Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education



First Advisor

Roger Mitch Nasser

Second Advisor

Robert Steffes

Third Advisor

Shawn Poyser


This paper discusses the challenges and opportunities of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights the financial stress, digital divide, and inequalities in educational opportunities that arose during this period. However, it also acknowledges the advantages of remote learning, such as flexible scheduling, individualized learning, and global collaboration. The study design used was qualitative, aiming to identify the perceived levels of student engagement and support between faculty and students, and the perceived levels of success of completing a blended learning course in an online, hybrid, or hyflex format during a global pandemic. The paper concludes by emphasizing the importance of incorporating effective strategies to create a more flexible and inclusive education system that combines the benefits of traditional classroom learning with the advancements made during this period of remote education.