Thankfully it appears as though we are at the tail end of the COVID-19 pandemic here in the United States, with schools and universities planning to resume at least a hybrid classroom model come Fall of 2021. That being said, a complete continuation of "business as usual" when it comes to teaching and learning would put school systems in peril.
The Effects Remote Learning Has On Students
This past pandemic year tested our education system more than ever before. Living through a pandemic has changed and shaped the way education will look in the future. Remote learning has arguably been shown to both work and not work at the same time. It all depends on the segments of the population you are referring to.
“Everyone is a Genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein.
There’s no doubt in anyone's mind that COVID is having a significant, negative impact on our students' achievement gap and psychological well-being. As educators and technologists supporting educators, our responsibility is to be proactive in building programs that help students in this remote learning environment.
With the Pandemic, most student distractions - social media, games, endless googling and the education material are living in the same space - online! Getting distracted and feeling that 24 hours/day is not adequate to complete all their work has become a new normal for students.