The challenge of learning and well-being in an online teaching context

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


During the second wave of COVID-19 in the Faroe Islands, in autumn 2020, an online survey was conducted, focusing both on student wellbeing and the online didactics and pedagogy used. The respondents were both university students and upper-secondary students. The students’ feedback shows that most of them prefer onsite teaching, as they tend to experience some negative impact on their motivation, concentration and focus with online learning. Also, the social aspects are highlighted as an essential factor for a positive learning environment. On the other hand, the students also see the benefits of online teaching, especially for those living far away, and when students are prevented from attending for various reasons. To assess the students’ well-being, the WHO (Five) Well-Being Index was used as part of the survey, measuring the well-being over the last two weeks. The teaching methods used for the online teaching were not particularly suited or adapted to online learning, and as a whole teachers and students had no experiences with online teaching prior to the COVID-19 lock-down.
Period17 Aug 2022
Event titleFrændafundur
Event typeConference
Conference number11
LocationReykjavík, IcelandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational