63rd ISI World Statistics Congress 2021, 11-16 July 2021
Session: IPS Non-Live 123 - Statistical methods for assessing the effectiveness of e-learning during the COVID-19 era.
Universities around the world moved the teaching activities online to face with Covid-19 emergency. Even if such a strategy has made it possible to continue offering teaching activities, the switch to online teaching is expected to exacerbate existing educational inequalities and penalize more vulnerable students. Indeed, since less advantaged students have difficulty accessing relevant learning digital resources, family social and economic conditions could impact the e-learning experience. It goes without saying that less advantaged students could experience more likely experiment problems for proper equipment and a comfortable learning environment. This paper aims to analyze the impact of distance learning activities on students' families regarding the arrangement of the learning environment and the costs to set it up. The study exploits data collected at the University of Naples Federico II. The same data offer the opportunity to reflect on students' performance due to the closure of the universities.