The global pandemic has posed serious and significant challenges to the post-secondary sector. In response to COVID-19, Institutions across the province have adopted blended and distance learning for the 2020-2021 academic year. In light of this, OUSA’s Summer Intern, Zamir, looks at how universities can further engage in online and distance learning without compromising the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education.
This report draws on student voices and relevant expert literature to identify the challenges that Ontario’s diverse post-secondary student population has and will continue to face if emergency online, blended, and distance learning opportunities are not implemented carefully. Applying an equity lens to his analysis of identified challenges, Zamir makes recommendations to guide university administrators, government officials, and student association leaders in their policymaking, lobbying, and advocacy.