Using Data to Support Teaching & Learning During a Pandemic

Last updated: November 18, 2021

During spring and summer 2020, UW-IT, in partnership with the College of Education, the Office of Educational Assessment, the UW Graduate & Professional Student Senate (GPSS), and the Associated Students of UW (ASUW) examined data that these groups had collected to learn how we might better support teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are pleased to share the findings from these studies that provide specific suggestions about what instructors can do to help students when learning remotely, such as:

  • The importance of clear and logical course organization
  • Frequent communication from instructors
  • Availability of recorded lectures
  • Opportunities for students to collaborate with peers

These findings were recently presented and discussed in a Zoom webinar: Empathy, Engagement, and Organization: Findings on UW Students’ Experience of Remote Instruction.

In addition to the reports below, we share here the webinar recording and presentation slides:

We encourage all instructors to review the recording, slides, and reports to take advantage of their insights into teaching and learning remotely.

 Spring 2020    Autumn 2020

You can also get a quick overview of spring 2020 data from this infographic created by the Office of the Provost.