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COVID-19 Study Spaces: Supportive Adaptation of Home Learning Environments During the Pandemic

Anna Ruth Gatlin, Sally Ann Swearingen, Lindsay Tan


The COVID-19 pandemic has driven considerable changes in how we live, work, and study. How have students adapted space to support remote study? This research project aimed to understand where students were learning, how they were using and adapting the space, and how their decisions might connect to tangible outcomes such as academic success, engagement, connection, and satisfaction with remote learning. An online survey gathered data from 542 college students across 93 majors at two institutions. Results suggest that the bedroom space is the most common study space, and that space adaptation is tied to positive outcomes for students

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