Lauren Toti is a fourth-year Professional Communication student at Ryerson University with a background in sales, social media marketing, and merchandising. She is passionate about public relations, and creative industries with a particular interest in learning and education. She is always dedicated to driving results while establishing meaningful relationships with diverse and creative partners.
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of children’s e-learning education on parents’ COVID-19 experience. As province-wide stay-at-home orders and lockdown restrictions force students to adopt an e-learning format, parents are taking a more active and strict role in their child’s education. Faced with insurmountable responsibility and accountability for their child’s education, parents have been faced with a unique COVID-19 experience.
The methods used for this study included surveys and interviews. With a sample population of 15 parents with children in elementary school, both qualitative and quantitative data were collected.
Preliminary findings have revealed that there is a general expression of frustration and stress among parents as 50% of participants claim that the parent-child relationship has suffered due to e-learning. Many parents have expressed the need for greater communication with the school board to equip them with the necessary tools, knowledge, and confidence to support their children.
Education; E-Learning; COVID-19; Students; Parents; Lockdown