Statistics Students' Perspectives of Forced Online Learning

Lindgren, K., Bock, M., Alexander, C. , Jack, E. and Marshall, E. (2022) Statistics Students' Perspectives of Forced Online Learning. In: 11th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS11 2022), Rosario, Argentina, 11-16 Sep 2022, (doi: 10.52041/iase.icots11.T14C3)

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We describe a study that explored perceptions and experiences of statistics students at universities in the United Kingdom who had to adjust to learning online as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. Students from two universities (one research-intensive, the other with a teaching focus), and groups of first- through third-year students from five undergraduate statistics courses were surveyed. The wellbeing of students studying online differed between the two universities, and wellbeing was related to students’ experiences of learning remotely, with more negative wellbeing scores associated with worsening online learning experiences. Students did not feel they interacted as well with their peers or lecturers in an online learning environment compared to in-person learning. This study can inform statistics educators how to better support their students’ learning.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Alexander, Dr Craig and Jack, Dr Eilidh and Bock, Dr Mitchum
Authors: Lindgren, K., Bock, M., Alexander, C., Jack, E., and Marshall, E.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Statistics
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