The DeFLab is involved in the Students Experiences of Online Learning – SOLE – project. This research is focused on what we can learn from Aotearoa |New Zealand university students’ experiences of online learning as a result of the shift to Emergency Remote Learning and Teaching (ERLT) during the pandemic. We are interested in the perspectives and lived experiences of students and have conducted a survey of over 1000 students and focus groups of close to 50 students.
Cheryl Brown has reflected on students’ experiences in a Conversation article “What do students need in the age of lockdown learning?” and the SOLE team has shared some initial thoughts on the project in ASCILITEs Technology Enhanced Learning Blog.
There is no doubt that research-informed analysis on emergency remote education is critically important in our current global context. Especially since we know we will be facing these challenges globally for some time.
Watch this space for more updates as the project progresses.