Episode 63: The Gap Year : How the pandemic affected education
Episode 63: The Gap Year : How the pandemic affected education

Episode 63: The Gap Year : How the pandemic affected education

We’ve learned a lot during the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020-1, but how did it affect college students? 
In this chat with 21-year old college student and Pearson Education intern – Mykel Broady – we discuss the latest Global Learner Survey findings and how he found the silver lining through it all (even through his COVID-19 diagnosis).

AUDIO QUALITY NOTE: I changed my recording location for this episode and while editing realized I may or may not sound like I am in a tin can 😩 for some bits of the interview. Apologies for the audio quality.


SKIP AHEAD:

  • 04:56 : First thoughts at the beginning of the pandemic
  • 05:30 : Two biggest lessons learned 
  • 08:26 : What it looked like to transition to university in a pandemic
  • 10:35 : Lessons schools might have learned in the process
  • 11:50 : “90% of people say that they believe internet is a basic human right”
  • 13:23 : Long lasting effects of the pandemic might just be resilience and maturity
  • 14:25 : How students found ways to cope
  • 16:42 : Did the pandemic change how we think about education
  • 19:09 : The silver lining of COVID-19 *
  • 19:58 : How this collective trauma impacted program choices and career decisions
  • 21:30 : “I don’t have all the answers and I need assistance”

Resources mentioned:

  • How the pandemic is reshaping education
  • Global Learner Survey
  • For context this was recorded during the Coronavirus pandemic 2020-1

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