Study reveals most effective remote learning approaches

The use of virtual learning environments (VLE), phone calls, online conversations and retrieval practice can improve pupils’ engagement in remote learning, a study has found.

The research, however, highlights the huge disparities in pupil engagement caused by the digital divide and poverty.

The study was published on Tuesday (June 16) by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) in partnership with the Nuffield Foundation. It is based on survey findings from more than 3,000 teachers and school leaders taken between May 7 and 17.

The results show that teachers believe certain disadvantaged groups to be less engaged with remote learning, including those with limited ICT or space to study at home (81 per cent), vulnerable pupils (62 per cent), SEND pupils (58 per cent), pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding (52 per cent), and young carers (48 per cent).

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