The changing dynamics of student engagement

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The overall aim of this chapter is to provoke reflection around how higher education (HE) engaged students in online learning during COVID-19. Discussion will outline the challenges that HE faced in engaging students in a complex and uncertain COVID-19 landscape and how this changed the dynamics of student engagement and support. It also discusses the role of the academic in the use of inclusive pedagogies to ensure that learning and support met the needs of the students’ in their online learning journeys. The chapter concludes that while COVID-19 meant wide scale change for HEIs that these best practices should create the “new norm” in curriculum design and is an era where HE professionals should be proud of the legacy they leave and the support they gave to ensure that students could continue their learning journeys.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPandemic pedagogy: preparedness in uncertain times
EditorsEnakshi Sengupta
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-80071-470-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-80071-471-7
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2023

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