Studying Youth and Family Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic at CLS 2021

connected learning summitWhen schools shuttered in early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from dozens of institutions leaped at the opportunity to investigate how the sudden lockdown would alter formal and informal learning as we had come to know it in the United States. Many were as eager to figure out how to study the evolution of learning at home at a time when it was no longer safe to spend time observing or interviewing learners in person.

In our symposium at the Connected Learning Summit 2021, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center brings together researchers from three institutions who received National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grants to study learning as it unfolded during the pandemic by using remote research methods: Stanford University, the University of Washington, and the University of Michigan. Through short presentations and Q&A, we aim to foster an open discussion not only about family learning as aided by technology during the pandemic but also about how we as researchers can study such learning remotely.

We hope that you will join us on Monday, July 12 at 2pm ET. Bring your questions, your own experience, and your ideas to the session — we look forward to a lively and enriching discussion with you!

Featured speakers:



Kiley Sobel
Joan Ganz Cooney Center
Brigid Barron
Stanford University
Caitlin Martin
CKMartin Consulting
Rose Pozos
Stanford University
Day Greenberg
University of Michigan
Denise Jones
University of Michigan
Rebecca Michelson
University of Washington


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