Pedagogy and Professional Development

Exploring Student Experiences and Virtual Learning in Apparel and Textiles Curriculum During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors
  • Chanmi Hwang (NC State University)
  • Armine Ghalachyan (Washington State University)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore apparel and textiles students’ experiences and virtual learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. Research questions included a) how did the COVID-19 pandemic influence students’ academic learning? b) what difficulties or issues were perceived by the students that affected their learning? c) what learning tools were helpful and not helpful for enhancing their learning? and d) what are students’ perceptions in regards to employment after graduation and a career in the industry? A total of 114 students enrolled in five different apparel and textile classes at a large university in the United States participated in this study. Data were collected through an online survey with both open and closed-ended questions with a 7-Point Likert type scale. The study adopted educational theory (Dick & Carey, 2014) which informs instructional design models to provide a guiding framework for the development of effective and reliable instruction especially by focusing on learner characteristics and the learning environment.

How to Cite:

Hwang, C. & Ghalachyan, A., (2022) “Exploring Student Experiences and Virtual Learning in Apparel and Textiles Curriculum During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 78(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.13329

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Published on
15 Sep 2022
Peer Reviewed