In the fall of 2021, universities around the world looked to improve upon their digital instructional methods in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Research of digital instructional methods adopted during the pandemic suggests the implementation of instructional videos and discussion boards can positively improve student perception of learning. In a survey of 43 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a digital asynchronous elementary social studies methods course, students reflected on the efficacy of instructional videos and discussion boards as instructional tools. Students perceived the use of instructional videos as particularly efficacious, primarily citing their accessibility and ease of access. Discussion board perceptions were significantly more varied. Reflection and conclusions consider how to incorporate these digital instructional methods as best practice in asynchronous digital coursework post-pandemic.

Author: Seth J. Lickteig

Published in: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2023)

  • Date of Conference: 11-13 April 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/IICE.2023.0035
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-51-8
  • Conference Location: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland