Opportunities out of Remote Learning


Schools and educators continue to be faced with unprecedented challenges as remote learning, in varying degrees and for different students, becomes more prevalent practice due to COVID-19. The Evidence Institute continues to explore these challenges and their impacts on the future needs of educators as they adapt to different ways of meeting individual learners needs.  

A range of initiatives are being undertaken to better understand the experiences of educators and to identify and design targeted support.

AISNSW Remote Learning Survey

The AISNSW Remote Learning Survey was completed in June 2020 by almost 1000 NSW independent school educators. The survey focused on a range of themes including:

  • preparedness for a move to remote and blended learning
  • areas around which educators would like more support
  • positive outcomes arising from the period of remote learning
  • the use of platforms and technologies
  • considerations for learning design.

This infographic provides and overview of the key insights and findings from the survey.

Remote Learning: Rapid Literature Review (AISNSW and ACER)

The Remote Learning: Rapid Literature Review identifies effective practice in remote learning and synthesises key evidence relevant to the COVID-19 disruption.

Key areas covered in the literature review include:

  • quality teaching and learning in blended, distance or remote learning design
  • the role of technology in education
  • the role of parents and families in remote learning
  • pedagogical models for remote learning
  • impacts and implications for education in emergencies.

This work forms part of a broader research partnership between The Evidence Institute and the Australian Council for Educational Research.

Reflections from Remote Learning

The evidence Institute is exploring the future needs of educators as they adapt to remote learning and the impacts of COVID-19, writes Dr Rachel Perry.


Reflections on Remote Learning - Lessons from Lockdown

Tiffany Roos, Director of The Evidence Institute gave a detailed presentation on the AISNSW Remote Learning Survey at the Lessons from Lockdown conference.

AISNSW Masterclass Series

Please join the AISNSW Masterclass Series.

With the content emerging from the insights you shared with us, take a moment in time to pause, reflect, actively engage and look to the future.

Case Studies (AISNSW & UTS)

The recent emergency remote teaching situation has highlighted the need for teachers to develop a broader and inclusive set of digital pedagogies for supporting their student’ learning. In response to this need, The Evidence Institute is collaborating with researchers at the University of Technology Sydney to identify effective and innovative digital practices, as well as factors influencing their successful and inclusive enactment. The research will draw on case study and survey methods to gather teacher and student's views of exemplary practices and associated enablers and constraints. The first two of these case studies will be released in December 2020.