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Title: Still open during the COVID-19 lockdown: an analysis of online students' engagement with the virtual campus
Author: Minguillón Alfonso, Julià
Meneses, Julio  
Calvo Boixet, Anna
Serres Marimon, Jordi
Aracil Díaz, Xavier
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Keywords: higher education
virtual campus
connection patterns
student habits
Issue Date: Jun-2021
Publisher: European Distance and E-Learning Network
Citation: Minguillón, J. [Julià], Meneses, J. [Julio], Calvo, A. [Anna]; Serres, J. [Jordi] i Aracil, X. [Xavier]. (2021). Still Open During the Covid-19 Lockdown: an Analysis of Online Students' Engagement with the Virtual Campus. Proceedings of the 30th European Distance and E-learning Network Conference.
Published in: 30th European Distance and E-learning Network Conference, Madrid, ESP, Online Conference, 21-24 June, 2021
Abstract: The global pandemic caused by the Covid-19 outbreak and the subsequent mandatory lockdown made university students spend more time at home, changing their daily habits including studying, as a consequence of the forced self-confinement. In this article we describe the changes observed in the connection patterns to the institutional learning management system of the students enrolled in a Spanish online university during the lockdown. Our results show that the students were more likely to connect to the virtual campus, they did so more evenly over the days of the week, and more concentrated in a few hours in the central part of the days. Interestingly, the changes in students¿ connection patterns were not associated with their sociodemographic characteristics, although they were affected by their academic trajectory and their academic enrollment.
Language: English
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