Tag: COVID-19

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COEHD faculty, students present at AERA annual meeting

The 2023 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting will take place April 13–16 in Chicago. The conference is the world’s largest gathering of education researchers and practitioners, and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in a variety of areas. 

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An illustration showing a working mom at her laptop and wearing earbuds. At her feet are a child playing with toys and a cat.

Study examines how working moms in distance education navigate distractions and achieve academic success

researchers at the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development published an article featuring case studies of six academically high-achieving working moms enrolled in distance education courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their findings suggest that effective course design, making use of prior knowledge, scaffolding instruction and encouraging social presence can mitigate distractions and reduce the cognitive load of working mothers who are college students.

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