Students during Covid – 19; Q&A with Kassandra Chadd. This is also published on Also published on fundyourcollege.com.
Kassandra Chadd (She/Her) is a 24-year-old student currently taking her Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Concordia with classes mostly online.
Students During Covid – 19 have more than just a full load to deal with. Students have a full load when they take on school; exams, studying, assignments, extracurricular. They do all this while balancing a healthy life, and a job. Add in the pandemic, and it’s a whole new story.
Please describe your classes
So, all of my classes are online now but not all classes at my university are online. So, for most of my classes, you go at the class schedule time and it mostly on google meet the teacher shares their screen so we can see the PowerPoint and they teach like a normal class and answer any questions. But then other classes are set up where you watch a video of the teacher teaching that they have recorded before and then go to class once a week to just talk
In what ways has the pandemic improved your learning?
I have a lot more free time, not having to stress about going to school and if the lectures are recorded I can go back if I missed something or don’t understand
In what ways has the pandemic made learning harder?
It is really hard to pay attention in an online class, the people interaction is not there so the discussion isn’t the same. Some teachers don’t care as much. A strong Wi-Fi connection is a problem at times
Are you able to participate in extracurricular activities? If so, what are they?
My school is doing a lot of the activities on google so I don’t feel like I am missing out, but I was not too involved before the pandemic
What advice do you have for other students?
Set up your own space, make sure you’re studying between classes like at school, and I bought any other monitor so that I can still take notes and be on the Google meets
How do you think this pandemic would change learning in the future?
Yes, it has my school and other schools are talking about doing a blending learning with some classes online forever
Here’s the musical element of the students’ experience for your listening pleasure. Enjoy these remixes for all your studying needs both during and after the Covid-19 Pandemic!!
“Simpson Lofi Mix 2021” By Lofi Fan
“Arabic Trap Music Mix” by Inkyz
“Cavaliere Angelo Boss Theme From Devil May Cry 5” by Symphonic Brush – Music, Art & Memes
“Pirates Of The Caribbean” by Froto
“Keihatsu” By Mr_Momo Music