ASSESSING STUDENTS’ ENGAGEMENT LEVELS DURING LOCKDOWN: A SURVEY IN TOURISM DEGREES
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:In early 2020, the crisis of a new virus and a pandemic context took the world by storm. All sectors of society were affected: health, economics,… and education was no exception, with all levels of education suspending face-to-face classes, which were replaced by online activities.
In view of this situation, several doubts and uncertainties emerged among educators, but one question stood out: how to proceed with teaching activities in the online format without compromising the commitment and engagement of the students?
Within this context, the teachers involved in this study sought to adapt the activities and teaching materials to the exclusive use of technology and promoted asynchronous tasks / activities, which could be developed independently by the students.
In order to understand how the profound changes in Higher Education were experienced by students, a quantitative survey is being conducted. The participants in the study are undergraduate students from a Portuguese Higher Education institution attending the curricular units of Statistical Analysis and English.
Keywords: Distance Learning in Times of Crisis, COVID-19, Digital Technologies, Higher Education.