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Learning Science & Remote Learning During COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic shifting learning online for millions of students in K-12 and higher education, what has learning science taught us about effective online learning –and the challenges it presents? The learning scientists on this panel will discuss how pandemic era learning affects students and teachers. What are the challenges? What are the opportunities? How can students overcome the effects of self-isolation, stress, and more to succeed in school and college?

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  1. Learn about the challenges students face as they continue their learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Discover new solutions and methods that aid the remote learning process for teachers and students.
  3. Hear what research says about how to support students and their remote learning during the pandemic, from leading learning scientists.


  • Simon Allen, CEO of McGraw Hill, McGraw Hill
  • Robert Feldman, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Tanya Joosten, Director of Digital Learning Research and Development and co-PI and co-Director of the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


William Maroni, Comms Team, McGraw-Hill

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  • Tags: edtech, learning science
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Converse
  • Track: Emerging Tech
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Field Experience
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