Exploring Strategies and Resources for Implementing Remote Learning in PreK-12 Public Schools Using the Delphi Method
Franklin University Dissertation Excellence Award - Nominee (Fall 2023)
Date of Award
Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership (EdD)
In the spring of 2020, the global pandemic of COVID-19 resulted in the rapid transition from traditional in-person PreK-12 instruction to emergency remote learning. As educators continue to operate in a post-pandemic era, they engage in multiple variations of remote learning without the training or guidance to consistently achieve positive results, as evidenced by smaller gains in student learning compared to classroom instruction. By exploring the lived experiences of expert educators from their time during the global pandemic, valuable information can be collected that can be used to develop guidance for remote learning. Through anonymous collaboration using the Delphi method, the observations, experiences, and opinions of expert remote educators were used to collect instructional practices and resources that are likely to impact student learning positively. The findings of this research were synthesized to form a practical guide for educational leaders called the Remote Learning Implementation Guide (RLIG). The three primary sections of the RLIG are pre-implementation tasks, instructional practices, and program evaluation. Pre-implementation tasks include program acquisition and stakeholder training. The consensus generated through the Delphi process revealed targeted instruction, whole-student instruction, and active engagement as validated categories of instructional practices that should be included in effective remote learning programs. These validated instructional practices included in the RLIG form the components of remote learning that are likely to predict high levels of student learning within a remote learning instructional model.
Davenport, Joshua David, "Exploring Strategies and Resources for Implementing Remote Learning in PreK-12 Public Schools Using the Delphi Method" (2023). All Doctoral Student Dissertations. 133.