors that influence a student doing well during the pandemic and remote learning? From this study conducted during the pandemic we found that student expectations of how they would fare in a remote class versus a face to face class served as a self-fulfilling prophecy of their learning in that class. Self-efficacy and the match between preferred format were significant factors.

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Why is it important?

With more remote teaching on the horizon, adjusting to student needs during the pandemic can improve learning.


While there is a lot written about how bad the pandemic is for learning, our findings show that there are some students who do well. Teaching a large class remotely, I found that some students benefit from the format and I have picked up some strategies I will use when we return to face to face teaching.

Regan A. Gurung
Oregon State University

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This page is a summary of: You can’t always get what you want and it hurts: Learning during the pandemic., Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, October 2020, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/stl0000236.
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