Remote Learning in Times of COVID-19 in Colombia

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María Fernanda Jaime-Osorio
María Alejandra Campos Perdomo
Gilber Ignacio Rodríguez Artunduaga


Remote learning replaced for almost a year the traditional face-to-face education to maintain and ensure the continuity of the teaching-learning process during the Covid-19 pandemic. This article reports the results of an exploratory and descriptive-transversal study that exposes primary and secondary school students’ perceptions about their experience with remote learning during 2020. Though the research study was also aimed at finding out potential teaching and learning issues inherent to remote education, we only focus on reporting the main findings on the determining factors that hindered or enhanced students' learning during their remote education experience. Data were collected through two different surveys addressed to 101 secondary and primary school students from Neiva and Pitalito, the two most populated towns in the state of Huila, Colombia. The findings showed that the students’ learning was both positively and negatively influenced by several factors affecting interaction inside and outside of the classroom setting.

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Jaime-Osorio, M. F., Campos-Perdomo, M. A., & Rodríguez-Artunduaga, G. I. . (2023). Remote Learning in Times of COVID-19 in Colombia. HOW, 30(1), 85–101.
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María Fernanda Jaime-Osorio, Universidad Surcolombiana

She holds a Master in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Universidad Iberoamericana. She is the coordinator of the research group ILESEARCH and is currently working as an associate professor at Universidad Surcolombiana.

María Alejandra Campos Perdomo, Universidad Surcolombiana

She is an undergraduate student from the English Teacher Education Program at Universidad Surcolombiana. She is part of the research group ILESEARCH as a student researcher at Universidad Surcolombiana.

Gilber Ignacio Rodríguez Artunduaga, Universidad Surcolombiana

He is an undergraduate student from the English Teacher Education Program at Universidad Surcolombiana. He is part of the research group ILESEARCH as a student researcher at Universidad Surcolombiana.


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