Poster: Public Health Students’ Learning Experiences, Concerns and Learning Obstacles from Emergency Remote Instruction during COVID-19 Pandemic
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the learning experiences of undergraduate students, specifically Public Health students. For one, students have experienced a shift in the way their courses are delivered, from in-person classes to mostly virtual learning. Secondly, since Public Health Students are uniquely training to be leaders in public health preparedness and prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic has become a significant area of study in the course material. The purpose of this study is to assess how such COVID-19 learning is affecting Public Health students and their online learning experiences. Virtual semi-structured interviews will be conducted to explore Public Health students’ overall online learning experiences, concerns, and learning obstacles. In the Southeast Region, a public university announced remote learning for all ungraduated students two weeks after the fall semester. The pedagogical methods will be discussed and provide recommendations and implications for future instructional design and infrastructure support for online education.